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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.

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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.

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buffalosnowangel is doing 3 things including…

Sub-goal: Have dinner with my boyfriend and his parents

7 cheers


buffalosnowangel has written 2 entries about this goal


This morning Z and I went to the nature trail and afterward we went out with both my mom and Z’s dad. It was a spur of the moment change in plans but I went with it. (Pretty amazing given how I was feeling and not being able to do the preplanning that is necessary for me.) Not feeling great now, (not surprising as eating is tricky) but I’m still glad I did it and Z’s dad was happy.

Okay it was breakfast, not dinner, but it’s worthy of checking this off.

Part of a bigger goal...

I definitely think that last year I worked to improve my relationship with Z’s family. I sent cards, texts, e-mails, and had conversations with several of his family members. When I went over to their house on Christmas Day, I was warmly received by his parents- a step above the previous year.

I debated marking my ‘improve my relationship’ goal as complete, but I think this goal would really show me that things are headed in a much better direction and that I can mark off my previous goal.

I’ve never had dinner with just Z and his parents; there’s always their whole massive family around. Plus, eating is a tough thing for me, especially when my POTS acts up. (Eating is very touch-and-go for me)

Still, I’m making this a ‘resolution’ for this year. Whether it’s at home (theirs or Z’s), or out, I’d like to try having dinner with just the four of us.

buffalosnowangel has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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