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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kathybacon is doing 28 things including…

go to bed earlier. and get up earlier.

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kathybacon has written 5 entries about this goal


Well into my 3rd trimester, sleep is a drag BUT I was in bed before midnight last night and awoke today at a good time. Feels good to be able to accomplish a lot before noon!

My sleep has been MESSED UP lately

Two nights ago, I couldn’t sleep at all. So, I tried to stay awake all day so that I’d sleep well the next night. Well, yesterday I fell asleep at 5PM. Awoke at 8PM. Got up, puttered around, had dinner, lay in bed awake ‘til 3AM. Then slept ‘til 8AM this morning.

I’m still sleepy. But, I hope that I’ve had enough sleep that I’ll be able not nap by day but that I’m tired enough that I’ll be able to sleep soundly tonight. And, at a good hour.

Fingers crossed!

I've been doing really well on this, lately!

Not so much through effort, but more through chance. I had to get up early one day and hadn’t slept well the night before, so then fell asleep at around 9PM that night and awoke early. Since then, I’ve been falling asleep before midnight and waking at an acceptable time.


Not sure why...

but lately, I’ve been falling asleep more easily and waking up more easily. It’s been great, and I’m wildly grateful that my body is back on track, at least for now. YAY.

The "Fall back" time change this past weekend

has helped with this goal. I’m usually in bed by midnight these days, and it feels like 1AM. Last night I got out of bed at 2AM to make sure I’d locked all the doors and I feel down the last stair and sprained my ankle; maybe my body’s way of reminding me that I’m supposed to be in bed at that hour…

kathybacon has gotten 241 cheers on this goal.


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