It’s hard to journal regularly… but worth it.
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.
When I added this goal, it had already been completed. But being inspired is something that can always happen and it’s amazing.
New York city is finally quiet, silent;
The lights bleed neon ‘til they’re bleak and black.
The power lines are dragged to the floor,
Skyscrapers are torn down ‘til we see the city’s core.
Underneathe the obscurity of varieties of ashes,
Close your eyes and hear collisions and crashes.
Underneathe it all, it’s you.
The dozen of carmine roses withered away.
Dead petals seem frozen in time; scattered over the floor.
I want to let go; but still wish you would be here one more day.
Like the desiccated scarlet, you are no more.
Just finished my first work-out that assured it would help me be a better dancer!
I am not sure what to write about right now… I can’t wait to find inspiration.
The idea is, too, watching a new day begin right in front of you.
I know once I finish my other goals I will be accomplished, and will love myself. Though I hope it will come sooner, it will be worth the wait!
I have written lyrics, so I suppose my goal is to write more. I love writing.
Photographs are beautiful and inspiring. It’s a way to express yourself, and it’s great. I will take photos more often in order to document my life.
I know I probably won’t know if I am inspiring someone, but I hope I will. I want someone to acheive something great for themselves, and know I’d helped them.
I want to breakdance. I will become more flexible and exercise to become stronger. I’ve been inspired to do this from the amazing dancers (dance crews) featured on this season (two) of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew. It seems fun and healthy and I think it will be a good activity for me to get into to. I can’t wait to start!