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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Finish my website (read all 4 entries…)
Even better

Instead of doing it all myself I joined a wonderful online selling place called Etsy. You are only allowed to sell handmade items. I love it. I’ve had it up and running since the middle of November and I’ve made two sales (but actually four, two happened off line!). So come by and check it out!

Quit Smoking (read all 2 entries…)
Back on the list

I’m almost there. I’ve been trying since November 18th. So in almost a month I’ve smoked less than two packs. My goal is by year end! Keep your fingers crossed!

set up FLYlady routines (read all 3 entries…)
Not for me

Too many daily emails. I didn’t have time to read all the emails for find out what I was suppose to be doing! : )

Maybe later…

set up FLYlady routines (read all 3 entries…)
Found the website

So I’m off to read!

not let other people direct my thoughts or feelings
True to me

I’m different in the way I think about things and what I’m okay with in life. I have, as of late, let other people’s ideas affect me. I’ve let their comments and opinions change my feelings and allow doubt and confusion to enter. I’m not a stupid person and while what I feel and what I do may not be what everyone else does, I don’t think it’s good for me to let others affect me like this. So I will work towards sticking to how I feel and what I think while allowing others to be vocal but not be as affective.

(Gee, alot of babble there. I hope I got my point out in there somewhere!)

Make more caps for Save the Children
Caps for the Capital

Crochet or knit baby hats for poor countries. You can

Go here to get your kit to help!

I’ve made 10 so far. The deadline is January 2nd!

set up FLYlady routines (read all 3 entries…)
This sounds interesting

Now to just find out more about it… : )

lose weight (read all 7 entries…)
Calling this one done

I’ve lost 18 pounds and stayed at it for 2 weeks now. I think that being back in the range I wanted to be is good enough. Still wouldn’t mind losing another 10, but I’m happy where I’m at!

write in my journal everyday (read all 2 entries…)
Oh not so good...

I did really good on this one for a while and then things got top hectic. So most of the month of September I failed on this one. I think I’ll try once a week until things calm down some and then try to get back up to everyday.

love myself for who i am (read all 2 entries…)
Easier than I thought...

This goal isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I’ve found that lately I really like who I am. I am a kind person who tries very hard to do what is right. I see this in myself. I like the person who I have become both inside and out. I have come to terms with my past and I know that I am enough for me. That while I would like to share my life with a partner, I know that I do not have to have someone there. That I’ve proven to myself. I make a good living with a job I love. I have a nice place to live. Things are good. I would have to say that this goal is almost complete.

stop always expecting the worst from others (read all 2 entries…)
Having a hard time

This is a really hard one for me. I’m not sure if I expect too much out of people or from people but I keep finding myself disappointed.

lose weight (read all 7 entries…)
Getting so close!

I’m down 17 now. This morning I was at 135. I’m okay with that though I would like to get down about 10 more. That’s where I should be. Another 10 and I’ll have a flat stomach again and much less of a butt. The only downside is the boobs go too…

get completely unpacked so I can have a party (read all 2 entries…)
Almost there

The bedroom is 97% done. All I really have left is the garage!

Finish my website (read all 4 entries…)
Decided not to

Instead I found a great web site that I can sell my things on for next to nothing. Even better!

lose weight (read all 7 entries…)
Doing good so far

11 Down!

get completely unpacked so I can have a party (read all 2 entries…)
Almost there!

I’m down to my bed room and the garage! Yeah! Almost done!!!

be more confident
I need nothing

I don’t need anyone to help me feel confident about myself. I just need to believe in myself. I am a good mother, a good programmer, when in the mood not half bad at writing and taking pictures. I do a lot of charity work. I help everyone that I can when I can. I find the confidence in myself, not through others.

stop always expecting the worst from others (read all 2 entries…)
If they're bad, they're bad

I seem to attract bad people
They like me
I take them in
Thinking they can’t really be bad
Or at least not that bad
I seem to be wrong about this lately
For a while now really
So I’ve just come to expect it
Seems not too many are worth the trust

write in my journal everyday (read all 2 entries…)
Easy one

Once if not twice a day. It’s a wonderful way to get stuff out of my head!

start working out

I did a half hour last night, gonna do some more tonight!

Gotta make the jiggle go away!

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