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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sjmarq in Rochester is doing 42 things including…

live

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sjmarq has written 1 entry about this goal

Everyday

It’s easy to forget the accomplishments of everyday life. Somedays it is an effort to just get through the day – or I get through OK but then feel depressed that I’m not working toward these big dreams/goals on my 43 list.

I choose not to forget that every day I:
get out of bed,
care for my children,
care for my home, car, and other posessions,
work for my employer,
maintain friendships,
love my God,
love my husband,
love my children,
love and care for myself

The actions that encompases these daily goals are wide and varied, and often dull (let’s face it – who get’s excited about accomplishing laundry?) These can undoubtedly be improved upon. But here’s a pat on the back to myself for doing them at all!

A year ago – I was in total just exist mode where every day was a struggle to accomplish the basics. I am now at a point where I’m taking on more and achieving at other goals as well, but if it comes down to it, live is my most basic goal.



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