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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MamaKitty in St. Louis is doing 7 things including…

sleep better

25 cheers


MamaKitty has written 10 entries about this goal

Right now

I feel like I sleep about as well as I can expect with my circumstances. I would really like to thank Carm for her support and sending me lots of great references! This goal will always be a little bit of a challenge until I change my work, so I put it under Do Again category.


After working three 12 hour shifts in a row, I got 15 hour of sleep in 24 hours! On Wednesday, my nurse practitioner recomended taking melatonin. It worked great, but there are some drawbacks. I need to investigate melatonin more before using it much.

Woo Hoo

Six very good hours today.

I've been off work

for 5 days. I’m feeling better rested. I went to bed at 8:00 last night and got up at 2:30 a.m. So my sleep is a little off. Trying to keep a log is difficult because I catch snatches here and there. Also, I spend quite a bit of time lying down, awake, trying to sleep. I may try Todd S.’s suggestion for more exercise.


Yesterday – seven hours
Today – five hours
Something has to change…


five hours of sleep today. I just can’t stay asleep. And I have to work tonight. Arrrgh!


I’m starting to document in my planner the number of hours of sleep I get in 24 hours. Retrospectively, I slept 6 hours on 2/20/08. Today, I slept 9.5 hours (I have to work tonight). My husband noted that I probably slept too early in the day in order to be prepared for tonight. I might lie down for a short nap later.

8 hrs. last night


I may start a

sleep log of some sort. Yesterday to today, I slept 16 hours. Some days I get only 4 hours of sleep. My hope is for a better balance.

I got seven consecutive hours of sleep

last night. Woo Hoo! Because I work 12 hour night shifts, I really struggle with getting enough sleep.

MamaKitty has gotten 25 cheers on this goal.


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