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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better to hold on to love... in Washington State is doing 43 things including…

become the person i want to be

53 cheers

 

better to hold on to love... has written 5 entries about this goal

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It’s almost been two years since I’ve done 43Things; life kind of got in the way, in the chaotic way it can.

That said, I feel like I’ve really grown and gained a lot of headway in this particular goal.

- I did quit my dead-end job, only to land into another dead-end job that didn’t offer the potential I had been told it would. In turn with that discovery? I quit the second dead-end job and landed work at the management level with higher pay, better hours, but most of all I finally have had the experience of working with business owners and other coworkers that actually value what I’ve had to bring to the table, and I’ve learned so much from where I am right now that I wouldn’t trade it for anything – even though now the company I’m currently with is dealing with financial setbacks and may eventually fold. What I’ve learned and gained in my current position has been priceless.

- My living space is not what I had originally envisioned; but I’m comfortable, and I have the best roommate now that has become one of my closest and dearest friends. I lived by myself for almost 8 months after my ex left, and while that was a good experience, I really do enjoy the situation I’m in now.

- Fitness and nutrition-wise; since my last post almost 2 years ago, I’ve dropped 60 pounds and 4 dress sizes. There’s more work to be done on this, but it’s a work in progress, and I’m glad of the accomplishment that’s happened so far.

- Putting me first and not last proved to be very eye-opening, and it led to the breakup with my ex in more than a small way. I learned a lot about my own needs, and also I learned about how selfish my ex was in wanting all of my free time and expecting me not to be my own individual with my own ideas.

- Cutting the people out of my life that are negative; I’ve let a lot of people go. Some of them are still trying to get back into my life, and I’m not letting them. It’s caused some tension on occasion, but on the whole, I feel so much better without those kinds of people pulling me down.

- I have more time now for the people that matter, like my best friend, my other select few good friends and my roommate, and my mentors; all of them positive forces that push me to do more and be better. I’m so glad to have all of them.



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It’s almost been two years since I’ve done 43Things; life kind of got in the way, in the chaotic way it can.

That said, I feel like I’ve really grown and gained a lot of headway in this particular goal.

- I did quit my dead-end job, only to land into another dead-end job that didn’t offer the potential I had been told it would. In turn with that discovery? I quit the second dead-end job and landed work at the management level with higher pay, better hours, but most of all I finally have had the experience of working with business owners and other coworkers that actually value what I’ve had to bring to the table, and I’ve learned so much from where I am right now that I wouldn’t trade it for anything – even though now the company I’m currently with is dealing with financial setbacks and may eventually fold. What I’ve learned and gained in my current position has been priceless.

- My living space is not what I had originally envisioned; but I’m comfortable, and I have the best roommate now that has become one of my closest and dearest friends. I lived by myself for almost 8 months after my ex left, and while that was a good experience, I really do enjoy the situation I’m in now.

- Fitness and nutrition-wise; since my last post almost 2 years ago, I’ve dropped 60 pounds and 4 dress sizes. There’s more work to be done on this, but it’s a work in progress, and I’m glad of the accomplishment that’s happened so far.

- Putting me first and not last proved to be very eye-opening, and it led to the breakup with my ex in more than a small way. I learned a lot about my own needs, and also I learned about how selfish my ex was in wanting all of my free time and expecting me not to be my own individual with my own ideas.

- Cutting the people out of my life that are negative; I’ve let a lot of people go. Some of them are still trying to get back into my life, and I’m not letting them. It’s caused some tension on occasion, but on the whole, I feel so much better without those kinds of people pulling me down.

- I have more time now for the people that matter, like my best friend, my other select few good friends and my roommate, and my mentors; all of them positive forces that push me to do more and be better. I’m so glad to have all of them.



Making steps forward...

Turning 30 in a few days, and I’ve put the wheels in motion toward making my 30’s a much better time than my 20’s have been, and toward becoming the person I want to be:

- Quitting my dead-end job that’s offered no advancement or growth
- Revamping my apartment over the next month from place I simply eat and sleep at into a home and workspace extraordinaire!
- Getting myself back on track with my nutrition and fitness plan
- finally taking care of ME and putting ME first instead of always last
- cutting out the people in my life or reducing my time with the ones that are negative
- trying to spend more time with people in my life that are positive forces



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I’m currently trying to live my life in a way that encourages me not to get stuck in a rut.

I just signed on to be in a musical, as I mentioned on an entry for a different goal. I’m not certain that’s the “right” choice to be making when I work 2 different jobs 7 days a week, but it feels… freeing. I’m going to make it work, and my employers are both willing to work with my schedule so I’m not going to freak out about it.

In addition to getting a chance to act again, I’ll be doing singing, dancing, and expanding my chances to work with more people in fields I enjoy. Not just get stuck in the same rut this year that I did last year of not doing anything really different. This is different. This is a little scary, but I think maybe scary is the thing I need to do instead of living life by the same old routine.



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One day at a time. Slow process, but definitely a worthwhile pursuit.



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