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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Buy Christmas presents early this year.
Yay me!

I’ve said for years that I was going 2 do this and this year I am actually getting started on my goal! I am so happy and excited! I’ve put some stuff on layaway and have a few bought and stored away. I have 6 kids 2 buy for in my own family and a little something for all my nieces and nephews but getting a little at a time is really so much easier and makes it more manageable for a girl who HATES the whole week before Christmas shopping routine.

Say I love you to my guys everyday, and tell them why.
Shouldn't this be natural?

I guess it’s not so difficult to tell my sons that I love them. I do it all the time. I tell them why, or little things about them that make me love them for being so different from each other. Having this on here tho reminds me that it is something I need to be mindful of doing, so that I don’t say it out of habit, without the meaning it should have. The harder part is saying it to David. I do love him so much & there are tons of reasons why but it seems that lately we are fighting so much or feeling hurt about things and saying the words can be hard for me. I kind of feel like if I say I love him while we are angry with each other, it makes it seem like things are alright when they aren’t at all. I know that isn’t what it is, tho. I think this all ties in to another of my goals, the not arguing thing. I have been managing to say “I love you” to him lately, even when I am so mad I don’t even want to look at him. At least once a day. I try to remind myself that it’s one of my goals and that helps motivate me to do it. Plus, it seems to be helping with things.

marry david
Easier said than done...

I really love David and I can’t imagine ever being with anyone else, don’t want to. It’s just so hard to accept that he would actually want to marry me, since I’ve been through this so many times with other people and never even got a ring. I am scared and don’t want to commit to something and work toward it when I don’t think it will happen. I want to marry him, I’d even do it in a courthouse, but I am too afraid and I really think I don’t make him happy, so I don’t know why he’d want me to be his wife. I need to find a way to acceptthat he loves me enough to actually want this, not just saying it to keep me with him for now.


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