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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autonomy in driving (read all 5 entries…)
Good News

Well, the phobia seems to have been lifted for the most part. I seem to still have moments where I feel really unnerved and uncomfortable behind the wheel, but it’s nowhere near as bad as it was. I think I might be close to marking this goal complete?

be more social (read all 3 entries…)
It's only fair to warn you... I have no idea what I'm doing

I realized I probably should have done a better job of defining this goal before I started it. I don’t know what it actually means to “be social.” As I’ve said already, I should do a better job staying in touch with people (so getting in touch with them again shouldn’t be so awkward) and maybe go out and try to meet new people at least once a week?

shower in less time (read all 3 entries…)

I did this, technically. I’m going to keep trying to shave minutes off, but yeah, I came up with a few systems and some things that help.

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