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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feistyredhead in London is doing 26 things including…

Work through The Artist's Way (Julia Cameron)

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feistyredhead has written 2 entries about this goal

The first few days.

I’m afraid I let the team down on Monday when I woke up late and didn’t manage to finish all my morning pages. But on Tuesday I did 6 pages – mainly because I decided that my book is too small, but this may also have been penance for my shoddy behaviour on Monday. Today, I wrote 3 A5 pages and I have decided that this is enough, unless I have more to say.

Some interesting thoughts have been coming out during the writing and affirmations – I have been thinking about people and occasions that I completely forgot about for years. It’s too early to say yet whether this will make a change for the better, but it certainly explains some negative associations that I have, not so much with art, but with success in general.

I have found the exercises for this week quite difficult. I don’t think I had that many critics of my creativity – as I remember, people generally didn’t focus on it at all, instead concentrating on my academic leanings. But maybe as the week continues I will go deeper into the past and remember different things.

For the exercise where you are supposed to try living one of your other dream lives, I am going to be Landed Gentry. This will involve light gardening, afternoon G&Ts, and hopefully a visit to a stately home of some kind.

I am undecided about my Artist’s Date as yet, although I will have to decide quickly or the week will be gone!

My copy is also en route.

Looking forward to its arrival so that I can start reading. I’m really glad that we’re working on this as a team – it really helped with the detox, so I have a very good feeling about this venture.

And I’m sure that spring is the perfect time to start a creative growth project!

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