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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I want to write a letter to myself both one year and 5 years in the future. I want to do this so I can compare the different perspectives I have as I go through life, as well as to reflect on what I have accomplished. 2 months ago


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LunaLizzard 9 months ago


ClocksDeclaringRevisiting:

A week or so ago I suddenly remembered the letter I mentioned in my other entry related to this goal would be arriving soon. I’m kind of excited to see it after a couple years.

Also, I used FutureMe.org (at someone’s suggestion, if I remember right) to write to myself as well, a year ago on December 11th, 2012, and I just received that in my email, today. I’d completely forgotten about it.

And apparently, I know myself very well. This is what I wrote in it:

“Dear FutureMe,

I thought I’d give you a heads up.

Knowing you, you probably haven’t started on final projects or studying yet for the semester. Why? I don’t know, but that’s what happened this year, and now you’re in deep shit.

I’m reminding you at LEAST two weeks in advance so you don’t feel as dumb as you do while writing this, sitting on the floor at work.

Anything else…? Quit being so commitment-shy. Jesus. You’re almost 21 years old; grow up you ninny.

Love,
Your equally stupid past self.”

It’s funny, because I just finally convinced myself to get to work on some homework (I know myself so very well, indeed), and I also just recently had something related to the commitment issue come up, as well.

I’m more clairvoyant than I realized. ;P 9 months ago


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MoragMackenzieSee how life can change

I have been unhappy since I was 13. I feel that my life has been one bad thing happening after another. I really hate being alive right now, but I am holding on because somewhere inside of me still believes that life can be happy and peaceful. So I want to write a letter to my future self,because, if by some miracle my life does improve,and my dreams do come true, I don’t ever want to forget how bad thing were and how blessed I will be to have moved on. I have hated my life, but I have learned alot,quite alot and for that I am grateful. 14 months ago


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