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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create a list of all the ridiculously stupid, but totally funny things my friends and family say

Sienna: Daddy, look at what my toy does!
Chris: Does it do something useful, like pay the mortgage?
Me: Does it poop money?

Make new friends
Middle of nowhere

Here’s the problem:

I live in the middle of nowhere, and there are very few people my own age around here. I could go to Plattsburgh or Burlington to meet people, and I probably will, but it’s just so far and I have such limited time and money.

That, and I’m so self-conscious about sitting alone somewhere or going out somewhere by myself.

do something positive for myself
New York

The most positive thing I could have ever done for myself was move across the country. I left my comfort zone of Alabama and moved to New York, where I knew pretty much nobody.

Within 6 months, I had held down 2 part-time jobs, been offered and accepted my first full-time position, found a pretty fantastic boyfriend, and lost 40 pounds.

It’s not been 7 months, and the only thing that has changed is the boyfriend. So we’re not together anymore, but that’s ok, because at least I learned something from the experience.

I want to try to continue to do positive things for myself every day. That’s my goal.

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