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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staringdownthesun is doing 13 things including…

be more confrontational

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staringdownthesun has written 3 entries about this goal

I am not sure when to cross this off

I don’t really know at what point I can say “I’m Done” I think that I have done a pretty good job since I made this goal last year, yet I definitely still have those passive aggressive habits. I think I will wait until I see what happens with my next issue with my roommates and how I react. If it is positive and confrontational without being bitchy I will check this off the list!

yeeeeah boi

I totally called out my friend the other day when she was being ridiculous. and by called out i mean i went to her room, asked to speak to her and told her how i felt about how she was acting and even though she totally closed down and wouldn’t talk about it i felt better because she knew how it affected me. :)

angry drunk?

My new friends have recently pointed out to me that whenever I am drunk I become much more confrontational. I will bring up something from earlier that day or days past that I didn’t like and say very nonchalantly, “yeah you were kinda a bitch when…”

I want to be able to tell them WHEN it happens, not need my liquid courage to do it.

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