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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baking tonight!

I'm doing 20 things

How I did it
How to don't put up with people who are reckless with my heart
It took me
4 months
It made me

Recent entries
Not be obsessed with food or exercise. (read all 4 entries…)

I have decided to accept that moderation is a challenge for me. Either I eat too little or too much, so I think I need help. I’m going to see a therapist and will ask about what she thinks. Maybe seeing a nutritionist might help, I’m tired of losing this battle.

Reconcile old friendships and relationships
Not sure if I should reconcile relationships, when you stop talking to each other...

after a break-up, or worse, the fade-away, it sucks. A feeling of incomplete-ness. But my dillema is that if I reach out to an old lover, does it make a difference since we’re now different people? It will never be as before, I know, but to be at peace is something I am seeking.

Any thoughts?

be happy and accept life as is
this is part of my transformation

I started to realize that nothing lasts forever. We need to make the best out of the present. Whether it’s a passionate kiss or a good job.
Life will never be stable, I always sought stability, yet I never really practiced or expected it. I love change. Yet that thought hurts when someone breaks up with you, for example.
So I learned that we need to be strong as individuals because we always will have ourselves, everyone else comes and goes.
We can’t have it all. Hard fact.
We live and learn.

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