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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ATLfemme in Marietta is doing 14 things including…

get my teeth fixed

20 cheers

 

ATLfemme has written 11 entries about this goal

Ongoing project: get all my teeth fixed

I skipped going to the dentist for a few years, and that was a big mistake. When I finally went for a check up last year, I had a lot of cavities and needed at least 3 root canals. Yikes! My teeth were impeccably clean – no tartar at all – but full of cavities nonetheless.

I had 3 root canals and completed several fillings; had 3 crowns and two cleanings plus a whitening session; all in 2008. Because I had “regular” dental insurance, I ended up paying well over $6k out of pocket for that work.

This year, I increased my dental insurance and set up a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at work so that I could save money on a pre-tax basis in order to better afford doing the rest of the work.

I got three more fillings this past Monday, and am going in for two more fillings today.

I take a lot of pride in my grooming and in putting forth an external appearance that pleases me. Keeping my teeth clean isn’t enough – if I want the insides to be as nice as the outsides, I need to finish fixing all my teeth – and then stick with a regular professional cleaning and maintenance program going forward.



ATLfemme has gotten 20 cheers on this goal.

 

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