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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Be true or just be

So here’s a thought. . . .

Is it okay to just be or is it a cop-out? What happens in life when everything you know isn’t anything you knew?

I’m there.

I’ve been fooled by myself. I’ve been fooled by Him. I’ve been fooled. And it hurts so much.

So i find myself in a new state.

I’ve been offered . . . Paris for a hundred a month or an 18 year old. I’m 35. He’s 18.

I’m drunk, high, and arguing with myself.

I’m always alone. It’s at 35 I find the 18 year old is the only one that makes me feel alive, free, and with a friend.

You’re my best friend. Don’t go. But LEAVE ME ALONE, Never go.


What does it mean to be….to BE.

So that’s the arguement. What does it mean to be. Does he have the answer. Do I? Or do we?

I love it. But I don’t want to live it.

find the love of my life (read all 5 entries…)

Does this really mean trying again or fixing what’s wrong while it’s happening?

If it means trying again then I have no more to say.
If it means fixing what’s wrong while it’s happening…then how far is too far to go? How far does one truly go to find or keep love? How much does one take and give to reconcile with the past? And the present? For the future???

find the love of my life (read all 5 entries…)
Fuel with No Fire or Fire with No Fuel ??

I experienced a conversation today with my “current” ex that got me thinking. Can we still create a reaction with only a spark?

I know that it’s very possible for two people to fall out of love with each other. One moves on. One doesn’t have the heart or mind to try.

But what part does a spark play? I define a spark as interest. Seeking another out. Maybe wishfully thinking but it still is an interest. So I guess I wonder if that’s enough to ablaze romance.

Is it the foolishness of want that keeps the spark or is it genuine interest? If it’s interest are we denying ourselves by actually trying to hold onto something we loved in the hope of just the love?

Here’s hoping that I’m not selling myself short. ; P

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