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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Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 9 entries…)
Earth shoes

I am thankful for Earth shoes! They are amazing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t try them on. I was planning to get a new pair of Birkenstocks with my Christmas gift card. The shoe store owner looked at the wear pattern on my old ones and suggested I try on a pair of the Earth brand, no pressure. He really knew a lot about shoes and arches and all the technical ways shoes impact the whole body. (It was too much information to absorb during what I thought would be a little ‘me’ time buying shoes!)

I slid them on. It took a minute to get over the odd feeling I was standing with my heels in a hole (that’s the “negative heel technology that shifts the weight back”) then I realized how amazing they are.

My whole body immediately aligned—my hips, lower back, shoulders. The pressure I in my lower back (that’s become the norm) was instantly relieved. My posture was straight and my breathing was deeper. He said the shoes relieve sciatic nerve pain, tone muscles from heel to thigh, burn more calories (like setting the treadmill to an incline), and allow more oxygen in each breath. Like I said, I wouldn’t have believed such claims if I didn’t have them on my feet. And the shoes were $40 less than the ones I was about to buy, so it wasn’t an upsell.

I felt so comfortable and balanced, not like when you try to stand up straight and after awhile it gets too tiring. I wore them home and my husband said, hmmm you seem taller. :)


JulieJordanScott is on a respite from creating goals though she continues to reach them


What a fantastic, information rich gratitude report!!

I wish I had a cheer to give you

I love Earth shoes. I’m on my feet a lot at work, and I love to slip my Earth sandals on after a long day. It’s like they make my feet feel better almost instantly.

Now I have a cheer

So here it is :)

sort72 has gotten 3 cheers on this entry.


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