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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From the beginning my mom has never been there for me or my sister. When I was 2 weeks old she left me with a babysitter for supposebly 2 hours but never came back. Two months later the babysitter took me to my grandparents and they eventually adopted me and my sister. My mom has been a drug addict for 23 years. She never made the said or made an effort to quit. She never calls, never comes around. She doesnt even acknowledge that I’m her daughter. My sister and I ran in to her about 2 years ago and she was with a friend of hers and my mother is like oh.. meet my daughter, Jessica.. never did she even mention me …till my sister said something. (i wasnt hiding I was in clear view!) when I was 8 my mom disappered and we didnt see her for 3 years… she called and said meet me here, so we did and she told us she just got married. She picked drugs and men over her own kids. She tells me every year that she has me a b-day present or a christmas gift but they are never to be seen! At times I think i have moved on, then something happens, or i get another flashback and all those feelings of anger and hatred all come back again. She’s like a cronic disease..always there you just have to live with it! I got to the point to where I told her how i felt . how angry i was and How I didnt like her for the things she’s done but she said nothing. And that just made me madder. That was like 5 years ago. I’ll be 20 years old the 16th of this month and she doesnt even realize that she’s missed 15 years of my life! I told myself I was too good for her and now I spend all my time trying to prove to myself and everyone else that I am better then her. I wont even take pain meds, not even midol because I’m afraid the “addiction” gene is hereditary!

I’ve come to realize in my growing up years that this anger is only hurting myself. I truely believe it doesnt matter to her, wheather it does or not! So with the Lord’s help I want to forgive her..i DONT want a relationship with her, I just want to let her know that in my heart I have forgiven her..But unfortunately i cant do that yet!

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