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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bigmouthso, this goal...

well there’s been two incidents recently that relate to this goal…
first there was this time in Tokyo where i was separated from my boyfriend (who i was travelling with) had no money or phone, or even phone numbers to call in an emergency, and two big rucksacks that i couldn’t carry by myself. my boyfriend was looking for a bank but after he was gone for half an hour when he said he’d be five minutes, i panicked. ah well.
but then last week my grandparents were staying for the week and my grandma had an accident. she was in the garden and she fell down the steps on the patio and fell hard on her head. she was knocked out and wasnt moving for about a minute, and her head was bleeding really badly (im so squeamish about blood). my sisters panicked but i stayed calm – i had to, for them. we called the ambulance and i went in with grandma to the hospital. i think it was really important that i stayed calm cos otherwise things could have been alot worse. luckily my grandma turned out ok – she tore a ligament in her shoulder and had to have stitches in her head but nothing too serious, considering.
anyway the point is, i dont think i can say i’ve completed this goal yet cos i still panic… but i think that when things get really serious, i know when its best to stay calm. i just need to stay calm for the smaller things too, tell my mind not to panic and not make a big deal if i can. 8 years ago

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