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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AOK in Petaluma is doing 34 things including…

Go to the dentist

13 cheers

 

AOK has written 5 entries about this goal

Having no sweets

was a little more frustrating than I first imagined it would be. I was tempted by a slice of chocolate cake, slice of birthday cake and Whole Foods cookies at work. After dinner, there were mints available that I oh, so wanted. I didn’t cave to the urge. Goal completed.



I am declaring today

my “no sweets” day. Just one day, how bad can it be?



I finally made an appointment

for Feb 9th. I already called my former dentist and they’re mailing my x-rays tomorrow. YAY! I followed through with this one. Now regarding the fact that I will not technically be “going to the dentist” prior to Jan. 31, I have come up with the following rationale:

Feb 9 is 9 days after my deadline for this goal. But, I made my appointment today, Jan 24 which is 8 days prior to (or rather including) Jan 31. As a fair consequence, I will abstain from sweets for 1 full day prior to my visit. I am going to give myself flexibility to what day that is and not mark this goal finished until I have rightfully served the consequence.



I quivered tonight at the thought

of giving up my nightly chocolate fix. I need to stop procrastinating and get my ass in gear.



Find one first

Guess that will be a start. Also, I should confirm that I am paying for dental insurance. Gosh, that sounds so silly that I am unsure as whether I am paying for dental. I will check my insurance this weekend.



AOK has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.

 

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