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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Ari Moore




I'm doing 11 things
 

How I did it
How to fight for civil rights
It took me
3 years
It made me
free


How to recapture the word family from the right wing and define to be inclusive of all families
It took me
3 years
It made me
empowered


How to publish something in a respectable journal, magazine, or edited website
It took me
1 year
It made me
happy


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Keep in Better Contact With the Friends I Have and Make New Friends
i'm still struggling with this but am trying

i think living in new york for so long, and my brother’s death, both had a big impact on my ability to socialize effectively. living in nyc was very challenging, particularly in our last neighborhood where class struggle, environmental oppression, homophobia, and sexism really took their toll on me and left me feeling afraid and closed off. my brother’s death made me much more depressed than i think i realized at the time, and also made me feel more closed off, rather than connected with others.

now we’ve moved to a smaller, more human-scale community, ithaca, ny, and i’m getting involved in local activism and trying to foster relationships i hope will last. i’m also trying to be more open about my emotions, and more real and reciprocating in my interactions with folks. so, i’ve felt very isolated and a lot of it may have been self-imposed, but at least i’ve woken up and see a way out.



Visit Brazil
i don't think the world can afford me traveling around so much

I’m very conflicted about using any airplane fuel at all, and would rather not do it anymore if I can help it. Maybe someday there will be eco-friendly steamships or something so we can get around without such a negative impact on our planet, I don’t know. But for now I don’t think traveling to far-away places is tops on my list. I think I need to focus on my local community, and reduce my impact. I don’t think it’s right for me to exercise my privilege just because I can.



buy a place
changing directions: being mortgage-free

i read Mortgage-FREE! Radical Strategies for Home Ownership by Rob Roy and now i don’t necessarily want to “buy a place” in the way i did before. shira and i are working on a vegan ecovillage project, so we’ll see what happens. more info: shirari.com/ahimsa



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