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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spudlee67's Life List

  1. 1. find my biological father
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    689 people
  2. 2. Quit Smoking
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    9,282 people
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Quit Smoking
I've been trying off and on for a month or so.... but

I keep giving in to the cravings. I’ve smoked for 30 years now and I know I must smell foul to other people who don’t smoke.
It seems that I have as many (or few) problems as I usually do, but they just seem so much bigger and insurmountable when I’m craving cigarettes.
I have no self control (will power) when it comes to this, but I must quit. I have no aspirations of living a long long life; I just want to have a good quality of life through the second half or so.
I really do want to quit badly, I’m just having a very hard time convincing my brain that it needs to be as stubborn as possible when the cravings take hold.

find my biological father (read all 2 entries…)
This is what I know...

His name is Douglas Sweet. He would have dated my mother during the summer of 1966. My mother’s name was Loretta Nichols and she lived in Hoyt, New Brunswick, Canada at that time. My mom was 17 years old when they dated.

I have no expectations for my father, I would just like to know him. I hope he is still alive and well. I will be 45 this year and I just want to meet my dad. I don’t really look like anyone in my family so, hopefully I look a lot like my father and he will recognize some of those looks in this picture.

find my biological father (read all 2 entries…)
Where do I start

My father doesn’t know I exist. His relationship with my mother ended before she knew she was pregnant. All I have is his first and last name. I don’t even know how old he would be.
Where to start??


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