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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tcbell in Manchester is doing 38 things including…

become a morning person.


tcbell has written 3 entries about this goal

winter rythms

i am getting pretty good at this. i feel like total crap when my alarm wakes me up, but i get up there and then and once im out the door im wide awake.


my only choice is to drink much caffene and become slightly delerious. not ideal but it works. otherwise i would walk around with my eyes half closed all day.

i know drinking green teas and having a balanced lifestyle would help. but the herbal teas at college taste like dishwater. i allow myself to sleep in more in winter- getting up in the dark is not natural!!


i like the feeling of getting eveything done (phonecalls, groceries, errands etc) before midday, so then i have the rest of the day to do as i please! some days when i get up early i just feel crappy tough, so although i DO get up when the alarm goes off im a little snappy :/

so i guess i can’t call myself a morning person yet.
I want to carry on with this though, because it makes the odd lie-in so much sweeter and guilt-free.


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