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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You are the light of my life. There are other lights, too. But you…. you are all that I ever dreamed of, and so much more. And wholly your very own person, though still so tiny. How could you not exist in this world? Unimaginable. 5 months ago

Linnea 7 years ago

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It looks like we’re both in the baby-making mood (and I mean that in that and in that sense, yes). For this I’m grateful, I’m glad. It’s never going to feel as innocent as the first time around, or that’s what I presume right now – perhaps there can and will be new feelings of innocence once the weeks roll on and on. I did never assume that this would never happen to us, but I’m still stunned that it did, sometimes slightly stunned, sometimes violently. I’m glad to be able to go on, hand in hand. Hoping for the best. Hopefully, finding a way to put this time to its best use, too. 3 years ago


My boyfriend writes to me that he likes the expression, “to father a child. it sounds so protective”. This, among other things, brings a smile to my face whenever I think of him. 3 years ago

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Neither wishful thinking nor testing will get you pregnant. I can, luckily, still laugh about this sentence – while I spend many a conscious hours pondering the question. 3 years ago


One more round! My brain is compelled to look at this, hm, possibility from every perspective, but from a calmer stance, it comes down to this:

- I really, really want this.
- And I’m grateful for the opportunity to try and make it happen.
- It was lovely, and fun, to try, and I’m willing to do it again, to put it this inelegant way….

And now I must absolutely and urgently busy myself with work. 3 years ago

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