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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In August 2010 I ended up finding a job that I really liked. I had been giving myself a hard time about not keeping a job for more than a couple months since it seemed like I had fallen off my path and couldn’t even bring myself back off it. I applied to this job thinking I’d keep it for a week since I was desperate and would then try to find something better. I ended up really enjoying this job. I made a good friend. I also gained a boyfriend whom I’m still with as of today. I’m blessed to have accidentally stumbled across that craigslist ad. It was one of the first solid steps I took to gaining my life back. 2 years ago

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