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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Cassaclyzm in Saint John is doing 24 things including…

wake up when my alarm clock goes off

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Cassaclyzm has written 5 entries about this goal

I did it!

This morning I got up when the alarm clock went off. I didn’t even hit “snooze” ONCE. I’m getting up particularly early tomorrow so hopefully this trend will hold. (Am slightly worried, however, because I should be in bed right now and am not particularly tired. I need to get my sleep schedule turned around, pronto.)

I STILL have trouble with this

I find it hard to make myself get out of bed. This is partly the fault of frequent changes in my sleep-wake cycle. Once I start going to bed at a regular hour and getting up at a regular time I probably won’t need my alarm clock at all.

I woke up this morning!

And I only hit the snooze button twice! Amazing, I know.

I had moved my clock across the room, but that didn’t really help – I just stumbled back into bed. Now it’s next to my head again. Maybe the jarring closeness of it will help (and the fact that my cat now sleeps with me, and it wakes HIM up.)

Getting better...

This is going to be a long road, I think.

I hate, hate getting up in the morning. I like my bed. My bed is a happy place. My bed likes me. My bed doesn’t want me to leave it all alone, with nothing but my body pillow to keep it company all day.

Grumpy grump grump.

You know what helps?

Having a cuddly, needy cat who refuses to let me go back to sleep once he knows I’m awake. Maybe I’ll write a haiku about it.

My alarm goes off;
Kitty enters, purr purr purr,
Now I am awake.

Cassaclyzm has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.


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