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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Cloud Nine

really fall in love
Can Hardly Compare

He makes me feel alive. I feel at peace with him, and even comparing my previous relationships where I thought I was “in love” just seems silly compared to how I feel about him. We think similarly and are falling hard for each other.

take his virginity
First Day of Summer

I started my day off pretty innocently. Little did I know of the events that would transpire.
I’m in love with this boy. And after inviting him over to watch The Big Lebowski, we ended up rolling around in my bed… And we decided it was time. We put on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and I deflowered the boy, haha (I wasn’t a virgin). Good times were had by all.

fall in love again
Next Thing I Knew

I was falling in love with him while I was still in another relationship. I ended the first relationship as soon as my feelings became real for him- and didn’t regret it for a moment. I looked up at him and realized- “I’m falling in love with this guy.”
Next thing I knew I couldn’t imagine it without him.

start a new relationship
I Wanted Him

After being in my first serious relationship of 19 months, which took of the first 1.5 years of high school, I was ready to experience. Just simply feel the world. And I’m starting with him.

have more fun
Socializing. It's great.

I decided to stop caring about silly things. So, I’ve started hanging out with people that I was previously too awkward to see outside of school, and I am so glad I have! I’ve had more fun in the last near six weeks than I did during my 19 month relationship. Since I became single, it’s been about what I want to do- no longer what others want for me. So here’s to hanging out with new people, trying new things, and having the time of your life.

be single (read all 2 entries…)
My Life Has Become a lot More Interesting Now That I'm Siingle.

Since five and a half weeks ago when I ended it with my boyfriend of 19 months, my life has gotten a lot more interesting. Trying new things, smoking new things, hanging out with more people, stolen kisses in the park, and just more freedom. I stopped worrying what other people want me to be and just started worrying about myself only. I was a doormat before, and it is so freeing to no longer care how others wish I was.
I am not saying that ending your relationship will bring happiness to you life, but rather that if you are dating someone- remember to not lose yourself. I did, and now that I am on my own I am truly happy for the first time in so long.

try hookah

It tasted good and it was way fun. Not so much the smoking itself, rather the conversations and laughs it helped induce. We just smoked some sheesh/shisha with it.

Kiss someone on an impulse
We were in the park

It didn’t start off as a date. We were supposed to meet with other friends, but they flaked and it ended up being him and I. Not that either of us minded. Started with daylight and bowling, ended with a chilly spring night and a kiss in the park.

be fearless
Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd

Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” on the album Meddle is what makes me want to be fearless.
Not rude or crass, simply no longer afraid and just start enjoying life.

be happy
On My Way

Free from longtime relationship, on to a new cute awkward crush.
Feeling better, doing what I want.

dye my hair blue
I was going to...

Two days ago on Friday I was going to dye my hair blue, but decided against it the day before. A couple of reasons
1. I think it was an impulse thing, I had just dumped my longtime boyfriend and it was like another “change” thing.
2. The guy I maybe sort of like thought it was prettier darker…

be single (read all 2 entries…)
Finally Ended It

We had gone out for nearly two years, and I had been over him for six months. He was my first love, but it had to end. I feel free and relieved!



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