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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Amanda RDefinitely doing it!

Yup, it’s official. I’ll be helping out a nonprofit on Warped Tour and I will be flying out to the Chicago show. I’m pretty scared of going alone but I’m going to learn about what to expect before I go, and hopefully I’ll have things to do on the plane so I won’t think about being on it. 18 months ago

Amanda RIt's taken forever but I may finally do it

So up until this year I was terrified of flying and wouldn’t even consider getting on a plane. It’s not because I’m afraid of plane crashes – I’m actually not afraid of them at all. I just had a terrible fear of heights, and for me, being in a plane was the culmination of that fear and just out of the question. My family and friends have been on lots of vacations without me because I refused to get on a plane.

But this year, I dunno, I overcame so many of my fears and one of them was heights. It sounds silly but it started out with having to climb up a really tall (but sturdy!) ladder for my job. At first I was like, “no way am I doing that,” but I had to. I felt so light headed but I held on really tight, and when I got to the top, it was actually pretty cool that I was so high up and I could see the entire store. Then later in the year, my friend wanted to go to the top of a skyscraper for her birthday and I shocked myself by saying “why not?” It wasn’t the hugest, but about 72 floors or something like that, and I wasn’t scared at all. I got a little nervous just before going up, but I had no anxious feelings at all when I looked down at the city. I just thought it was beautiful and amazing.

And now, the thought of flying is just the next step up. Again, it sounds a little scary if I overthink it and makes me feel a little nervous in the pit of my stomach, but overall I’m not terrified and I don’t feel any reason to avoid it. And just in time, an opportunity has presented itself! I applied a while back to help out a nonprofit that is going on the Warped Tour music festival, and I’m pretty close to getting to do it, and if so I will likely have to fly either to get to my first city or to come home after my last city. But if not I think I just may treat myself to that UK vacation I’ve always wanted to go on.

It’s hard for me to convey how amazing this transformation is and how absolutely terrified I used to be of flying… I feel like I haven’t put any effort in and the fear just disappeared on its own. I don’t get it, but I’ll take it! 19 months ago

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