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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Drench myself in words unspoken, Live my life with arms wide open, Today is where my book begins, the rest is still unwritten


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I’m making some real inroads here. While the initial euphoria has now completely worn off (Not surprising; I just crossed the one month mark), I’m still able to summon that inner peace with a little bit of breathing and focus.

When I do, the smile comes back, my heart warms, and I feel completely content with everything about me. It’s like reaching into a bag of energy and strength that refills instantly. Strength that I never knew I had, right there a few breaths away.

What a great way to live. And whatever has happened before, the rest is still unwritten. 7 years ago

Davethanks, Natasha.

The goal is straight from Natasha Bedingfield’s song “unwritten”. What a beautiful songwriter she is. Amazingly uplifting and inspiring work.

And here’s the magic of it. She saw Esmee Denters on YouTube, and recorded her song, doing backup vocals for Esmee. If you have not heard Esmee Denters singing this piece, you MUST click here:

The Ella Fitzgerald of our age. A voice like crystal. Like sunlight. Like…Like electricity. This is a wonderful combination, and I hope it can inspire you like it has me. 7 years ago

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