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 19 things

How I did it
How to learn how to use photo shop
It took me
1 month
It made me

Recent entries
Redpoint an adv. men's final problem
My boss helped me create a cool climbing goal

In three months I would like to be fluidly climbing high intermediate problems controlled and fluidly. I want to be explosive in cruxy areas, focused and unwavering. I would like to improve my flexibility to make moves like hand foot matches strong and reliable. Climbing is my re-introduction to being physically fit since my back injury. I’m excited!

Fix my back or move on (read all 3 entries…)
As fixed as its going to be

Its been about three months since my back surgery and I can note some improvement. Its not fully healed, but it never will be. I have degenerative disc disease. Feels bad man…

For now I am trying to live it large, and do everything as if there was no pain. The doctor said I have little risk of injuring it more, from regular sports and activities, so I plan to make the most of my otherwise healthy body.

I am currently in BC going hiking, climbing and exploring (with a little help from some regular pain killers).

I’m glad to finally mark this one off my list.

Scrum Half in a senoir League (read all 4 entries…)
Time to let go..

Its time for me to admit that this goal is not going to happen. That’s ok. There are so many things I want to do in this world that I’m not going to let myself get down about not being able to complete this goal.
Its my third year in university, the surgeon who was going to do surgery retired, and left me with no replacement doctor, and I feel like I’m back to square one.
My back is so bad, that they suggest I never play rugby again. At first I was obviously not ok with this at all, but now I am ready to admit my strengths and weaknesses. Besides, is playing rugby for a few years really worth not being able to play catch, or wrestle with my future children? Of course not. I’m giving up on this goal.

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