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 can’t believe I’ve been a member on this site for the last 6 years. I still had wisdom teeth and waist-length hair. That’s as old as my last terrible job. Older than our current president who’s up for re-election. Longer than living in my house. That’s 2 cars, 2 bikes, 3 computes and 4 phones later. That’s 3 partners ago and a longer relationship than with my fiance. It’s 7 roommates ago old. And just as many friends.

Truthfully I needed this goal as a way to change my outlook, and in effect my actions, to get me to a place where I could be comfortable both where I was and with my self. Being young is amazing. You spend so much time trying to be responsible, trying to look beyond your self and end up making a mess of things while rushing and becoming this incredibly judgmental person. The road to hell… All the while you didn’t realize just how judged and uncomfortable you were based on the decisions you made and people you surrounded yourself with. That’s where this goal came from.

So life now, 6 years later, I could say is successful in many ways. I’ve moved into my current home and it’s made a world’s difference being away from the traffic, youth & distractions of the campus area. I decided that I was never living with more than one roommate at a time and it’s proved to be the most rewarding situation. I took my breaks from school, regrouped & got through it. I’ve traveled more and seen more than previously, both with family & with friends. There are new favorite haunts, & people that go with them.

This goal isn’t complete yet though. It’s life and there’s always room for improvement. The things that make me feel guilty these days are primarily financial and definitely familial. I need to get to a place where I’m not worrying about bills or affording the groceries. I need to help my relationships improve. As always, the change must come from within. A good outlook is wonderful, but solid actions are always what make the difference. And more importantly, I have more than myself to consider, I have someone I need to look out for too.

So here’s to striving for a guilt-free life. Here’s to another 6 years of growing and improving. Here’s to everyone who’s been there, come along and have yet to meet. Cheers. 2 years ago

Merrian Webster 3 years ago

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