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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.

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Finding Me in ease in 2014



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

the event went well

completely relaxed this weekend

enjoying solitude for a bit

watching the colorful birds outside the window

cozied under a soft blanket

with the fire warming the room…just enough…just perfect.



Say "no" every time i feel like it and not feel guilty (read all 5 entries…)
last night I didn't say no

most of this week I did not say no.

this week….i will say no.

lol

focus!



live life with the man of your dreams (read all 14 entries…)
it is more than a year later

odd year.

he is here more than ever.

but he is not going to be the man of my dreams.

coaching him.

not what i want to be doing.

i had wanted to be living life with him. maybe a different him.



make a home (read all 27 entries…)
A month of living in it…three months, almost

It feels so wonderful.

I still haven’t really “decorated” though I plan on it.

I have been waiting for the weather to break. Kind of just contemplating and sitting in peace through February and March.

Slowly doing a little bit at a time, but certainly not getting a whole lot done.

as an intention. lol

the place just feels so special without needing to do much.

inspirational. everyone who comes does not want to leave. very comfy.

very comfy. i love it. it is more home than anywhere I have ever lived.



Be a consumate professional with the people I hire to work for me. (read all 6 entries…)
new hire has helped

he is a great professional

he helps me by example

my assistant, too

very good professionals

learning



Meet David Letterman (read all 10 entries…)
OMG Dave

I watched Jimmy Fallon one day when your show was delayed. He’s good.

I still love you best. I always will.

:)



go on a silent retreat (read all 7 entries…)
I only have a couple of weeks to finish

I have definitely spent my time in contemplation

It has helped.

I feel relaxed.

Wish it all could have been quieter.

Next weekend. I’ll take it.



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

the theme of the week

i can do this



have a 6 month emergency fund (read all 8 entries…)
I have a plan for this

It is when the brother settles with me…

this year…in a few months.

that will become the emergency fund!



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

every time I walk into my living room
or come down my stairs.

or look out into my garden

or see the birds fight for seeds

or chase the deer from eating the bird seed

or put my feet up

or have someone to hold

or have love in my life

or give love – and feel it

that i have opened my heart to feel each day

that i have managed to live through very tough times

that i have survived…no, thrived

that i have peace in my life

that i have the most spectacular home i could have imagined

on a human scale and i have reached a place

of everything i have being enough -

way beyond the imagination of enough

and life it very, very good.

thank you. thank you. universe. thank you.



Get my credit score to 800 by next June (read all 11 entries…)
I have a feeling it is all good

the offers are really good.

that tells me it is rising.

must check.



get out of debt (read all 4 entries…)
I think I put this back on because I am back in debt

Probably not too much

but enough

gotta get on it.

taxes. taxes. taxes.

yuc



tell my daughter - everyday - how much she means to me (read all 29 entries…)
now that she is overseas

i actually do hear from her everyday

i can tell her how much i miss her

love her

it is good.



Celebrate my successes in positive ways (read all 16 entries…)
I mentioned this to my group

I told them that we have been given so many accolades for our work together and we really should take a moment and allow these to be celebrated.

We discussed why we don’t. Why we don’t feel that we can.

I hope that we will soon.



Sing (read all 8 entries…)
I swear this is coming

I am going to sing at the top of my lungs.

Oh, I did with Paul and Ringo.

I am singing.

lol



Build a robot that will make lives easier (read all 6 entries…)
Have had a couple of meetings on this

Not sure if he has the right approach.

by that, I mean the approach I want to take.

Not sure that I want in.

And then there is the unhealthy parts of him.

I still want to build the robot.

Maybe I will.



stand up for myself (read all 5 entries…)
I am hanging in there

ready for another showdown with a group that always get the best of me

NOT THIS TIME GUYS! NOT THIS TIME.



find and nurture 3 new friendships (read all 2 entries…)
I am going to need this

with all the saying no going on.

lol

better friends who understand a healthy boundary, please.



Say "no" every time i feel like it and not feel guilty (read all 5 entries…)
I however did say no to someone who I thought was a good friend

and they walked all over me on it.

i just wrote them a note and said, whatever you thought we were to each other, it wasn’t friends.

Friends don’t do that to each other.

And that was the best thing I have ever done for me in a long time.

Normally, I don’t have the ability to say how I feel. It felt good.



Say "no" every time i feel like it and not feel guilty (read all 5 entries…)
I did this today and I do not feel guilty!

I am so happy. Someone who is a friend, uses me as a driver on “drink too much nights” and today, when I realized that was the request…

I said no.

No guilt. Doing what I wanted to do.

Not going to do it anymore.

And, there are more no’s where that came from!



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