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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Heather Rose

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I'm doing 10 things
 

How I did it
How to stop saying YES to pratically everything.
It took me
30 days
It made me
Sane


How to make stuff for my Etsy shop.
It took me
1 day
It made me
relax


How to go to Korea.
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
Extatic


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be more patient
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I’m not praying for it, but I’m working on it.



write and illustrate children's books
It's my dream job.

I’m an artist with the ability to connect with munchkins of all ages. Whether I like it or not, they like me. They come to me. Want to talk to me. Watch me. Do what I do.

Sometimes I want to run away and hide, but I think it’s a blessing. For some reason I can remember all too well what I felt like as a child. So, I can relate pretty well with them.

I am inspired daily to write stories, based on kids I know. I have the plot and even what the characters would look like in my head. The adventures they would have and the moral of the story. Yet it never makes it onto paper.

Maybe it’s because I’m too busy painting or drawing other things, or sculpting or knitting. I have to create stuff. I have to.

I just wish I could make time to write and illustrate one children’s book.




 

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