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 doing 25 things

How I did it
How to go to a red sox game
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
It took me
4 months
It made me

Recent entries
Go skiing
Great time with friends

I went with a group of friends that I hadn’t spent much time with before and it was a blast. They taught me how to corner and stop without falling over, which was quite the accomplishment for me.

Stop caring what other people think of me (read all 2 entries…)

A big part of it was dating a girl that some of my friends didn’t approve of but that I fell in love with.

run a half marathon (read all 3 entries…)
Take Two

I was supposed to run the Lehigh Valley Half Marathon back in May, but got mono and had to stop running for a month and a half.

So now that I’ve started up again, it’s back to looking for a half marathon to run! I’m excited, even though I’ll be running and training alone.

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