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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Jessie scottNew Friends

There are so many people out there that I know. But there are also a lot that of people that I don’t know. Part of becoming a better me and being happier and ridding the negative is getting rid of the people in your life that tear you down. When you do that you either have a choice of being alone or making new friends. And since I enjoy company so much finding new friends is always joyous. I have not only found new friends but reunited with old friends that I never got to know very well. I love it and I plan to do more of this to find the true soul mates in my life. 5 months ago

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aborealis773My New Flaky "Friend"

So my son’s friend’s flaky mother finally got up the nerve to call me this Saturday. On Friday, as I was signing out my kid, she said in an ominous voice, “I have something awful to tell you.” Then she told me to call her when we have some free time to get together, because her son keeps wanting to come over to our house. I said, “Sure,” never really intending to call her ever.

On Saturday, I was surprised to see her name on my caller ID. When I answer the phone, she is laughing and saying, “This may be the absolute worst year of my life. I’m sorry we missed out on the play date.” I said, “You really should have called. I waited for you for a whole week.” Because I won’t chase flaky people. I don’t like to treat adults like they are children, constantly reminding them to call me or ask them if we are hanging out on such and such a date. Guess what she does next? She blurts out, “My husband left me, okay?” Then ironically, I find myself apologizing for being an absolutely petty jerk for getting all bent over a missed play date when she has REAL problems. Flaky people always do this to me too. Somehow, they always make their problems bigger and more dramatic than my little annoyance at them.

Then we talk about her crisis. I hear some pretty shitty but honest stuff. I offer my support. She suggests lunch on Monday at Chick-Fil-A after school with the kids. And bingo! I am friends again with yet another flaky person. I even offer to call her if she forgets about some plan that we have made together.

An update: her husband came back home on Father’s Day and they made up. 6 months ago

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