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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Jess. Dream. is still "waking up laughing."

Replace my vague goals with quantifiable ones (read all 3 entries…)
The Division of Goals

Goals to Keep That I Probably Will Never Mark Off
1. Practice all parts of the Happiness Manifesto
2. Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I’m grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2)
3. Be the happiest person I know each day
4. Reflect daily in a ‘one sentence’ journal
5. Use this goal to create rewards for myself instead of consequences
6. Post random thoughts, observations, and events of the day…
7. ALWAYS treat him like the wonderful love that he is

Goals to Complete “As Is”
1. Create some new Christmas celebrations/traditions here at college
2. Create a list of 100 must-read books and read them
3. Run at least 3 times a week
4. Go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
5. Leave notes in library books
6. Create small pieces of art, and leave them for people to find
7. Post all of the poetry I wrote this year on here…then, try to write a poem a week
8. Make love in the rain
9. Write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find
10. Write a wish…tie to a balloon…let it go
11. Share 43 moments of deep soulfulness
12. Replace my vague goals with quantifiable ones
13. Take 43 pictures of people, places, and things that pertain to my life
14. Stumble upon more interesting websites in my pursuit for knowledge
15. Stretch and meditate daily
16. Collect “My 43 Quotes” – quotes that are meaningful to me
17. Get “you are beautiful” stickers and participate in their project
18. Run a “mini-blog” here with my goals for college
19. Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice through
20. Let the mediocre days Fall Away…
21. Experiment with watercolors
22. Learn to knit
23. Fight fairly and express my anger with respect

Goals to Quantify/Re-evaluate
1. Have lots of laughter in my life (Quantify)
2. Climb a mountain and kiss a star (Define)
3. Make a difference (Quantify)
4. Be remembered with a smile
5. Learn to tango (Re-evaluate)
6. Take a risk that changes my life
7. Cheer and comment my subscribees more
8. Do yoga regularly


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