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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CassiePepper in Washington, D.C. is doing 14 things including…

decorate my apartment


 

CassiePepper has written 1 entry about this goal

Inspiration

So, I was reading the greatest magazine ever and saw an apartment redecoration section. They were focusing on small spaces, so it was even better. The “after” apartment had similar shape and light to mine and the general shapes, colors and all appealed to me so I decided to try to make something similar here, though more classic and formal.

I also found a still from one of my very favorite movies, Indiscreet, and just love the tailored, crisp, colorful apartment where ingrid Bergman lives. I am trying to make that formal, tailored look a bit more relaxed and updated.

I think I’m mixing the two pretty well. I just had to let go of the idea that it might be a disaster. If it is terrible, I will sell what doesn’t work or paint it or something. I just decided to try.

http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/0,21770,1214640,00.html
http://www.carygrant.net/fotogallery/indiscreet/ind-12.jpg
http://www.carygrant.net/fotogallery/indiscreet/ind-lobby1.jpg



 

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