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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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bizquik in Munster is doing 37 things including…

always have time for me

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bizquik has written 4 entries about this goal


What is interesting is that I go through phases of when I feel like I have time to do my own stuff and times when I feel like I have absolutely no time. I have been traveling a bit more for work much like my last job and realized that being on the plane for a few hours many times satisfies the need for personal time. I’ve also have quite a few things I enjoy doing during the week and don’t seem as caught up with unfun stuff like bills, etc, like I was last yr. Whew!

Wit's end...

I hit the wall yesterday. Not sure why but I needed me time, which happened to include my wife. I wasn’t feel that well and just needed to get out work. I felt trapped. I felt like I just needed to be home. I just needed to get away. No reason to feel like that, really… I guess the previously days just sort of wore on me and that was that. Good move for me… today, I am completely rejuvenated and ready for the weekend!

Lunch today

So I won this award at work and one of the rewards was to go to lunch with my boss’ boss’ boss. I was trying to figure out whether this was really a reward or not. In past situations, this would be torture but she’s pretty cool so I went with it. One of the things we spoke about was balancing life and she made a comment to me that I am making the most of both worlds- professional and personal. Assuming that I have to work, I am making the most out of my life right now. However, I think I am ready to take a step and take that to a new level.

I'm doing Fine watching shadows on the wall

I think it’s super important to make time for others, especially loved ones or needy people. However, we also need time for ourselves. This entry it perfect timing b/c I have been in the middle of a ton of things including having my family in from out of town and I have not had one second for myself in over 2 weeks. Things take a temporary break this weekend and I plan on setting some time aside for me. I need to “catch up with life” meaning bills, emails, reading, listening to music, and if it’s nice out, laying out (I’m in SoCal- sorry if it’s still cold where you are). So sometimes, we need to re-energize ourselves with a little personal ME time! ;)

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