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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Eimear in Dublin is doing 30 things including…

Revamp my image

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Eimear has written 2 entries about this goal

When I added this to my list

I had some vague notion of working out a new hair style, or experimenting with a bit of make up, but actually, I have to be a lot more radical. I want to change jobs, and it’s not going to be easy in the middle of a recession, but watching what the people working in the museums and heritage sites I see a particular style – the women tend towards neat dark coloured dresses, stylish seperates, never overly formal….. I am going to try and dress that way. If nothing else, if I do get a job there, I won’t have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe :-) Okay, so that’s a long term plan, but in the meantime, I can adopt a little bit of the style. I found a comfortable, rather cute wrap around dress yesterday, and bought it – I have a couple of cardigans in bright colours that can go over it, I just need to work out the footwear situation. Of course, the problem is that this one item makes everything else in my work wardrobe look achingly drab and dowdy. But as I am still wearing clothes I wore when I was two stone heavier, I will have to buy a few new items as I get the money anyway. Next step will be to actually WEAR the dress, instead of leaving it hanging in the wardrobe…...



Just taken down some

summer clothes that have been hibernating over the winter and …. yoikes, some of them are really scarily dowdy. Especially work clothes. I think I channel my mother when I am shopping for work. My mother is an amazing woman but…..I don’t want to dress like her for another 20 years or so.



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