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 am currently with a woman who is starting to pull away….its painful. It’s only been a month. She mentioned she wants someone who is sure of themselves. I am trying to create a life for myself…



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I just happened to stumble on this page. I feel a bit nostalgic and wanting to take that exciting leap once again. First, I’d like to share a few thoughts. I notice some of the entries here seem to be filled with ideas of escape and hating of ones situation. I understand these feelings well. It brings back memories of working at jobs I hated, being in situations always leaving you feeling stuck. I lucidly recall walking to my swingshift job always telling myself, “What if I were to leave just right now to Europe?” It’s possible yes, but financial reality always came back to me. It’s not feasible. But those thoughts never left. Big changes came for me after my father passed, but what really made it happen for me was believing in myself. I had to get past the doubting part of my self. I would have never dreamed I could do something such as finishing my final year in college in paris, but I took the necessary steps to do so. I found information at my local college. I filled out forms. Talked with counselors. At the end of the day, it came down to just doing what needed to be done in order to make it a reality. One more thing, I think it is important to be aware that a lot of the pain which makes one want to escape, doesn’t necessarily mean that it will leave with your new home. I brought problems along, everyone has them…just a few thoughts or total dribble…




 

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