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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finish my masters thesis (read all 12 entries…)
When I think about the time wasted

I truly scream!!

(My wife came running in when I screamed while I was showering; I said: Nothing to worry about… just remembered the unfinished thesis…)...



stay (relatively) sane (read all 8 entries…)
Lately

...been having crazy dreams.

Did I say CRAZY?

Like the one where I open my closet and find a beehive?

Did I say CRAZY?



Heal (read all 4 entries…)
Never really "done"

but come to the stage where it’s become a dull pain that I just live with.



get my migraine headaches under control (read all 13 entries…)
Bad

THE TIMES ARE ROUGHAND I’M HAVING MORE THAN ONE DEBILITATING M EACH WEEK!!!

IMPOSSIBLE!!!



REALLY make love outdoors in nature
Technical prob:

somehow this goal – one of my favorites – got marked “done” by mistake.

couldn’t figure how to “un-done” – so I had to re-start…

someday I’ll do this!



whatever (read all 3 entries…)
Whatever

... or as they say: WHATEVER



Heal (read all 4 entries…)
Coming to the conclusion:

No such thing as really healing.

Better to settle for living with the dulled pain.



stay (relatively) sane (read all 8 entries…)
LOSING IT

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stay (relatively) sane (read all 8 entries…)
My shrink

says I’m actually one of the more sane people she ever met.

Funny thing:

- I don’t feel that way,

- is she putting herself out of bussiness?



Help my wife get through tough times (read all 4 entries…)
Mostly

it’s just about being there, holding her hand, listening, and tons of patience.

We’ve been through a lot in our years together – the miscarriage, deaths of parents and failures of all sorts, but also lots of good times.

Sounds kinda corny, but that’s it.

Anyway, this last one was the toughest yet by far – and I think we can say we made it.

Now it’s over – and then she lost her job. Somehow it seems small by comparison.

So – we’ll just keep going.



sort out back-pay owed to me
compromise

didn’t take care of this for so many years – had to compromise with the boss who wouldn’t cough up a large sum at once.

I’ll mark it done when I see the cash.



Focus and Concentrate (read all 7 entries…)
Right now

so unfocused and so scatterbrained – ....

more like a fried mind than anything else!



Clear my e-mail inbox (read all 14 entries…)
"down" to

... 2,000 (yes, two-thousand)!



overcome overwhelmed (read all 4 entries…)
reading this goal in my present situation

is a BAD SAD joke…



understand optimalism (read all 2 entries…)
Not a good time for new projects...

...



help mom get through this (read all 11 entries…)
giving her some help

... this weekend.

Dedicated a morning to this.



finish my masters thesis (read all 12 entries…)
set 2 meetings

1. with someone who might give me some ideas / data

2. with the prof.

so far – I haven’t moved at all…



stay (relatively) sane (read all 8 entries…)
blew my head

... totally lost control

...several times in one week!



Heal (read all 4 entries…)
the direction

... is down, down, down!

worse, worse, and worse…



Help my wife get through tough times (read all 4 entries…)
THINGS GOT SOOOO MUCH WORSE

... and, now, maybe, just maybe some light.

It’s a loooooooong haul!



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