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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be the wife my husband deserves
i must find a way to thank my husband

i am sitting here with our darling daughter watching my husband run around and tidy the house. i have been sick all week and nothing has gotten done, even daughter has noticed and she is only a toddler! she is so wonderful and is taking such care of us while i am pregnant with our second, but i feel like he does way too much and i don’t know how i can ever make it up to him.

be a better mother than my mother was/is to me
so tired of being sad

i watch my daughter and i swear to god i will never make her feel for one moment like she is not a precious gift. i never want her to feel like she isn’t loved, or that i wish that she was different in any way than just as she is.
i promise that our new baby will never feel like an after thought. i will never make that child feel like a burden, or like they are less than their sister.
i will be there for my children in times of sorrow, if all i can do to help is hold them. i will never forget the lonely feeling of not having a mother to take me in her arms when my world was ending.
i will be there for my children in times of joy, if all that is needed is a witness to their accomplishment. i will never forget the empty feeling of celebrating while my own mother acted as if it an ordinary day.
i will be there for my children for all the days in between. to offer advice where i can, to offer a hand when needed and to offer love at all times. i will never forget that it is in the mundane moments that relationships are grown.
i will never forget the long months of waiting for the chance to be a mother, and the long nights of worry once i was. i will cherish the beautiful souls that we brought into this world and i will never make them doubt how loved they are..


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