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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  1. 1. practice mindful consumption
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  2. 2. review, reduce and re-organise my drawers, boxes and shelves
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  3. 3. 43things TEAM PROJECT: embrace housework as a spiritual practice
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  4. 4. stop procrastinating
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  5. 5. implement GTD
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  6. 6. Complete "The Artist's Way"
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  7. 7. spend more time by a campfire.
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  8. 8. write 7 lines daily in my Moleskine pocket weekly diary
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  9. 9. Take more pictures
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  10. 10. Become a pirate
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  11. 11. learn yoga
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  12. 12. get more piercings
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  13. 13. return to India
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  14. 14. learn how to play the Djembe
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  15. 15. live in a yurt
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  16. 16. paint a canvas
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  17. 17. craft more
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  18. 18. Write every day
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  19. 19. Eat at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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  20. 20. Pay it Forward
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  21. 21. launch my own consultancy business
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    1 person
  22. 22. Find $100 in change
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  23. 23. exercise more
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  24. 24. make a sock monkey
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  25. 25. celebrate my being a woman
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  26. 26. learn to read runes
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  27. 27. make sloe gin again
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  28. 28. keep a visual journal during glastonbury 08
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  29. 29. make some bunting
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  30. 30. renew my passport
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  31. 31. change the world, twenty minutes at a time
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spend more time by a campfire. (read all 3 entries…)

just spent another week in another field – the Levellers’ begun Beautiful Days down in Devon.

Working for Magical Youth, a kids field creator, I had a wonderful week at the backcamp fire. Making new friends and finding new family. And ruminating on all things philosophical with William :0)

change the world, twenty minutes at a time (read all 4 entries…)
direct action?

I’m considering making a stand at the Mass Action at the 2008 UK Climate Camp. There will be 8 Climate Camps in total around the world that week! I dont agree with building more coal fired power stations, so it seems a good thing to do. i’m just a little scared of the police’s reaction to a peaceful protest – now the ‘terrorism’ laws have changed to include anything they view as subversive or scary!

humm, lots of people waving banners outside a power station – very scary?

change the world, twenty minutes at a time (read all 4 entries…)
gorilla gardening

we’ve a LOT of splendid poppies in the front garden. through birds and wind they are slowly spreading all down the terrace! whilst tidying up i decided to give them a hand a brighten the waste land near the BT exchange and went and scattered their seeds all over. and around the housing signs at the new development. yeah, most wont come up and the council may change it’s mowing routine, but nature does persevere.
as i was finishing up, by fella was dropped off by his work colleague, who obviously thought i was barmy!

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