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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  1. 1. be less anxious
    278 people
  2. 2. be more focused
    1 cheer
    218 people
  3. 3. be less scared
    1 entry
    13 people
  4. 4. live day by day
    1 cheer
    18 people
  5. 5. visit my friends abroad
    1 cheer
    5 people
  6. 6. stop making excuses for not going to the gym
    1 person
  7. 7. illustrate a book
    1 cheer
    121 people
  8. 8. be more patient
    3,252 people
  9. 9. design my own clothes
    2 cheers
    4,224 people
  10. 10. photograph my alter-egos
    1 entry
    1 person
  11. 11. write and illustrate a children's book
    306 people
  12. 12. get a tatto
    1 cheer
    207 people
  13. 13. Read more
    9,072 people
  14. 14. learn japanese
    10,794 people
  15. 15. learn how to drive in heels
    1 person
  16. 16. take singing lessons for the fun of it
    2 people
  17. 17. move abroad for 2 years
    1 person
  18. 18. get in shape
    10,376 people
  19. 19. Never stop learning
    4,054 people
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be less scared
You're leaving...

You’re going away, across the ocean, into another country, thousands of miles, at least 2 years away, and now that I’ve found you I don’t want to let you go.
I could never ask you to stay since your future depends on it.
I can’t seem to bring the subject up and neither can you, I just wish I wasn’t so scared of what the future might bring us.

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At last!

There’s no recipe for this one, or exact time to get it done.
I found my rebound relationship in my friends instead of some random person, invested all my free time in doing things that would make me happy and fulfilled and whenever I felt lonely or unhappy I just called one of my friends instead of waiting for them to call me, and now I’m back fully recovered! Thanks to you all!!

move on (read all 2 entries…)
Paper prayer

Today someone told me what I needed to hear, but didn’t want to. It hurts when you know what is right but still you refuse to accept it as a good thing.

So I did a paper prayer and in it I wrote about this “thing to do”, and it was a bit of a relief, just to write it on paper makes it more real, more believable

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