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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stop letting fear hold me back

I think I’m getting better at this. Whenever I hesitate and say I don’t want to do something, I take a step back and think about if I don’t want to do it or if I’m just scared (or don’t want to take one of the steps to get there). For instance, I hate calling people I don’t know well, but that shouldn’t stop me from calling to buy tickets or schedule something I really want to do.

I also applied for an NSF fellowship this year, even though I’m scared of the critique I might get. Finishing and submitting that was one of the best feelings ever. I felt like I could tackle anything. Which is when I came back to 43things.

Complete a triathalon
My first Tri

I completed my first triathalon today. I am a competitive swimmer, so I had no problems with that part. I just bought a new road bike this week, and used it, and combine that with my lack of biking experience, and that leg was definately rough. But the whole experience was worth it. Now I need to nap though.

Have my wisdom teeth taken out

They’re out and I’m hungry. Too bad I CAN’T EAT ANYTHING!


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