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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blend work and home life (read all 2 entries…)
What Matters

As I get older, I’m noticing the little things that really matter to me on a day-to-day basis. I don’t mean peace, love and understanding, but the little things around me that have an impact on the way I feel. Since we’re both working from home now and trying to make home the best place to work, some things have become a little more clear.
Since we’ve been home from our year away, we’ve been getting rid of a bunch of crap in our house. This has created temporary stacks and piles of unwanted items that just hang around – old books, picture frames, nik-naks, etc. Clutter. It’s all on the way out, bit for a few weeks now it has bothered me to no end. It’s like a worry that hangs over you – you don’t even think about it, but it’s there, lurking in your mind, taking away a tiny bit of enjoyment from a day. It makes me walk into a room and sigh. Mess is my nemesis.
Just yesterday we went on a cleaning spree and got the house about 90% clutter free. When I got up this morning, it felt like a better day (aside from it being a Sunday) simply because I didn’t have to walk around the house and look at clutter and piles of unwanted detritus. A weight has been lifted and when it comes to working from home, this is a very good thing.



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