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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MamaKittyGreat week..

Thursday was an annual Christmas party my husband and I usually attend. I saw many neighbors and friends that I don’t see often. At this party, I arranged a get together for seeing the Monet Exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum. It just snowballed.

Saturday we went to a New Years Eve party. There were lots of people that I knew from my daughter’s elementary school days (She’s a sophomore in college now). I haven’t seen many of those people since those days. It was fun to see these people.

Sunday we got together with people we see often. It was comfortable and nice. 2 years ago

MamaKittyWent out for a great dinner with J and D.

My honey and I have not seen them in almost 1 1/2 years. We dined at a cute spot, on the patio. It was about 60 degrees outside, but the kerosene torches kept us warm.

Laughing, and catching up, and expanding our thoughts was super fun. J and I are tentatively thinking of a bicycle ride in the future. 3 years ago

MamaKittyGoing out with C

was great fun. We caught up on many of our goings on. Our children went to school together. She would like to have a get together with the moms from the class. This could be doable.

We also decided we want to sign up together for the next session of Thursday night yoga(sometime late Nov/early Dec.) 3 years ago

MamaKittyI saw C at the grocery store

and invited her out for “drinks” or whatever on Tuesday night. We used to see each other every week. Now it is a couple of times a year. 3 years ago


Today, while I was at the grocery store, I saw someone that I know and like. But I didn’t approach her. I’m not sure what held me back, except maybe a lack of social energy. 3 years ago


Would you ever invite friends over to your place to play board games or card games?
Or watch movies?
But not for dinner ( that’s too challenging for me right now) 3 years ago

MamaKittySome work friends and

some others..
I went to a retirement party, a baby shower, and the division picnic. They all were fun and good for staff morale, but I tend to separate my social life from my work life.

At the retirement party I saw a friend who I consider a “social” friend. I knew her for years before we worked at the same place, and I rarely see her at the hospital. So afterward we went for a cuppa-coffee and talked and talked and talked. It was such fun, and I need to do it more often. 3 years ago

MamaKittyPhyllis' husband George died

This was in May. I just didn’t write about it then. I liked George, and I like Phyllis. Many, many people I knew in the past went to the visitation and funeral. I miss seeing them and it seems the only times I see many of them is at funerals. Sad.

So I need to put a little umph into this goal. Maybe I’ll challenge myself at the end of the month.(I already have a challenge for this month.) 3 years ago

MamaKittyMy friend

A is in town. She moved away about 12 years ago, and is back visiting family. While her kids and her sig. other went in to visit her brother, A and I sat in my car (which was exactly what we wanted to do) and talked for three hours. I love the texture that friendship takes on after many years. It was a great way to spend my last day off work. 3 years ago

MamaKittyLast Monday,

I went out to dinner with my old Parents As Teachers friends. I hadn’t seen two of them in 10 years, and another only briefly in that time period. Admittedly, this would not have happened had it not been for my facebook connection.

I still love them and Parents As Teachers as much as I did ten years ago! 3 years ago

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