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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TrilliumAnne is doing 43 things including…

find a better balance for my life

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TrilliumAnne has written 1 entry about this goal


In the last few years I have really sorted out the pieces of my life that weren’t working so well. In 2008/2009 I went through a separation and divorce from my first husband. I thought he was the love of my life and that we just needed to work on a few things in order to reconnect. I’m convinced that this could have happened if he had been interested in doing so, but he wasn’t, so I went through the process of mourning the relationship’s demise and felt all of the accompanying sadness. It really and truly was a death of sorts and in the end I came out stronger and better for it. I started to ask myself what I really wanted in life- how I wanted to live. In the last 5 years I have made some significant changes. I now live on the ocean and am with a man who understands me and with whom I am actually more compatible. I have traveled more. I have extended myself socially and have a larger circle of friend. I have worked on creating a better job / career for myself, not sitting in a position that was not right for me, but searching for something that has become more suitable. I’ve also taken courses and learned from others in order to improve my skills. And this year I am finally ready to face the diet and exercise issues that I’ve been postponing. I know I will meet with certain success. When I decide on a goal and lay out a plan, I implement it and achieve it. That’s just how my life is going since my marriage ended. I don’t sit back and say oh, poor me, I can’t do anything – because I know I can. I know my strengths and weaknesses and I am able to follow through on whatever I want to do in life. That’s success! So… here’s to the next steps in the new year – taking control of diet and exercise and throwing in a bit less spending to control my finances. Enjoying the natural resources that are around my home more. These are the factors that will add to the balance I am seeking for 2014.

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