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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.

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imgladimme in Byron Bay is doing 39 things including…

start again

9 cheers


imgladimme has written 10 entries about this goal

I'm ready to mark this off.

I’ve moved house and had some major break-throughs in psychotherapy, which make me feel like I have and will continue to make changes. Most important of these is not feeling like there are conditions I need to meet in order to be loved. I have identified the innate strengths and qualities that make me lovable. With this in place I can set boundaries around what I will put up with and how far I am willing to compromise. From my new position of living independently, I will be able to ensure these boundaries are recognised and observed. The future looks bright :)


This is not going at all the way I planned…or even the way we agreed (with me compromising all the way). I have not had a night alone yet. I am back at the old house (hence the internet access) to have dinner, but I will insist on going “home” to sleep in my house by myself.
B is not letting go. He doesn’t have a car atm, so I’m required to shop for him and drive him around. He slept at my house the first night and reluctantly went home last night, but left the kids…oh well…I’m going with it, it’s a big change, it will come.

Away we go!

Off to spend my first night in MY new house (ok, all the family are coming with me, but tomorrow night I will be alone there!). I’m not sure if I’m more excited or scared…

Gathering furniture...

but I can’t get moving on getting moving! I don’t know what’s wrong with me, it’s like I’m having second thoughts…I pick up the keys tomorrow. Once I can start to take things over, I think I will get rolling, but right now I go to pack a box and I can’t decide what to pack. Everywhere I go to start I have a reason not to…I know moving is horrible and maybe that’s all it is…


Picked up a single bed for $10 and book case for free! Only 2 singles and a qs bed, fridge, washing machine, dining set and lounge to go!!! Moving day is 5 days away…

Got the house!

this is actually going to happen. I move on the 3rd. eeek!

Close of the business week

and I still haven’t heard whether I got the house I applied for :( I was sure it would be today. Boo.

Inspiring stuff

A friend of mine posted this article today on fb. It lists precisely the things I am trying to avoid with the changes I am making. Worth a read!

I have applied for a house

Just have to wait a few days to hear from the agent… I have decided to do this on a trial basis. I have asked for a 6 month lease, we will go to relationship counselling and individual therapy, have family dinner/outing once a week and agree not to see other people during this period (as if I would want to!). In that time I hope to be clearer about what I want and what each of us is willing to contribute and compromise if we are to continue the relationship. B was very upset, but quite reasonable. So, I get to stay for Christmas without animosity (which was my big fear) and I don’t have to risk missing out on the house because I don’t want to move before then. Let’s see….

I've been in this relationship

for 13 years. I was with someone else for 3 years when we met, so for the last 16 years straight I have not been single. This relationship has never been a happy one for me. He’s a bully – not physically, but I let him make all the decisions and get his way for a long time. I’m finally sick enough of it to do something about it. My unhappiness outweighs the fear of his reaction. We have 3 young children – I’m worried for them, but I can’t go on half-living this life. I’m going to look at a house and apply for single parenting payment on Monday. I’m doing it all in secret, but he’s already asking what’s going on…It doesn’t seem real and when I make myself understand what’s ahead of me, I’m TERRIFIED.

imgladimme has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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