Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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samantha jane is doing 37 things including…

find myself


 

samantha jane has written 1 entry about this goal

who am i?

most days when i look in the mirror and get ready for the day, i am not quite sure of who i see. over the past 3+ years i have some how lost myself. i went from being a “free spirited child”, going to school, have lots of fun with no responsibilities to a wife and mom. which is so easy to try and accomplish what society thinks that you should be.

now don’t get me wrong i LOVE LOVE my husband and my children, but i feel that i have focused so much on the mom and wife role that i have neglected me. i feel that i don’t know who i am anymore. i look back on pictures and see how much fun i used to have… the expressions are written all over my face. i haven’t looked that happy in years. when i go through my CD’s i think to myself… i wonder how many new albums this band has released, or i wonder if this band is still together, or i haven’t been to a concert in eons! the same goes for TV/ movies. i can’t remember what the last movie i saw in the theater was, and if the tv show isn’t on nick jr then i don’t know anything about it. i wonder if this author has written anything new…ect.

i need to start a blog/ list about things that i discover about me… both good and bad so that i can help find myself.

i don’t want 10 more years to come and go… and then i am going to be a complete stranger to everyone. my husband has already made a few comments about how i don’t do anything for me, and how i don’t look happy. i am happy… i love my kids and husband…. i just don’t know who i am outside of the wife and mom role.



 

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