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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Beginnings on PC. See you there.

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Go to San Francisco by June (read all 3 entries…)
This was still very much a plan.

But I watch the time go by and can’t imagine how.

administrative goals: desk, taxes, computer up, get a better mail system, files moved to office, monthly accounting made easier
Desk and File Cabinet set-up tomorrow!

then on to the next step.

open both eyes - see and acknowledge the dark and light (read all 6 entries…)
I keep finding the courage to say no

He keeps coming at me….wanting this without acknowledging the dark and light about it.

I see it. I see him clearly. The dark and the light.

I could live with it. He cannot. He cannot live with his darkness.

It is a problem when folks subordinate…not celebrate their darkness. It just keeps coming bigger and looming larger.

Pull it out…deal with it.

obtain & maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) within the range of 20-25, which experts generally consider to be healthy. (read all 22 entries…)
I have gained a few pounds

but last week i started back on the treadmill and working out in the yard. Lifting heavy things. lol

The yard looks beautiful and my hope is that between the treadmill and the yard work….and getting back into yoga…i can get there.

I’d like to do yoga in my yard once green is in and my privacy is present.

Meet David Letterman (read all 10 entries…)
now that you are leaving...

everyone wants to be with you. just remember…I wanted to meet you first.

Be god on Wednesdays... (read all 3 entries…)
I set an alert for this….but it reminds me on Sunday.

I will never remember to be god on Wednesday with an alert on Sunday. lol

Gratitude & Happiness (read all 23 entries…)
happy easter…with the family

which is hard to imagine.

one year ago my mom told me her cancer had moved to her brain.

that was a trigger. maybe it is why the siblings are all treating each other so well.

this is the first time that I feel like I can be me. I am very happy with me now in the family. not sure what was alive with my mom being alive, but something has shifted and it is some freedom to be me.

not pigeon-holed into where the family thinks I belong. Living where I belong for me. Very happy. Very grateful today that I have siblings. It has been a long time since I felt that way.

make a home (read all 27 entries…)
Hilarious! Still can't get the office and master finished.

The rest of the house look great.

I just pulled out the umbrella for the back porch. Next up – the chaise! I am so psyched. I got the garden leaves 99.9 percent up. That took a month! So many leaves! The living room, dining room and den are so easy to care for…and the 3 bathrooms and guest room. The kitchen I stay on top of for the most part and someday…I will get the master finished with the office too. Tomorrow, I swear, I am going to pull out my files from 2 boxes and get them set up!

As for the house….still love living in it. My goal of living in a resort is coming true. It feels that way.. Very much.

My one word for 2014 - Ease (read all 6 entries…)
learning some key lessons that I missed growing up

it is making life easier – and that will lead to ease. very happy today. very happy.

my garden is beautiful. I never could have imagined it before.

Go to San Francisco by June (read all 3 entries…)
Looking impossible. But I will keep trying

My calendar is filled until mid-July. Maybe late June. We shall see.

host a summer solstice party in 2014 (read all 3 entries…)
This is upcoming in 2.5 months!

SO, I had better get on it. My daughter will be home 2 weeks after this so maybe I wait and make this her coming home party.

Will decide. Maybe a dinner for solstice and a party for her.

That’s the ticket.

make a home (read all 27 entries…)
I have a kick-ass home!

I love love love my new home. More work. More home. Gorgeous home.

I love every view corridor within it. I love ever point of view in it.

I love my new home. I love how comfy it is even as it is spacious.

Cozy, yet grand. Cuddles, yet soars. Oh so full of light everywhere!

Lovely outdoor spaces, too.

It needs some tlc from me, but it is SO HOME~~!

Say "no" every time i feel like it and not feel guilty (read all 5 entries…)
This is hard. If I say no I still feel guilty.

Saying no is still hard.
When I do, guilt is there.

Why is it so hard for me to advocate for what I want?

C’mon! Let’s do this!

use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 4 entries…)
amazingly using all the food in my refrigerator!

OK. I have always had a bad habit of overbuying and then not using all of my food. Today, I had to fill the fridge, and buy some cleaning pads because – ta da! I had eaten all of the food in my fridge and my copper pad was non-existent any more.

I know that for most people this is a no brainer, but for me, I am always not eating the food that I have to eat.

How did I do it? I had to go away for six days so I ate down all of the fresh food that I had and then took the rest of the fresh food with me to keep eating healthy food (put in hotel fridge and brought my nutria-bullet to keep making healthy smoothies in the AM and PM) and then when I came home, I didn’t shop for 5 days. Mind you, I had to really troll for food, but in the end, it was easy to eat out of the entire pantry/refrig leftovers/freezer. I have so much food in there.

I just came back from food shopping and realized I hadn’t shopped in three weeks. Though I still do fresh veggies and fruits each day in large quantity, I was able to make things last and stretch.

When I went shopping, I was so happy!
I knew I needed everything and that made it easy for me to “refill” the fridge. I just know that i can do this again – make this cycle of a 2-3 week stretch work well for me. I bought proteins to either freeze or refrigerate for the same stretch.

Be god on Wednesdays... (read all 3 entries…)
OK…I am going for this one!

I loved it when the brilliant 43t cohort came up with it. I don’t want to be god on any other day than Wednesday, too!

How spectacular. I need this right now. I love you for coming up with this! Thank you. You are brilliant.

Gratitude & Happiness (read all 23 entries…)
grateful and happy...

that today worked out well for llama.


ode to ora lee

all good.

be courageous enough to be vulnerable (read all 9 entries…)
I have put myself out there with my friends

I am willing to be honest now. Say things. Respond. Open up. Not be afraid that someone won’t like what I have to say.

So I just say shit.

My truth. My honest response. Not disrespectfully. Just honestly. It is so wonderfully freeing! I love this.

dream BIG (read all 9 entries…)
My project is a big dream and today

A woman said…if it weren’t for your project and this other one, we would have been no where. I smiled. She said why are you smiling? I said, I started the other project 7 years ago. It is good to hear that my BIG HAIRY BODACIOUS IDEAS that no one believes are feasible when I start – are the very things that matter.

YES! YES YES! I do DREAM BIG and I cannot forget to be daring.

Attend lectures and readings occasionally (read all 4 entries…)
I signed up for a great talk

But, didn’t get there. Other life events closed in.


My one word for 2014 - Ease (read all 6 entries…)
My Friday.

Ease. and Stress and getting things done. This weekend – I promise – ease!

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