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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fall out of love (read all 2 entries…)
U have 2 convince urself ur thru ...

I thought this person was my life. i wanted 2 give them the world but as time passed someone else came into play and not only did they love me, they loved me first. Time continued 2 pass by and i wanted the one i was in love wit less and less until one day i didnt want them at all, true love will never cease but it can fade. also remember that love isnt a one way street, if they cant love u like u love them, itz not gonna work. and dont try 2 convince yourself that you have enough love for the both of you because honestly and truly you’ll get 2 times da heartbreak. if anyone wantz 2 talk or needz help im on aim Ceez218, and msn c.keteku

Propose to a loved one at the perfect time
I finally got the nerve

i did it. she was happy there were tearz but we… better yet i was rushing what i knew couldn’t be. so i’m saying bye to this goal

get over the death of a loved one
this past summer...

i lost two cousins over some bullshyt. the day before their funeral i was delousional. i refused to believe that they were gone. i called my older cousin’s cell phone 12 times hoping that maybe the funeral was just a bad dream and he was still alive and that his little brother would run out and say we tricked you! we’re fine stop crying. but the truth finally hit me at the burial. i broke down crying with my uncle. but you know what? in the end it gets easier because death iz easy, dying is the hard part. to see some body die is difficult because you’re watching life slip away from them and that sticks in your mind and slowly erases goodtimes. after a death all you have to do is remember the goodtimes and they’ll always be with you.

write a love letter
Love letterz

it’s always nice to write love letters, it lets the person you care about know a little more. in a letter you can say all the thingz that neva iz able to come out of your mouth. i like to write my letters in the form of poetry

survive my long distance relationship
i gave up

my girlfriend at the time moved to florida. at first it was okay. we spoke every night b4 we went to sleep, she even called me and woke me up in the morning. but as time passed 4 phone calls a day became 1 a day. and 1 call a day became one a week. we barely had time for each other. not to mention my phone bill was outrageous. we knew that we would be better of separated than together. in some ways i’m happy she left because if she didn’t i’d never would have got the chance to meet my new love. the one i wanna b with 4eva.

play basketball
Finally got it

4 the past five years, i’ve practiced and worked hard and now i finally accomplished it. i played a chapionship game and had 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks and 5 steals. no assist (not a guard)hey i used to be trash and now i’m greatness. that just goes to show you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

fall out of love (read all 2 entries…)
Why i need 2 fall out of love

this is kinda diffent from the other situations up

Here’s my situation:

I started talking to this girl a couple of months back. I knew she was already in a relationship but I kept on associating with her in hopes that if her relationship ever started to fall apart I’d be the one she’d turn 2. After a couple of months she told me that she liked me to but I didn’t expect ne thing serious because she was in a situation. As time passed what seemed to be like turned into something deeper and what was thought to be just butterflies ended up being love. I truly do love her. I’d give the world for her; as a matter of fact I’d give my life for her. One of the things that bother me the most is the fact that I don’t know whether to be happy because she’s “Happy” or to be sad because I’m not the one making her smile. I just want her to be appreciated for all that she does and all that she is. She doesn’t deserve to be cheated on, messed around on or lied to, she deserves to be loved, treated right and highly respected. She doesn’t deserve to wait for hours on end, she deserves 2 be waited on and told that she is loved in the midst of the moment because 2morrow isn’t promised. I’d be fine as long as the person she was with met these qualifications and met her needs. I do admit that it would hurt to know that I wasn’t the one she thought of constantly or the one that would be there on those special nights like prom. I can only dream of seeing her as she walks out her house and I look at her in awe of her beauty. I just know that that would the one of the moments that I’d really cherish because I’d realize that I had a diamond, priceless and so symbolic of what true love was to me. But you know what? It’s like I said before, she means the world to me. Every night I pray 4 her happiness, even if her vision of happiness doesn’t include me. Love forces you make big decisions and sometimes the choices you end up making aren’t what you think you’d do. I guess that’s what true love is. It’s caring about someone else so much that you put yourself second to their needs. I told all of you how I feel, I wish that I could tell her. I just don’t know how letting her know this would change us.



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