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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I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky



I'm doing 23 things
 

How I did it
How to be a morning person
It took me
2 years
It made me
Awake


How to identify 20 songs that mean something to me
It took me
356 days
It made me
Awesome


How to graduate from college
It took me
4 years
It made me
Satisfied


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stop running away (read all 5 entries…)
Closer

I truly have made progress on this. I believe I have at least. This weekend my roommate kind of got a bit snide with me, said some comment that really doesn’t matter. It did get under my skin, but I didn’t let this bother me. I was heading to bed anyway and had to be up early to go see my family. I left our apartment Saturday morning and went about my business. Sunday night I came home, and I really didn’t want to be around anyone so I just went into my room and left him alone.

This morning I get a text from him asking me if I am done pouting. Personally, I really wasn’t mad at him. He has this habit of always saying something to put me down and actually hurts my feelings more often than not. I used to go to my dad’s when ever he did this. I guess in that sense I was running away, but only to a place I felt more welcome. Then he sends this text saying that the only thing I am good at is running away just like my mother.

That was a bit of a low blow. I have gotten over what happened with my mother leaving and have come to terms. I also have gotten over the comment he made to me on Friday. In all honesty, I really was not upset. I wanted to spend Easter with my family. Now, things are rockier than ever here. He has this habit of just ruining things. I don’t even feel comfortable around him anymore. He used to be my best friend, now we are just two strangers living in the same space.

I don’t think I was running. I am pretty positive that I am facing my own demons. I just wish the one person I care about the most would actually notice this, instead of pushing me away.



write a book (read all 7 entries…)
Late Night Additions

It’s been awhile since I have been on here. Also, has been awhile since I have actually written anything. It has been quite disappointing really knowing that I have let myself down. However, tonight I am not dwelling on the past indiscretions and failures. Instead I have charged forward and have begun again. I have taken up my pen and have let myself go. I have made a promise to myself that I will not stop when I hit a wall because all obstacles were meant to be overcome. Sometimes we just need a bit of a reason or maybe even a little kick. Now – my break is over, I am back and I will not let myself down.



write a book (read all 7 entries…)
Hiatus

It’s time to revisit this goal. Starting tomorrow I will be going to my local coffee shop to begin the process of writing once again. I’m thinking a change of scenery may be very helpful for me.



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