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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Debra Wilson in Lancaster is doing 16 things including…

Learn to cook

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Debra Wilson has written 2 entries about this goal

3 Weeks, 3 New recipes

In the past three weeks, I’ve tried out three new recipes. With a few minor alterations, they’ve all turned out pretty good. And tomorrow I am making chicken soup… and completely winging it. I looked and looked for a recipe that I liked, but none of them looked that good, so I figure I’ll start with my imagination and what I’d like in my soup. I think it’ll turn out alright. :)

Once a Week...

Since I’m starting a new diet and exercise regime, I figured I should start looking for interesting, healthy things to eat. Getting bored with your food is a huge way to kill your health eating attempt. I’ve decided to try out one new recipe per week.

This week I found a delicious looking recipe for chicken on and decided that tonight I would make it. Most of the ingredients we had on hand, but I few had to be bought special. I also made a few minor changes to it, omitting one thing and adding another, and making a little bit of a sauce as well.

Much to my surprise it turned out fantastic! I’ll be making it again in the future.

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