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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.

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doggles 21 months ago

dogglesi'm really struggling with this goal

i don’t like going to church these days. i’ve been a few times recently but every time it’s just so painful. and i’m finding it hard to get over the lack of care i experienced over the winter when i was really depressed. maybe i’ll start looking for another place. 18 months ago

dogglesi went yesterday morning

and i ended up sitting next to two people i didn’t know. before the service i talked to one of them for a couple of minutes and she said how she thought it was a wonderful church. i kept shtum, but wanted to tell her how i felt that going through depression recently i didn’t feel supported at all.

the lady on my other side turned out to be a nurse who works at the same hospital as me. i felt really trapped after the service when, sitting in the middle of a row with people chatting either side of us so i couldn’t move without disturbing them, she started to quiz me about work and was complaining about the threat of redundancies. i nearly burst into tears. anything work related is such a sore spot at the moment. she wasn’t to know, but gosh it hurt! sometimes i really hate church! 19 months ago

doggleswas planning to go to my church today

but my friend asked me to go to hillsong with her, and i did. i was too tired to go to my church in the evening. next week i will. 19 months ago


i went to the women’s bible study this week, it was good. 20 months ago

doggleswent last night

it was good and bad. got there just as the service started and sat by the door. the sermon was quite good, but i wish the pastor would do more exposition (taking a passage from the bible and expaining it) rather than picking a topic and finding verses to support it. that way i think it’s easier to put accross your own opinions rather than sticking to what the bible says.

afterwards i managed to stay and have tea. a was there visiting. we used to be quite good friends but these days i feel more intimidated by her success and enthusiasm for life. i’m want to compare myself to her and come out of it feeling bad.

c was there too. it was lovely to see her after such a long time. i realise that more has been going on in her life than i knew. it’s time to stop being so self absorbed and find out how she is doing. i miss her.

c and i were chatting after the service and the pastor came up to me and shook my hand for what felt like an eternity and said he was glad i was back. it made me feel angry, because he acted like he had something to do with it, when in reality, he and his wife didn’t even attempt to contact me once. i feel conflicted, like maybe i shouldn’t be in a church where i don’t respect the pastor. but there are some really loving, caring people in the church too. something to pray about, i guess. 20 months ago

doggleswent to my bible study group today

it was great. easier because it is smaller. the people in my group are so lovely and encouraging. 20 months ago

Hanna Hodnett 2 years ago

SugarVixen 4 years ago

Willowgetting nervous

I haven’t been to church in a very long time. I AM going tomorrow night. Barring an emergency I am going to go. Even with this knot in my stomach. 3 years ago

Willowmy resolution

my resolution for this year is to meet new people, good people. its hard around here to find someone worth knowing, and me and my bf dont have any ‘couple friends’ to hang with. but really i miss having a community as much as anything. bad thing is – i live next door to a very popular church!!! so wrong! bad me! lol cant say its too early cuz they dont start til 10:00! cant go 2morrow cuz of a family thing but will next week for sure! 3 years ago

Willow 3 years ago

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