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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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DivineSublime All Will Be Well

Quit Smoking (read all 16 entries…)
Day 19

Yep, hanging in there. I have a lingering cough from a cold I had over new year, and I kind of wonder if it’s the poison leaving my lungs? I cough a fair bit, so my lungs feel congested.

Anyway, it’s okay. I’ve made it to day 19, and truth be told, I don’t miss smoking much. I occasionally am desperate for a cigarette, but it’s definitely in certain circumstances, and each time I do something without a cigarette, and make new habits, it’s absolutely fine.

Benefits so far? Hmmm.

• Money – have saved money for sure
• Smell – I love the fact that my flat smells of roses and whatever oil I have been burning, no cigarette smell in sight (whiff)
• Pride – I feel good about myself for having done this, it’s a definite ego-boost, a sense of achieving something that I set my mind to
• Freedom – I don’t have to check my cigarette pack before coming home to see that I have ‘enough’; I don’t have to be a prisoner to the little white sticks of death. I do like that, I really do

The other thing I’ve been doing is looking at people who are smoking. This isn’t nice of me, but the majority of them look old – they look lined and it looks like they don’t care about themselves. No one, but no one, looks glamorous dragging on a cigarette as they walk along the streets. It’s not a good look most of the time. I am not going to look like Audrey Hepburn smoking, I am going to look like someone who’s had a hard life and has given up on herself.

So definitely hanging in there. I want to make it to three weeks – truth be told, I’m kind of surprised at myself for doing this with such determination!


Deskdude I want to start over, but not lose all my stuff. lol


You are doing SO well! Hang in there! Thanks for the reminders about the benefits. :)

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