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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Weph is doing 17 things including…

Quit Smoking

17 cheers


Weph has written 23 entries about this goal

I am

I am 21 days away from 90 days without smoking.
I am $444.16 richer than I would have been smoking.
I am now a runner.
I am now happy to jog up steps.
I am confident in how my clothes and breath smell.

I am a NON SMOKER!! :)

53 Days in!


46 days Non Smoker...

That’s 920 cigarettes I didn’t smoke!!!!!

(So far I’ve saved $ 292!)

Another reason to (stay) quit: I don't want my loved ones to burn alive!

Smoking doesn’t just effect the Smoker’s Health

According to the American Burn Association, about 900 people in the United States die each year in fires started by cigarettes, and about 2,500 are injured. About 100 of the fire deaths each year are children and nonsmokers. Nationally, annual human and property costs of fires caused by careless smoking total about $6 billion.

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i’ve completed two of my toughest runs this week, that i’ve ever done in my lifetime. couldn’t have done it if i was still poisoning my body every day.

such a great feeling of accomplishment! when you think about quitting, realize YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!!!

Quick Brainstorm: 12 Reasons I Quit

1. healthier lungs. i have really enjoyed starting to run!
2. no more icky cough. it went away so quickly!
3. clothes don’t stink. i realized how stinky smoking really is.
4. better breath.
5. saving lots of money!
6. whiter teeth.
7. that great feeling of having self control.
8. sense of accomplishment.
9. don’t need smoking as a reason to be social. love people anyway!
10. better for environment.
11. less trash to manage. picking up filters is disqusting. leaving them outside of trash is despicable.
12. i’m not infringing on others’ right to not smoke (by polluting their air).

Last Night's Dream

I woke up today remembering a dream from last night. Apparently in the dream at some point I was smoking a cancer stick or had just finished having one of those nasty things. I recalled highly negative emotions surrounding the situation in the dream- my body felt run down, my motivation felt out the door, the people I care about were disappointed. Awake and knowing I hadn’t actually smoked was such a relief! That dream was a nice reminder of how much I don’t want anything to do with hurting my body and stealing from my future self!

If you need help with quitting please let me know, I will help how I can. It has changed my life so much for the better!

What I'm doing with Money Saved...

In just a few weeks time of quitting, I have managed to save quite a bit of extra cash. With this, I’m treating myself to a new pair of running shoes and a yoga passes.

Feels great ditching the old terrible habit and bringing on new great things for my health! Join me!

Saturday Night

I went to see some bands play at a venue which allows smoking indoors. This is the first time I’d been in an area around lots of smokers since I quit and you know what kept going through my mind? It wasn’t that I craved even a puff. I felt bad for the people smoking, that they were fighting addiction, that they weren’t caring for their bodies. It made me sad for them and want to help.

Saturday made me proud to be a non-smoker.

Reminder to those wanting to quit...

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

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