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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Rebecca in Connecticut is doing 21 things including…

Celebrate being single while I'm single

88 cheers

 

Rebecca has written 16 entries about this goal

Single again...

I am holding out for someone who has less of an alcohol problem than me. :)



The Challenge

My single friends and I have what we call a “10/2 challenge” – dating 10 new guys within 2 months. It’s a way for us to meet new people without “interviewing for a new husband.”

In the past 5 days, I had 4 first dates and a second date. I’m a bit of an overachiever. LOL I have 2 second dates and a 3rd date in the next week. I’m having a blast and meeting some great people.



I'm trying to decide between...

Just letting Valentine’s Day pass unobtrusively

or

Treating myself and my son to a day of all-out, heart-filled, chocolate and roses extravaganza

for

my Very First Valentine’s Day Alone…in 25 years.



What I love about being single: February 4, 2009 edition

I had roasted garlic for dinner tonight and there’s no one here to complain. :D

I can invite whoever I want to the theater now that I’ve moved on from my “transition man.”

I don’t have to share unless I want to.

I don’t have to consult anyone about my finances.

I am completely in charge of my life.



Going out...

...with a girlfriend tonight to get some dinner and catch up.

It’s nice to be single and be able to set my own schedule, including not getting out of bed until I’m good and ready.



My bedroom

The other night…

I celebrated…

Low light, Dar Williams on my new iHome, a lavender candle suffusing the room with scent, clean cotton sheets, new pillow, warm comforter, glass of wine, and a good book.

Does it get any better than that?



Dating is fun.

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

:D



Top 5 things I loved about being single this weekend

Let’s celebrate!

(Christmas week is not the easiest…)

5. Reading the newspaper for over an hour and not worrying about anyone else getting bored
4. Meeting someone new on eHarmony.
3. Napping on the couch without the TV on and without being judged.
2. Shoveling the snow on my timetable.
1. And the best thing I loved about being single this weekend was….Knowing my kids are happier now.



This isn't very celebratory

But man, I’m missing physical affection. Hugs from my kids are nice, but not quite the same thing.

OK, back to the regularly scheduled celebration.



Being single isn't much fun...

...around the holidays. :-(

I’m having a rough day today.



Rebecca has gotten 88 cheers on this goal.

 

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