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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Light and shadows moving across a wall. Colorful 70s curtains. Our dachshund, Stoppel. Awaking from a terrible Hansel and Gretel nightmare and walking into the kitchen to my mother. Walking. Other dogs. Other animals – the owl my father raised. My father’s beard. His eyes. My mother’s voice, sometimes warm, sometimes angry. Her mouth. I need to go and hug my little daughter. Oh, she’s in daycare… undoubtedly having fun. Großes kleines Mädchen. My braids. The house, always the house. The fire-place. Nikolaus. The birch trees, my swing. Always nature. Just one, single memory remains of my grandmother. Aunts, cousins, their homes. Smells, dust, wooden furniture, books, dolls, teddy bears. Singing with my mother. Sitting in the back of the car with my brother, who needed to blow his noseS. Sweden, more than anything. Sun, water, stone. So much sky and water. Imagining the world as infinite, countries as individuals islands, no continents. Digging a hole all the way to Australia, though, when in kindergarten. Books. My body. I think that this was many years ago, and that I’m still not even forty, and that there’s so much to come and enjoy and do and change and experience in hopefully so many years left. 4 months ago

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