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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Max in Alexandria is doing 43 things including…

stretch every day

25 cheers


Max has written 3 entries about this goal

I've been bad

Really, I’ve been bad about everything. Just existing feels like a chore lately. There’s a yoga class 3 or 4 x a week down at the climbing gym, so I took advantage yesterday and went down. It’s good because I don’t have the opportunity to goof off while I’m there like at home. In terms of strength and flexibility I’m far below even the second worst person in the class. But that’s ok. My ego was crushed years ago. Now it’s just about me. I was aching in some surprising places by the time I got home, but that’s what I was looking for. Of course went back to neglecting things as soon as I got home. Maybe I’ll force myself to get off this computer and get in some stretching and a run this morning.

Note to self

Playing around on 43T will not get me closer to my goals. Did finally drag myself away from the computer to do my morning stretches. Today is a “stretch day”. I’m taking a break from all other exercises and just stretch. I also spend more time on stretches on these days. Noticing a little progress, not significant. But I haven’t been so good about keeping at it either. That’s my focus for now. Then I can worry about progress.


One negative about tying my stretches in w. my other exercises is that I tend to forget my stretches when I’m not exercising, whether it’s a rest day or I’m just goofing off. Yet another thing I need to work on.

Yesterday I was a pitiful slug. But that’s normal on V-day for me.

Max has gotten 25 cheers on this goal.


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