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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Beat my depression (read all 3 entries…)

I just recently visited the doc for a check up and had my treatment extended for a year. I may at that time decide to get off the meds and see if I can live without. At this time all is going well and I don’t want to make any changes.

visit my fathers grave

I never really knew him. My mom and step father raised me mostly. I never got to meet him when I was older. He passed away when I was 17 or so from AIDS. I would have loved to have known him but atleast I want to visit his grave if I can find it someday.

go hiking and get growled at by a cougar

I found that going hiking in the late fall can irritate wild animals especially when food is scarce and I have a pound of beef jerky in my pack. Although I really love hiking I could probably go without re-living this one…Fear comes to mind :)

get married
It's great to be married

I have been married for 10 years now to my high school sweetheart. Although we have had our ups and downs we are still together and happily at that!

read before going to bed

I would like to make an effort to get to bed an hour earlier and do some reading at least a few times a week instead of falling asleep in front of the TV everynight.

Beat my depression (read all 3 entries…)
It can be done!

I have struggled with depression for years and didn’t understand I even had it. It got so bad last year that i was getting very suicidal and destroying my family. I talked with my doctor and am now taking Lexapro. This is the best decision I have ever made. My life is so much better now and my wife even says the last two months have been the best since we were married. I didn’t get help at first because I felt like I was worthless and taking pills would make me an even bigger loser. WOW was I wrong!

go steelhead fishing

I will attempt to do this the summer of 2006.

Learn how to manage my stress (read all 2 entries…)
Take it a day a time

After spending alot of time at the doctors office & having to wear a heart monitor for two weeks, my wife also got to call 911 after I passed out with a resting heart rate of 160bpm. I ended up in the ER that night. I was put on 7 different medications and was sent to a cardiologist for tests though nothing was ever found. I have learned what job and life stress can do to a person. I am trying to take better care of myself now as I have discovered that maybe stress can kill a person!

Drive to the top of Mt. Walker (read all 2 entries…)
Gonna try again soon!

I want to drive to the top of this mountain (overlooking Hood Canal, in the Olympic National Forest) again but will need a 4wheel drive vehicle before doing so. I tried to take my family up there the summer of 05’ in our toyota corrolla but had to turn around due to bad terrain and just plain fear of getting stuck. On the way down we burned up the brakes and had to let them cool before we could drive again!

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