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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make entries about what happens in my life so people who read my ramblings don't get bored when I have nothing to say about my goals. (read all 7 entries…)
Hoarder

I don’t want to say I haven’t been up to much. Since Jan., I was really preoccupied with my read 50 books goal. For some reason, I thought it would take me longer to achieve.

I don’t leave the house a lot. I’m practically one of those crazy cat lady hoarders you see on TV. No, I’m not hoarding cats, I’m just really, really messy & disorganized.

I do own 7 cats, btw. It’s almost not intentional. That’s a different story, I’ll get to it later.

Plus, I have a tendency to buy multiple items of the same thing. I like to buy things in 3’s or multiples of 3’s. I end up with a ridiculous amount of stuff.

When I go through my belongings I’m constantly saying “Why the hell do I have_?! Why did I buy so many?” and shaking my head.

Ohh, and I’m a terrible housewife. I work better if I have someone telling me what to do or leaving me a list. My non-legal husband, Mr. Bunny refuses to help me by writing me a chore list. I asked him, and he said “Oh well, you’re an adult.”

Yes, I did explain to him why I want the list. Hmph.

I’ve offered friends money to come over & help me clean. They’ve kind of blown me off. One said okay, then offered to get me some submissive transvestite to come over and be my sissy maid. That has yet to happen.

All this clutter & mess contributes to my nasty depression. It’s kind of stifleing in my house. It’s mostly my fault, and I know this. I’ve always been messy. I inherited that from my mom.

Mr. Bunny does have some blame. He leaves trash everywhere, doesn’t clean up after himself, and doesn’t really help with the cleaning. He’s works a lot, so I’m not complaining about the not cleaning. The rest, he can do something about. I mean, he’s almost 40. I shouldn’t have to tell him to mop up the gigantic lake of coffee that he just made on the floor.



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