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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find myself (read all 2 entries…)

Back to me…I have to remind myself that this is not a selfish thing. My kids have grown and now I have to try to remember who I am. Not a simple thing. I decided to let go (get closure) from the people in my life that seemed to keep me in the past…I needed a clean slate, so to speak…I was so busy trying to make/keep them happy, rather that working on myself (not their fault). I can see a bit clearer now and really think that I am ready to do this.
I used to sew, draw and loved to exercise. Well I have purchased a pattern and everything needed to get that going…just have to get my mood right to start. Am wanting to try yoga…have found a place to go to classes. I have purchased paint…just have to apply it to some canvas or the wall. I would like to be more natural with things…organic!
So, I seem to have things in order…just have to jump into it…scary…trying to find the courage.

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Well I really have to do it now...

I bought a small home and everything was great. I fell in love, quit my job (I worked there for 8 years)and moved across the state to be with my new love. It was great and then is was not. So, I moved back to my small home and am now searching for a job. I don’t regret quiting my job and moving away…ya never know, ya gotta take chances right? Now I’m starting over in the same place I was trying to get away from…funny huh? Well I’m glad to be back and I’m sure I’ll get a job soon…cross your fingers!!

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Nick Names

So, what is up with the nickname game we play?? do we want to keep our friends Real names private…like it’s only the insiders who now that Scat’s name is really Bill??? or is it because we are all rebels at heart and feel the need to stick it to the man, as if to say…I know that piece of paper says my name is Frank but my friends call me Bubba, you got a problem with that?...

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