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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youhavemyattention is doing 32 things including…

Fall in love

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youhavemyattention has written 4 entries about this goal

I think I have

I have been dating my boyfriend for almost 4 months and we have known each other for about three years now. He is the most amazing man that I know and he treats me like a queen. It’s ridiculous. I feel such love for him, but the time constraint of how long we have been dating makes me question the love. I very much am a person who trusts the validity of feelings based on time. So honestly I do not think I will consider this done until I get engaged or married.

But at this moment in time I would say that I am in love. Very much so :)


The sister and I had a very interesting conversation tonight. We were talking about how hard it truly is for men to vocalize their feelings and how it really is a big deal for a man to tell you his feelings for you. And how a man loves you should be like Christ loves the church. And since we as the church could never love God as much as he loves us, we as woman can never love our husband as much as he loves us. At least not in how a relationship should be.

So it comes to this point. The steps to love are so daunting to me. How do I even get to the point of dating/attraction, much less love? I just have to remember that when I’m being pursued that the best thing that I can do is to be a strong firm woman and to stand behind my man. Well at least when I have a man.

But for now I thank the LORD for this season of singleness and I’m so happy that he knows what he is doing.

In love?

Right now in class we’re reading this book called Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. And he made a point that being in love and loving were different things. Being in love/falling in love refers to the infatuation period of the relationship. And loving someone refers to the actual act and choice of loving someone. It is much deeper and a much mature way to love and care for someone.

I don’t only want to fall in love, but I want to stay in love. I want to value my spouse enough to want to invest my time into making it work even when I don’t want to. I want to love.

Not the usual

All consuming love, 1 Corinthians 13 love, true love, unconditional love.

I’ve never had anything, so when I finally find someone I want it to be true. I want it to be right the first time.

I believe God will give me the right man.

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