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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I'm doing 13 things

How I did it
How to learn 2000 kanji
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to learn hiragana
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to read one book a month
It took me
3 months
It made me

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I'll never let myself look back

I just don’t see anymore why I have to keep this goal on my list. I’ll never look back again, I’ll never use this way to cope when I’m having a hard time. I will deal with wathever comes my way how it’s supposed to be dealt with.
Working out has been a huge help in my late recovery. It has truly made me able to shift my focus from my obsession with being thin. Yes, it’s a crutch, but that’s okay. I’m doing very good now.

Goodbye ED.

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