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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alwaysearly in London is doing 28 things including…

Go on a retreat

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alwaysearly has written 1 entry about this goal

First steps

I’m still thinking this one over, but I think it’s what I want to do. I’ve started doing some browsing and have seen some centres that look really good, surrounded by lush countryside. None of them seem to cost too much either. I’ve talked to my flatmate about it as well, so I could have company if needed. I think that reading is probably the next step – I’m going to read around the subject and make an effort to go to yoga more frequently, as the meditation guidance was very helpful. I might ask the tutor if he thinks that it is a good idea to do a retreat soon, or if waiting til summer is a better plan. This is exciting, although I’m slightly concerned about the reactions I might face – think the other housemates will find it funny, and my mum might be worried that I’ve gone a bit funny. Oh well!

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