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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Stop waiting for men.....waiting for them to get here, waiting for them to call, waiting for them realise what's in front of them. JUST STOP WAITING.


 

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DeeI learned the hard way.

Boy BFF broke my heart. I’ve never been through a bad break up…if ever there was one this was it. He just stopped talking to me. It took me a long time, a FB account delete, some crazy, a lot of unanswered letters, and a cell phone hiatus but I came out on the other side realising how strong I am. I don’t have to wait for him, I can live my life with out him and when/if he realised I am the right one for him…then we’ll deal with that when we get there. But I’m not waiting anymore. 1 year ago


Dee 3 years ago


DeeI wasn't waiting damnit

I wasn’t waiting for anything. It worked out, he invited, I came. It resulted in me being ‘a mistake’. There was no waiting. Well wait, maybe I was waiting for the truth. Can’t win I guess. 3 years ago


DeeI wait, but I don't stand still

I might be patient. I might give you space, but never think for a second that my life will pause while I ‘wait’ for you. Just know, when you are ready, I might not be. You have to live with that. Not me. 3 years ago


DeeSometimes you need an old fashioned reminder

You know, the one that sounds like “I told you so.”

I didn’t necessarily wait for him, I kept living, I kept doing my thing. But I let myself hope. Never let yourself hope. It’s worse than waiting. HOPING he realizes what’s in front of him is such a waste of energy, and hope. That energy would be better focused on me, making me all that I can be. Instead after months of bffship I get if I have time, I treat everyone like this. No, for me, you make the time. PERIOD. For me, you treat me better. PERIOD. For months you have, why would I think differently. You are so YOU. Transparent, usual, cyclical, repeating. YOU. The only thing that change is the person you COULD be lasted longer this time. I like him. He’s a good man. I have hope that one day you will figure out how to sustain that person.

So sometimes, you have to just give in and hope, so you can be reminded why you shouldn’t. 3 years ago


DeeDaily affirmations?

Sometimes it’s hard to not sit around and wait. Or to not be a welcome mat to men’s shit.

I was dating this guy, he stood me up twice, I did was was necessary and said maybe you aren’t in the right place to be dating right now, we can be friends but I expect you to be there when you say you will be.

I don’t think I am setting the bar too high there, do you?

In any event, totally unrelated to being stood up, I was having some friend issues and life issues and where do I fit in the world issues and I decided to get a new tattoo. Who needs daily affirmations when you have a reminder on your wrist 24/7? It will remind me to always look out for myself first. With that new tattoo on my wrist, how could I possibly take shit from him later that day. Nope I couldn’t.

Sometimes things happen for a reason right? 3 years ago


DeeUGH

Not waiting, not really but for the record when you ask if we could make a date for Wednesday, you should set up firmer plans sometime before late Wednesday afternoon. SERIOUSLY. 3 years ago


DeeInterestingly

Almost as soon as I recognized I was waiting, I stopped and resumed worrying about me and wouldn’t you know. The texts and hey wanna hang outs started to roll in. HMMMMMMMMMMMM There might just be something to this goal. 3 years ago


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