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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  1. 1. get into shape, but keep my curves
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  2. 2. find someone special
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  3. 3. meet new people
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  4. 4. stop saying it and just do it
    114 people
  5. 5. scuba dive
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  6. 6. Skydive
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  7. 7. make my parents proud
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fall out of love
Its so easy to fall in love...

falling out, well thats the hard part. When youre still falling in love, and your special someone wants you to fall out of love it sort of kills something inside of you. I wouldnt smile, laugh, eat, you lose your sparkle, your confidence you could say. And your first love is always the one that hurts the most and you try to get them back and nothing works. So then you sit and wonder Why?- Why did they do it? Was it me?(the correct answer to this is its not me). My experience was strange, we’ve known each other for 7 years, been bestfriends for 5. And one week before he decided to end it we were talking about moving in together, this was his idea not mine. He was my bestfriend, before we were dating I ran to him with my problems and he to me, so even now after not talking to him for several months and dropping all contact it still hurts. It hurts more knowing that I lost one of the people I was closest to than it does actually losing my boyfriend. I guess this is why they say dont ever date your bestfriends. I know that I will always love him in some way or another, and hopefully one day we can have our friendship back. However, falling out of love has been the best experience that I’ve had so far because I learned alot about myself in a very short period. Without that I wouldn’t be who I am today. It wasn’t an easy period dropping all contact, hiding the pictures, erasing the phone numbers…it is hard, but everyone can get through it with time. It just takes time.

overcome depression and anxiety
Smooth sailing...For Now

Its not the best thing to admit, but it feels even better to admit you have overcome it. Battling it is not the easiest thing. It took little baby steps, me finding things that made me happy and doing them so that I was happy. Hobbies I guess you could say. Starting college helped, my sister and I crochet together, my brother and I play video games. That hardest part was trying to stay constantly busy so that I wouldnt slow down long enough to feel bad, because if I did Id burst into tears. But several months later with the help of my doctor, heart to heart talks with my bestfriends, and spending more time with my family I can say that Im not depressed anymore and it feels really good.

Make my parents proud

I know that my parents are always going to be proud because the little things always make them proud of me and my brother. It doesnt matter if one of us moves out, gets a great job, or even aces the killer math test, they’re always proud. But for once, I would love to give them soemthing truly to be proud about like graduate from nursing school and be able to support myself.

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