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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Ru in Vancouver is doing 31 things including…

April Bootcamp 2012: Spring into action, nurturing myself while growing stronger, wiser, and aware of my goals and who I want to be.

40 cheers


Ru has written 2 entries about this goal


April was a bit rough, but in the long run worked out well. I had a mood dip/anxiety flare mid-month but seem to have climbed out of the quicksand before sinking very far.

I got quite a bit done (including lots of walking, extra pampering, noticeable decluttering and the dreaded taxes) , busted some goals, reinstated a yoga practice, slept better, had a few decent adventures both external an internal, and went out on a high note with everyone healthy and happy.

I’m a little older (just a little) and a little wiser. I’m also relieved to leave this month behind and jump into a fresh one – sort of like slipping into clean bootcamp socks.

May Bootcamp is about simplicity, which is extremely appealing right now. I’m in.


Life has been a bit on the overwhelming side lately, and I’ve been having a tough time getting out of the gate with this, though it’s certainly been skirting my mind. I’d like to set some intentions, regardless of whether they’re redundant and obvious, sometimes I need a reminder of the obvious.

Ideally I want to have a balanced juggle going, but lately I’ve had too many curve balls thrown in my direction: family illness, bouts of insomnia, projects due, daily mess to battle, clutter to clobber… my mood has snuck up on me with a dark, anxious chisel that I’ve been attempting to thwart. The tax man has also been lurking around tossing banana peels at my heels, so just getting my footing has been a bit rough.

A rough sketch of April bootcampy focus…

Nurturing myself
  • Keep up on my evening bath, bubbles, and book ritual
  • Put less on my plate, focus on cleaning the lighter plate
  • Sleep, recharge
Grow stronger
  • Walk daily
  • Pay attention to my health
  • Reinstate daily yoga & exercise
Grow wiser
  • Learn new things, big and small
  • Self reflection, meditation
  • Stop. Be still. Listen.
Goal awareness
  • Catch up on goal entries
  • Touch on some dusty goals
  • Daily bonsai steps forward
Who I want to be
  • Happy, healthy, relaxed
  • A great mother, partner, friend (to myself too)
  • Present, mindful

Mainly I want to drop the doggy paddle… breathe and reconnect with a smooth flow.

Ru has gotten 40 cheers on this goal.


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