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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Make confession in Spanish (today, Aug. 20)

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Got Papi? (Papacito)Done ...

Well, I couldn’t find Padre Alfredo here in Túcume. So I went to confession in Chiclayo instead.

I thought I had missed it for the week, but I happened to be passing the cathedral in Chiclayo when mass was starting, so I went it.

There was actually a priest working the confessional DURING mass, which surprised me. So I stood in line and confessed.

I was actually impressed … he was great. I explained that this was my first confession in spanish AND in Perú so I don’t know the custom here (it is actually very different—there is no Act of Contrition here in Perú).

He was really nice and asked me some probing questions without being judgemental at all. He gave me some valuable counsel and was very understanding.

I felt fantastic afterward. :D I’m so glad I did it. 8 years ago


Got Papi? (Papacito)It's been 2 years since my last confession ...

I think it’s time I went to confession. The church here in Túcume is just across the plaza from my apt. I can see and hear mass from my window. )The attached photo is the view from my room as I was moving in.) I really should go more.

I’ve been a little intimidated about A) Confessing in spanish and B) confessing to Padre Alfredo whom I actually know and have had beers with. (Shouldn’t that make confession easier?)

But this weekend I feel crappy … like I could be a better person.

My relationship with others in the world could benefit from a higher degree of integrity on my part. 8 years ago


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