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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  1. 1. get over my ex
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Day Three

I didn’t see him all day. He called me last night. He wants to be my friend. He doesn’t know if he loves me still. He likes someone else… and she’s not even pretty. But he thinks she’s beautiful. And I cannot for the life of me figure out how. He says my chances of him being in love with me are 50/50. With those words, I have had enough. I will no longer be sad. No matter how sick I feel when I see him, I will hold my head up high and smile. It’s time to pick myself and my dignity up from the ground. I am worth so much more than a 50/50 chance.

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I need to.

I need to make a new life for myself. Away from him. But how?

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Day Two

School was canceled today…. it came as a relief not having to see him today after yesterday’s horrid events. However, Yo can run, but you can’t hide… and school resumes tomorrow. What do I do? I already feel like my heart is going to come out of my chest… I am so scared. I want to look strong… like nothing can bring me down… but how? how? How do I stop feeling like my insides are about to fall out? How do I stop the yearning to call him and beg him to love me? How? I need strength… now more than ever before. And to you… I love you. Still… Stupidly. And yes… I miss you more than ever… and the thought of seeing you with someone else is threatening to overwhelm me… make me wish I cold be a million miles away from you. But I can’t run away. I can’t. Not yet, at least. I have to stay here , with my parents, and prepare for college so when I have to go, I can get the farthest away from you possible. But I will be strong. Every time I see you looking so happy I will remember that you truly are not, because you are not a happy person… a person that makes another so miserable on purpose cannot have a happy heart. But I WILL. I MuST. Survive. I will survive. I have to.

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