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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.

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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14cauliflowers in Ontario is doing 20 things including…

make myself happy

9 cheers


14cauliflowers has written 5 entries about this goal

Look my morale is going up!

I had a heart to heart talk with my husband last night about all that I was worrying about in regards to getting a part-time job, and having a young child. Today I picked up the babysitters’s list in our neighbourhood and there are 50% fewer babysitters on it in comparison to last year.

He is helping me slow down, calm down, relax and said that he would help me find a babysitter before I find a job. I was trying to do it the other way around.

Now I’m wondering if we’re going to find anyone with little availability. You’d think with a recession that more women would want to babysit.

Just having my husband help me work through this is picking up my mood.

I was feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and I don’t feel like asking the same babysitters on the list if they will look after my daughter when I get a job because they’ve said no to me before. So my husband is going to call and talk to the babysitter we really want. How nice is that?

Walked the dog

with my daughter. Laughed at all the silly things they both do.

Relax in front of the puter with a coke and some chips.

Enjoying Sunday.

How can I be happy about this?

For the best interests of my family I need to find a part-time or full-time job, yet two things really bother me about this.

1) I’m going to miss my daughter like crazy.

2) I have no idea who is going to babysit her and trust me there are some really crappy sitters out there.

But financially I need to do this for my family because of this stupid recession.

Ask myself...

will this matter in five years from now?

What's up with all the average to low days?

What is wrong with me? I know that things are going kind of crappy right now but they are things which I have little control over. I need to see the rainbow. I choose to look for the rainbow.

14cauliflowers has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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