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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Arktoi needs to make her "things" more specific.

stop drinking soda (read all 10 entries…)
Day 5

This morning, I’m feeling a lot better about giving up my Mt. Dew. Maybe it’s just because the sun is shining, and it’s been so dreary all week. The sky is blindingly blue and nearly cloudless outside my window, which makes it difficult to focus for entirely different reasons. =^)

I talked to my husband about this some more, and we think we both overreacted during our previous conversation. He said he supports my effort to give up soda, especially since I’m already sleeping so much better, but that he doesn’t want me to go overboard with giving up all junk food because eventually I’ll end up eating something I’m not “supposed to” and then go on a total binge. (I’ve done this in the past.) I explained that I’m not trying to give up sugar entirely, just cut way back on it, and he said he could get behind that. Sometimes I feel like we speak different languages, and not even both Romance languages, like French and Korean or something.


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