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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stop living in the past (read all 3 entries…)
Guess I'm literally living in the past

I just realized I wrote in that last entry that today is the 19th, but its the 20th. Maybe I should ask for help.

stop living in the past (read all 3 entries…)
I think I started on this yesterday

I never got over my gf from almost 8 years ago. Yesterday a mutual friend called me and said he’d talked to her and she was living in Jersey City and working at a Red Lobster in Times Square. I thought about how hellish that life sounds. All those people, the dirty, noisy, cold city. We would not have anything in common now. I am glad that our life together ended so that I can have the life I have now, safe back in my hometown where today on December 19 it is a lovely 60 degrees and the restaurant in which I work is never very busy.

Be absurdly classy.
I guess the easiest way to start

is to brainstorm about what class means to me. Being discreet about one’s own personal life and the personal lives of others wold be a good start. I also had decided last night to stop trying to be funny all the time so its interesting someone else listed that as part of being classy. I personally feel class has little to do with how one dresses. Appropriate emotional responses (NO tantrums unless totally alone). Thinking of others’ feelings.

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