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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learn to let stuff go

Maybe it’s because I’m a Taurus, but I have been known to have trouble letting things go… the past is past, time to move on!

be a better parent
don't want to ever hear my mother's words coming out of my mouth...

I’m a good mom. Actually, I think I’m a very good mom. But, as in all things, there’s always room to be better. I want to continue to grow as a parent, and learn from my amazingly wonderful daughter. I want to always be mindful of the impact of my choices on my daughter, and I want to do this in a spirit of love and joy—for myself, for my daughter, and for all the people in our lives.

I want to always make parenting choices that I can feel proud of. Even in the heat of the moment. Even @ 3am after the 27th wake-up in a row.

start a non-profit organization
tired of people being hungry

My city has no comprehensive food security policy. I want to change that. It will be tricky, because there are lots of people with a stake in this particular area of “poverty alleviation” (not that they’re making much headway in alleviating poverty, of course)... I think that the solution is to create a non-profit lobbying group that pushes hard for policy that it then ensures is put into practice, to the benefit of all hungry people.

Get a new job
time for a change...

I made a major life shift when I took my current job, and I love it. But, I feel like I’ve maxed out the potential of the job, and it’s time to find one where I can take the next steps, professionally speaking. The trick is that my current job really resonates with my priorities: it’s family friendly, has great benefits, has a real social justice focus, and is close enough to my home that I don’t require a car. Fortunately, I live in a large urban area, so I should at least be able to find another job that keeps me green (environmentally, that is)... now, I just have to find the rest of the pieces. :)



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