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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Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

manage my time better (read all 8 entries…)
It's always going to be a work in progress...

I’ve definitely been forced/motivated (in my own interest) to manage my time excellently. I’ve been incredibly focused on making sure I make time for myself so I don’t burn out on anything I’m doing…and just sleeping right.

I use my iPhone calendar A LOT. I refer to it daily. It decreases my anxiety about wondering if I’m forgetting an appointment or what to prepare and when to prepare for something. I use alerts and such.

I work 7 days a week and I also want to make sure I sleep enough (I require 7-8 hours of sleep) and I need to make sure I make time to eat and socialize with the people I love and care about. I also want to make time for my creative projects (so there are meetings and such with people as well as actual time spent doing them). I try to balance everything. I need to work out as well…so I’m inserting blocks of time where I commit to working out and under no circumstance do I dive into that time.

It’s hard, but it’s also nice to have some kind of routine going…so I know that I am spending enough time being balanced. I will NOT let work get the better of me and I refuse to get burnt out. Life is too short to let work overwhelm me.


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