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_focus (Andia)I think I am doing well at this

so marking this complete. Maybe a little too well since I am not getting other things done! lol

This last week I went to an international food market with my son, had fun looking at houses to buy and dreamed a little, spent a day out with friends, church, shopped, and took walks. 20 months ago

In_focus (Andia)Went to church

then after that went to the hardware store and bought a light kit to rewire a light I have. 20 months ago

In_focus (Andia)Tonight

Today someone told me about a street of little eclectic shops and bars that stay open until midnight the first Friday of the month. I decided to go and see what it was about. I was hoping I wouldn’t feel too out of place being alone. It actually ended up being very nice!

It was full of energy! People were weaving in and out of tiny close quartered shops. The used bookstore had books stacked clear to the ceiling and you could barely move past another. There was a retro shop of the 60’s furniture and decor. The owner even was a step back in time with his style.

There were many artist shops, bars, diners, and even 2 porn shops. Which I found that their mannequins in the windows sported very well endowed figures compared to the flat features of the typical chains store. It cracked me up.

Lastly there were street performers. Several styles of music, belly dancers, fire spinners, and a creepy looking guy singing that looked like he was from the Silence of the Lambs.

I loved every moment of it. It would have been nice to go with a friend or two but even alone it was nice and I am glad I did it. 20 months ago

In_focus (Andia)I've done better at this.

I saw a movie recently. I just enrolled into a gym membership forcing me to be out with others. The grocery attendant and I are on first name basis now due to my weekly treks to Trader Joes. Is this sad? It doesn’t matter if it is we’ve talked about biking in the spring and it fills me with hope just to have someone to do something with. Lastly I’ve been regularly attending church though haven’t become involved yet. 20 months ago

In_focus (Andia)I think I may

go walk around in a artist’s village near here. Maybe it will inspire me back into creativity. 21 months ago

In_focus (Andia)It may not seem like much but

I went to church this morning. It felt good on many levels and I was out of the house. 21 months ago

In_focus (Andia)I never get out anymore

I don’t know how or when it started but I stopped going out and enjoying things again. The last time I understood why. This time I don’t. I need to stop and have new experiences or else what will I become? The scary woman in the closed up creepy house? That old lady with the cats one day? The Hermitress? I want to be welcoming and a part of being welcoming is being happy. For me being happy means adding to new life experiences. 21 months ago

DazeeThis weekend

will go to Nurnberg. Will not mope around the house reserved for Sundays only6 years ago

DazeeFinally some progress

It was a nice sunny day today. I went to a flea market in Schwandorf. Tomorrow’s plan is to go to Prague. Progress is nice… 6 years ago


i got into Cornell 6 years ago

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