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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Im cursinna stringer im 28 yrs old my father name is rondal Phillip Smith he’s from west palm beach fla. I haven’t seen him in 28 yrs im his first born child i been searching for him but no luck.i never met grandmother raised me since i was a baby my mother had me at the age of 14.can u please help me find my father i just want to meet him i get sad cause i never seen him before can u help me please 6 months ago

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sheridinoFound my dad

I made contact with my dad on 7th February 2008 after not seeing or speaking to him for 15 years. Not speaking to him was not my choice but rather that of my mothers, who moved my sister and I away to Cyprus (from the UK) when I was 5 years old. My parents divorced when I was 3 or 4 and dad continued to be part of my life right until we got on the plane. From that point on, we lost all contact. To this day I’m unclear on exactly who is to ‘blame’ because I now have two different versions of events! On one hand my mum told me it was dad who didn’t make contact and she told me horrible things about dad which in recent years I’ve found to be untrue, and on the other my dad tells me he did try to stay in touch. We moved around Cyprus so much and then moved to Canada for a short time before coming back to the UK, it’s understandable that contact would be lost.

When I was 18 I decided to look for him which didn’t go down very well with mum. She gave me a really hard time claiming that I’d hurt her and that she’d disown me. As I had great memories of my dad from my childhood,I knew I had to find him regardless and get my own answers. She just needed time for it to sink in I decided.

I found him within a month of looking. I knew my dad was from Leeds and lived there when we were little so that’s where I started. With the wonder that is the internet and social networking, it was fairly straight forward. I’d enquired at the Salvation Army but that didn’t yeild much fruit as all I had was a name and a possible city. So I turned to social websites. I found a profile on (or that matched the name and city. There was no address or picture. But in the ‘About me’ section there was an interest in football (I knew he played when I was little) and also that he had 2 daughters and 1 son. I thought the 2 daughtrs could be my sister and I, and it’s not far fetched that in 15 years he’d have another! And also that he’d moved to Harrogate. As there was no address, I wrote a letter to him and sent it c/o Harrogate Council. Not much information to go on but I though ‘what the hell?!’. Anyway, I found out later that the council had sent it to his old address and the people who were then living there had opened my letter, seen the nature of it (‘Are you my dad?’ pretty much!) and sent it back to the council asking to find my dads new residence. And he got it :) I got an email from him on 7th of February 2008. After we caught up a little by email and confirmed he was dad and I was daughter, we started talking on the phone and I went and met him the following March. Best decision I ever made. We’re really close and get along so well. We’re scarily alike too! And I have a brother who’s ace!
Mum also came round eventually and saw my point of view. She now supports both mine and my sisters right to have contact with our dad :) 10 months ago

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Cierra-Ellondra Burson Johnson Find Him

I looked hard with the help of my family. It turns out that he was looking for me as well. 15 months ago

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He came to see me in San Diego. Last summer was the first time we’d seen each other in many years. The highlight, sitting in the bar in PB I turn to him & say “Dad, I would’ve done so much more if you would’ve been there for me”. He covers his mouth with one hand & starts to choke back tears until they start running across the back of his hand. We had been talking about Tiger Woods & Michael Jordan. Their relationships with their fathers made a big impact on their lives. Now we talk once a week. He helped me load up my truck for the final move out to San Diego last spring. Learning a lot. 16 months ago

Leoniemurka 16 months ago

Leoniemurkafind my birth father

my birth fathers name is Lee or Leigh he was born in Australia Sydney he meet my birth mother in Sydney her name was Nina Murka she lived in Elwood Melbourne Vic Australia l was born at the Queen vic hospital melbourne vic australia in feb 1966 all l know about birth father is that he could have been a builder or concreter or his father was back in 1965 he has a brother with epilepsy and he liked art and l know that he came to the hospital when l was born 16 months ago

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valeri_e 19 months ago

charleyredmanWhos my dad?

Okay, so all my live ive been told my dad was bobby cowell, but today i found my mums diary and i read it. i know its not my personal stuff to read but i’m sure every 17 year old wants to know what they mum was like they’re age…so in this diary was just about what she did everyday and luckily it was when she found out she was having me. so i read on…and in one page shes says “didnt know how much i hated bobby till today hes just one horrible twat and im glad this baby is not his.” in this book, shes in love with bobby and also someone called Andrew Muir….i want to know which one of them is my dad. i cant ask my mum as she’ll go mad knowing i’ve been at her stuff…plus i dont want to hurt her by asking. what should i do? 19 months ago

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