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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Magpiesong is doing 2 things including…

Practice Happiness Manifesto on 43

29 cheers


Magpiesong has written 55 entries about this goal

20 June 2014

Just maybe my last official post for 43T…I’m away for the next few weeks and won’t be online.

- One pot wonder soup- always tastes better than it looks, just veggies, pepper, chicken stock and a crescent of perserved lemon, cooked slowly. Yum, perfect on a cold winter’s day.
- my clean country home, it’s such a haven for me and our tribe.
- new plans, new life, new job. Phew!
- For 43T: thank you for opening up a whole new world of interaction for me.
- For JWillow for looking after me and making sure I stay connected: thank you Lovely Lady xx

15 June 2014

-A day together, at last.
-licorice and chocolate
-bargain beachwear
-hot podge
-afternoon nap in the winter sun

7 June 2014

-Did 15 minutes of weeding: chooks loved the offering.
- Text messages that make me laugh aloud.
- Apple cider vinegar
- Preparations for our trip to Thailand: NO red/yellow clothes.
- collecting firewood got me out of the house and into the forest on a beautiful sunny day.

Feb 17th 2014 Happies:

- Catching up on sleep- really don’t have any control about it either, it seems I can fall asleep mid sentence (either listening or talking)
Grateful that the fires are under control and that the weather is cool and rainy. And that I can sleep without worrying about being burnt to a crisp.

-Grateful for m……..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


- Knitting madly to distract myself- there’re fires everywhere. Not too close but all I see is Smoke, smoke smoke. Apparently I’m safe- I’ve done the “grab and go” All packed, just in case.
Here’s a foto of my last major project.

- Have decided to quit my job, which almost makes me happy.

- Oh! another flying visit to cuddle grandkids. I love being a nana.

- Junk food and watching Winter Olympics with Daughter2.

Recent happinessessss

- Knitting a DRESS oh yeah. Go me. Top down raglan with stranding. Happy that I can actually KNIT A DRESS. Awfully pleased I’ve time to do it too.

-Telephone chats with kids.

-Musica festival soon: 3 days of sipping wine and listening to awesome live bands/musicians, and camping on the beach.

-Fresh eggs and salads from the garden.

I’m happy.

Happiness is

for the moment, liquorice schnapps.

Listening and singingalong to golden oldies: anything by Aretha, Annie Lennox, Freddy, Elton john……

Plotting my New Year. Not planning- these things need charts n pointy tools. oooh aahh.

trying very hard not to throw away everything, extravagantly and giving the finger to goals.

Fri 8.11.13
  • Grandbabies
  • ocean swimming (almost daily woohoo)
  • grateful for having time to ponder
  • not working again, (blissful sigh)

5th Feb 2013 Happies
  • Loved, loved, loved the teaching/children/engagement today- everyone happy!
  • Morejam-making with wild blackberries, feral apples and just a dash of Ned Kelly tawny port. We’ve now got 22 large jars. Off tomorrow for more pickins too!
  • Saw the Life of Pi. Great movie.
  • Support from new colleagues AND feeling not so much like a newbie.
  • Perfect weather.

Feb 3rd 2013 Happinesses
  • More sock love- onto my second pair.
    • Went blackberry picking with the girls today. We ended up with
    1 1/2 kg of berries and lots of scratches! And 8 jars of jam.
    • Meeting old friends at the local Farmers Market and networking blatantly. I’ve got contacts from a local beekeeper (their Banksia Honey is heaven!) and will visit another friend to exchange organic eggs- I do still need more fertile ones, AND I ended up with 30 fertile eggs from the “Chicken Man” who deals in pure breeds. Yay! my broody hens are nesting happily.
    • Visited the local garden supply shop and finally got the seedling starter for our lavender cuttings. I need to plant about 50 into tubes ready for spring repotting.
    • Delightful visit from Tochter2 and her friend from Germany.

Magpiesong has gotten 29 cheers on this goal.


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