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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emily b #1

i'm fantastically awesome. truly.

I'm doing 16 things
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Have a baby
Well, we're almost done!!

We got pregnant with our sweet angel baby back in June of 2011 & with the due date creeping up (March 18) I am getting more and more anxious…as well as more & more uncomfortable. (This, too, shall pass… This, too, shall pass…)
We decided to find out if it’s a boy or girl when we deliver which has made my life (and my tear ducts’ lives) a LIVING HELL with regards to my mother. I know she means well & I can’t wait to know myself what’s been cooking for the last 34 weeks, HOWEVER…I’m very much over her giving me such a hard time & making me feel like shit for not finding out. If she could give me one GOOD reason to go against my very sweet husband’s wishes, we might consider it…but shopping for clothes isn’t a good reason in our eyes. Besides…I’m the one who has endured 34 weeks of vomiting and severe headaches…so I just needed people to back off. And don’t get me started on the emotional roller coaster I’ve been on in regards to my last pregnancy & how that ended… (I gave up a daughter 4 years ago and placed her for adoption with an amazing family- but it’s still been an ache in my heart.) So, I’m trying to find my way thru this & heal from THAT all at once…which has been difficult & I haven’t had anyone to talk to about it all really… Anyway, more later… XO, EBD

make someone laugh every day
life is short.

life is so short & laughter always makes things so much better! i love to make my boyfriend laugh- he has a phenomenal laugh. its one of those laughs that when you hear it you know itsa REAL laugh- he doesn’t just laugh to make me feel good. He really means it because he is TRULY happy. I want to make one person laugh every day for one year. Whether is be with a joke, a story, doing some things nice or silly…just a laugh.

grow my hair long (read all 2 entries…)
its all happening...

So, my hair is getting longer! Its past my shoulders & just keeps on growing! I am really quite proud. I’ve gotten a trim & had layes put in to keep the curls pretty but other than that, its growing like a bad weed!!!

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