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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following her heart...cuz the mind is just confused

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Show up to work 10 minutes early (read all 12 entries…)
work out vs early

I think that I am going to have to find a way around this. Not sure how….but well….I need to find a way.

Learn to balance my finances (read all 5 entries…)
step in the WRONG direction

Negative 400? WTF? getting a second job before the week is over. MUST MAKE MORE MONEY.

Be a better friend (read all 6 entries…)

So easy to do – yet haven’t taken the opportunity. I heard what one friend said yesterday…..and I have put it in my heart as a place of focus. When did I become a distanced friend? Work on getting back to the real me.

Lose 15 lbs before my birthday (read all 8 entries…)
spin spin spin

Gone to class a few times now – thinking about doing it 3X a week. Mon/Wed/Fri would be really nice. And then perhaps doing the weight training class on the opposite days. I don’t know – but I am falling in love with going to the gym. Hope to make more of an effort to do it more than once a day – and at least everyday. I can feel the difference in so many ways. I drink more water, I sit up straighter, I have a better attitude, I do not get sleepy in the afternoon, I avoid unhealthy foods (sometimes) and feel motivated to keep on going back to the gym. I can see that little bikini body in me somewhere – just have to chisel down and find it!!

do something everyday that is just for me (read all 8 entries…)
simple pleasure

I know that I should be spending more time on this one – but I have really committed to doing the things that put a smile on my face and joy in my heart. This Firday will be a big test of that. I hate hurting someone in the process of seeking my own happiness becuase this person often feels left out. But yesterday I heard this person cry out to me that they too wanted to seek their own happiness – and I hope they take that task into their own hands – and out of mine.

practice honesty (read all 7 entries…)
troubled heart

I have been open and honest with the two people who tug at my heartstrings. One I have to encourage to hang on, the other to let go. It’s not very fun – but I am working on working on it.

Also – been opening up to some close friends a bit more – which has lifted the pressure off my shoulders a bit. Feels good to let it out. Miss Jenne today. She inspires me.

Show up to work 10 minutes early (read all 12 entries…)
Middle of the week - wed 10/28

So, the great thing about getting up for the gym is that I have to be there for class at 6 – it goes til 6:45 – I shower like the water is gonna run out – quick change – fuck makeup and hair – and get in the car – because after the gym all i want is COFFEE. So I make damn sure I have time to stop. 7:18 is the golden time to hit Caribou too because the high school twurps are not there yet. Today they almost beat me. I would have punched one. I hate highschoolers. They DO NOT NEED COFFEE. :) But – I’ve been making it to work ontime. yeah me!

Learn to balance my finances (read all 5 entries…)
feeling closer

I feel like I am spending less and watching more – trying to get as many things on auto debt as possible so i dont go past due. Getting close!

pay off credit card debt (read all 2 entries…)
paying my plan

I am still working on my monthly payments – but have it set up to auto deduct and that is going well! Someday I will be able to contribute more…..someday.

pay off my car loan (read all 4 entries…)
paid to current

enough said

try yoga (read all 2 entries…)
New gym - new classes

One step – a big step – closer to trying yoga. Probably going to happen NEXT WEEK!

Lose 15 lbs before my birthday (read all 8 entries…)
cycle faster?

HOLY BAGEEBERS! There is no feeling like making it through your first cycle class at 6am on a Wednesday morning. Joined a new gym today – a community center – that offers some awesome classes. I think this will really pick me up and get me on the workout band wagon. Plus, I drank a lot more water today and was more conscoius about what I had for lunch. All in all – I’m on an upswing.

do something everyday that is just for me (read all 8 entries…)
Spa day

Today I set a “goal” well a mini goal/reward for saving money and I guess it falls in this category. Once i have saved $150 I am treating myself to a spa day at the Aveda institute.

Thank you ME!

practice honesty (read all 7 entries…)
spoke my heart - well typed it

Today I said somet higns that I had needed to get off my heart (again) and although I am not saying anythign new – repeating myself to this one particular person is helping to reinforce some of the values that i want to work on and improve. Thus being honest – even to the point of repition, I am truely becoming the woman I know I am and the human being I want to be.

Show up to work 10 minutes early (read all 12 entries…)

Holy cows I am slipping – by barely getting here ON TIME.

Today was with good reason – see losing 15lbs.

Learn how to make great coffee at home (read all 6 entries…)
Annie O

Bought me a new blend to try at home – I guess maybe it was the type of roast that was ruining the taste – not my lack of skill in brewing.

Lose 15 lbs before my birthday (read all 8 entries…)

Looked into joining a 6am spin class today. Am thinking of just DOING it tomorrow and seeing if I like it. What do I have to lose? WEIGHT. haha that’s a good one!

practice honesty (read all 7 entries…)
living arangements

I know we need to talk about this – but it is such a sore spot on my heart that I am not sure where the conversation can go. I should just ask this person to coffee and sort it out. Maybe Andrew was right and him and I could live together. Maybe that wouldn’t be a bad idea. Or heather. Or just move home. Oh, how awful would that be. Way awful. Who knows. Must find resolution before Holidays.

Show up to work 10 minutes early (read all 12 entries…)
Tue - 10/21

OK -i am starting to slip on this one a little. Back to my alarm problem – when I am simply NOT getting out of bed when I am supposed to. I need to get up up up up up up up on the first one. So hard to get out with a soft warm body beside me – BUT – it is always worth it to get here early. Especially in todays work – must stay competitive!! MUST TRY HARDER.

Lose 15 lbs before my birthday (read all 8 entries…)
focus focus focus

Need to do this because the feeling inside regarding my weight is killing me. Its making me sick just thinking about how far I have let myself go.

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