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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Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 76 entries…)
I'm completely ignoring the "daily" part of this goal...
  • I had the time to paint my nails blindingly pink this evening. It’s an excellent color for the beach, I feel. Haha
  • A really wonderful role-playing with my Nick to help me to work out some not-so-nice feelings I’ve been having about a certain person. I got to say all the things I wish I could say in person, without actually having to have that confrontation. I felt much lighter afterwards! : )
  • Aaralyn bonking her face up against everybody, because she’s too little to understand that you kiss with your lips. And she makes a pretty great “K” sound that usually means “kiss”, but sometimes doubles as “bedtime”, in that baby way of making up their own language. ♥
  • The massager Nick and I bought today. It’s one of the kind that you’re supposed to put in a chair and let massage the small of your back, but I like it best just putting my hands on the turning parts and getting a hand massage. Nick likes to lean back and let it massage his upper back. It feels very good on your feet. I love this thing! haha
  • I packed several notebooks to take on vacation with us, because I have a crippling fear of not having enough paper if I need to write something down. Haha. When I yanked one of them out of my backpack today, to write down directions to the zoo we didn’t go to, out tumbled a packet of folded papers. When I unfolded them, they were printouts that I made and saved a long time ago, reminders of someone who was my hero. It was very nice to read through them again today, as a surprise. : )


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Yes, much better!

That’s the great thing about role-playing, is that now that I got to scream my guts, I can carry on a conversation without feeling the need to clobber someone! Haha : )

Fabulous description

of baby kisses…genuinely made me laugh out loud :-)
x


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