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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.

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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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iamevoxus there is freedom in letting go

quit smoking... eventually (read all 23 entries…)
day 4

still going strong! im so happy! :)

today

went fine, had the odd pang, but nothign major. one of my friends at work, who smokes said, come lets go for a smoke before we start work. so i told her then that i had stopped smoking. and she said thats really good, and how long etc. she then said to come chat with her outside anyways which she did while she smoked. and i did that. and i was so busy chatting with her or looking around, that i didnt even notice her smoking or feel uncomfortable or deprived or anything, i completely forgot that it was an issue! that was cool.

then later that night at work, one of my bosses was talking to one of my colleauges who smokes and i heard him talking to him, saying “when i used to be a smoker… bla bla…” (he used to be a 40 a day smoker – 2years ago and still loves the idea of smoking but never touched them again)... so i went up to them and said, “yeah i also used to be a smoker” and smiled at him. they both looked at me shocked, cos they knew me only as a smoker. so he said “did u quit?” i said “yeah since saturday” and i said havent u noticed i havent asked for “a ciggarette break lately on my shifts”. “oh yeah now i noticed.” he asked how i was finding it and said he was proud of me and i should have a drink on the house after work, for stopping :) i didnt take him up on that drink cos i forgot, but i might do it next time im working with him.

so yeah good day. people are finding out im a non smoker lol. i do feel good :)



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