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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I trust the universe!



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Drink beer in a pub in Ireland (read all 3 entries…)
Did not make it to Ireland

But did have beers in Pubs in Scotland. It was wonderful. It was cold outside in the Highlands and the best memory is sitting in a pub eating hot pea soup with a big crusty piece of bread and a nice tall beer. So grateful for that wonderful memory.



Hang out here till the lights go out.
Keep feeling relief

When I log on and this site still exists!! Woo Hoo!



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 80 entries…)
So grateful for 43things

As we say goodbye I can only be grateful to what this site has brought to my life. Thank you to everyone who have listened to me, and I hope I have contributed in some way. I feel so lucky to have stumbled onto this site almost 10 yrs ago.



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 21 entries…)
Memories

I wrote this message in 2006:

“There are so many superficial people who live by labels and brand names. I just want to have friends who want to hang out and laugh out loud, rather than making sure that they’re wearing the right outfit. Let’s have a beer and talk!”

Looking back I saw that Hawk and Joyjoei were two of my first cheers (the rest are now inactive).

I still feel the same way. Who were your first 43things friends? (probably half of the people I am subscribed to are inactive). Are you in contact with any from the beginning?



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 21 entries…)
Why are we grateful?

This past weekend I was sitting across from my now best friend who, if I had not met a 43thinger, I would never have met. I was also sitting next to my love, who I would also have never met if not for the same 43thinger. Thank you so much 43things for being a wonderful, unexpected surprise!

I must add that the 43thinger had no idea she was going to change my life. I only met her briefly at an airport.

Is there something you would like to thank 43things for?



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 21 entries…)
Not close to retirement age but...

What are your thoughts on retirement. What is the ideal picture in your mind?

Will you work as long as possible because of financial need?

Will you retire as early as possible?

Will you work as long as possible because you have nothing much else going on?

I was talking to a co-worker (who could easily retire) and he said he was home alone on Sunday and was going stir crazy because he had nothing to do and realized if he retired he would be bored.



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 21 entries…)
Where you've been

Where were you living, what was your life like and what were you doing 5 yrs ago?

10 yrs ago?

15 yrs ago?



Treat every 1st of the month as if it were new years day ! (read all 20 entries…)
Welcome June!

Went out to breakfast yesterday and came home and had a nice long nap. Then we decided to order Mexican food and eat in. We played a game of Blokus. It was almost fun (didn’t fully understand the directions).

Looking forward to a month of good choices!



Make daily exercise non-negotiable. (read all 74 entries…)
Tuesday to Friday

Tuesday – not much at all
Weds – walked 3 miles
Thurs – walked 5 miles
Friday – not much so far today – 1.5 miles at most.



Share How You Came To 43 Things
Sometime in early 2005

I was reading someone’s blog. I was living in New York at the time and they were in Hawaii. They mentioned that they were writing their goals on 43things. I logged on as Hawaii50.

At first I found it to be very clicky, but maybe it’s because I was not focusing on goals but wanting to connect to others. I ended up closing that account and a year or so later I came back as Aloha50.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 80 entries…)
I have been moping around lately

logging in here and there to 43things, feeling uneasy that we are on borrowed time now.

I am so grateful for the last 8-9 yrs that I have had on this site and how much the people here have made me think about life with their stories and support.



Make daily exercise non-negotiable. (read all 74 entries…)
Weds to Monday

Was a slug much of the time.

Weds and Thurs – somewhere around 3 miles each day walking
Friday – nothing much (walked a mile)
Saturday – more of nothing (walked 3/4 mile)
Sunday – nothing (had horrible allergies)
Monday – 2 hrs of tennis



Make daily exercise non-negotiable. (read all 74 entries…)
Saturday - Tuesday

Saturday – nothing.
Sunday – about 1.5 hrs of tennis
Monday – nothing :( my walking friend is on vacation! :(
Tuesday – 4 miles walk – 2 miles morning, 2 miles evening



Think before I bite into it. (read all 10 entries…)
I feel like a junkie

trying to get my fix.

I ran out of powder for the liquid diet I was on. I liked it so much that I’d like to continue drinking it, but I can’t order for another month (through a friend).

So I just called a friend asking if she wants to sell me some of her powder.



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 80 entries…)
Relief!

I have been having Sciatic pain for a few months now that has been progressively getting worse. It got to a point where I was waking up in pain, and having to sleep in a certain position.

I have been trying various yoga stretches, but it was not until Saturday at a party that my friend, who is a yoga instructor, showed me a stretch with a yoga brick that I have been having any real relief.

How sweet she was to lay on the floor showing me different moves, and then with the brick and show me what to do. Good friends, so grateful!



find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 80 entries…)
Happy it's Friday!

Invited to a potluck dinner with friends tomorrow evening and tennis on Sunday morning.
Rejoined my bookclub. It is important to me to keep the friendships going.

Happy Friday everyone!



Make daily exercise non-negotiable. (read all 74 entries…)
Mon - Friday

Mon – 3 miles walk
Tues – 5+ miles walk
Weds – nothing
Thurs – 1.5 miles
Friday – 3 miles walk



Cook more healthy meals
Cooked last night

Eggplant with tofu and ground pork. I added some kind of Japanese sauce. Was delicious.

I bought some moon fish for dinner tonight. Need to plan my meals.



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 21 entries…)
Childhood

I grew up in a big family in very meager circumstances, but I had no idea. I was never hungry or particularly fashionable so I never knew. How about you?

My son realized we were not rich when he was about 12 (when he saw my sister’s BMW), but prior to that we had so many wonderful adventures he thought we were wealthy. Did you feel rich/poor/comfortable? What was your reality?



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 21 entries…)
Evacuate

If you were forced to evacuate from your home, what would you take?



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