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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Daniele's Life List

  1. 1. Finish School
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    2,005 people
  2. 2. Quit Smoking
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    9,282 people
  3. 3. gain confidence
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    407 people
  4. 4. become more spiritual
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    423 people
  5. 5. dance more
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    1,127 people
  6. 6. Send a postcard to PostSecret
    2,965 people
  7. 7. Get a tattoo
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    21,913 people
  8. 8. adopt a dog
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    590 people
  9. 9. gain weight
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    3,123 people
  10. 10. Live without my cell phone for a week
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. learn spanish fluently
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    427 people
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trust him (read all 4 entries…)
He wasn't trustworthy!

It was still worth it to learn what and what not to do in these situations.

I was trusting and it didn’t work out. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t deserve being trusted. It just means that I need to change the type of people that I decide to trust.

stop being angry (read all 2 entries…)

While I will be irritated, sad, and sometimes depressed, I realize that it doesn’t have to take over my entire life. Not sure how I was able to reduce the anger I once had. I suppose it is a matter of getting older and getting closer to reaching other goals in my life.

There is no secret to learning how to not be angry. I guess it is a matter of acceptance, not avoidance. What helped me was understanding why I was angry, accepting it, and letting things go. I also understood my triggers (drinking too much, lack of sleep, not eating right, stress).

Another thing is that I think before I talk. But I always express my feelings. I don’t hold things in anymore. If you take the time to actually think about what you’re saying, it comes out clearer.

finish school (read all 3 entries…)
Almost done!

Well, I haven’t been on this site for almost 3 years. Reading some of these entries really takes me back!

I am almost done with school now. My major is Psychology and I will be graduating in June 2009. I am excited because this will be the first thing I have ever followed through with in my life. My degree is so precious to me. But I plan to continue on with my Masters as well so it’s not over.

The journey is worth it. Anyone just starting who can’t imagine finishing, just keep at it. One day you will wake up like mef and realize how far you have come. It’s a great feeling!

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