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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LilyflowerJAccepting change

Things i can’t accept : 1. Directionless ambition.
2. Morning over the wrong guy.
3. Pessimism.

Thats i can’t change:
1. the way people are.

So I work for what i want to change.
I will not pine. i will work towards my goal. i will be positive.
Things have changed, from what i can see within and outside. 4 years ago

halo2pcIf ...

... you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Don’t complain.

Maya Angela7 years ago

halo2pcDon't feel sorry ...

... for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road – turn around. 7 years ago

BuistyI've done it.

I’ve decided, really decided, not just “if I do this” kind of decision, that I’m going to move to Victoria, BC. I’m scared, naturally, but I also feel pretty good about it. Unless things go horribly horribly wrong there, I think this will do a lot of good for me and would be just what I’ve needed.
I’m going to plan to move for next summer. I’m going to go to school there so my first step, I suppose, would be applying. 7 years ago


I felt a bit restless and incomplete yesterday. That sort of mood and I didn’t know why. I started talking to my sister about certain things, things on my mind, on her mind. Then I told her that I’m thinking of moving across the country. She took it very well and told me she had been thinking of moving to Kingston, which is a city she’s always liked and we have a fair amount of family there. As we talked more about how these things would pan out, she decided for sure she was going to move there by the end of the lease and we both felt better about it.
I’m not saying for sure I am going to move to Victoria but it does feel right. Let’s just hope something doesn’t come up to change my mind! 7 years ago

BuistyGrant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.

“We fear change.” – Garth, Waynes World

I do fear change. I’m not all bad. I managed to graduate from college (I nearly quit after my fist year) and I’ve moved out of my parents house. Those were the only two big changes that I’ve struggled with but accomplished. But these were things that were relatively easy to control.
What I want to do is move. Yes, I’ve moved out of my parents house but I moved in safely with my best friend of 17 years and my sister. I need to break out of this. I love them but I feel trapped sometimes. I feel I need to do something extreme. To do want I want to do for a living will be next to impossible in Ottawa. I need to move to another city but I’m so scared. Scared that I won’t find a job, they’ll be hurt, that they’ll have problems finding another roommate or another apartment (I’m their bridge, I don’t think they’ll be able to live with each other without me), scared that I won’t like the place I’d move to, scared that I’ll be lonely on my own, scared that I won’t make new friends . . .
I’m terrified and I don’t know what to do. 7 years ago

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