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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Donderjaeger 2014 the year of chores :)

downsize my possessions (read all 2 entries…)
Everytime I move

Every time a wife kicks me out…no, I mean every time I move! LOL I get rid of some stuff. I have to go make a trip to pick up the stuff in my storage unit ASAP, but…

Most of what I still own is tools and other resources. Toss in electronics, books, music, and clothes, and that’s the bulk of the rest.

I recently thought I should get rid of everything I don’t need in order to serve God. That would probably get rid of a good chunk of my technology books.

I’m looking at selling off a chunk of the LP portion of my music collection, though I don’t think I could get half of their value at the small local music store that sells vinyl. I also have some comics that I will try to trade for back issues of the two titles I still like to read, all these years later. I have years to catch up on! LOL Guess what they are?

Incidentally, I can store almost everything I own in a 5×10 storage unit. So I’m not doing bad for a recovered packrat! LOL If I stopped working with my hands and sold all my tools, I would be down to half of my stuff. If I gave up on ever working in technology again, I could probably get rid of another 10%.

The question is, does God have a use for my knowledge or my hands, or does He want me to work with people?



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