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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plan my wedding... (read all 2 entries…)
Finally Figured it Out.

We’re having a destination wedding! It’s the one thing that we both agreed on. We looked all over town for ideas, churches, and venues but we couldn’t find anything that the both of us liked. Were both set on a certain location and we’re making plans. We just have to save the money. The date is set for early next year. We have too much going on at the moment. We’re expecting our first child this year. I feel the baby kicking now :o)



get married
Engaged

I’m officially engaged! I have the pretty ring and all. My boyfriend proposed to me a few days before valentines day. Forgot to mention it. So busy with work and school.



Be a stay at home mom
Pregnant

I’m 4 months pregnant with my first child. I work full time, and I also go to college full time. I graduate this summer, and I don’t plan on going back to school anytime soon after that. I really want to be SAHM once I have this baby. I know we can do it, I’m just having a hard time convincing my fiance. He’s so used to us living on 2 incomes that he feels like we can’t do it on one. It’s pretty frustrating. I’m already emotional. I cried this morning just thinking about it. I don’t have a problem with daycare, but I want to be the one to care for my baby. And daycare is too expensive. He wants mil to care for the baby while were working. She’s a good grandma, but I want to be the one to care for my child. We already live a busy life, and neither one of us get to spend much time at home. Neither one of us have time to take care of home on a regular basis. Just a little cooking and cleaning here there whenever one of us gets a chance. We both work demanding jobs. I don’t want it to be like this once the baby comes. I don’t know what to do. I ask him if we can work towards it by paying off some debt. He says yes, but I still don’t think he gets where I’m coming from. I don’t know if he can see it any other way than it is. We can make it on his income. We may have to sacrifice a few things like eating out all the time, but that’s okay with me. We did a budget the other day, and we spend way too much on take out food, and eating at restaurants. I can’t stop thinking about it. In a way, he agrees with me but I think he’s only saying it without meaning it.



be less stressed
Talk it out

Usually, im a private person. I won’t open up and tell people too much about what’s going on in my life. If i’m stressed out or feeling bad about something I like to write about it, or talk to my boyfriend or best friend. I have a very small circle of friends. I am really cautious about who I let into my life and what I tell people about my life. I think that’s going to change soon. Right now, I’m in a few classes with nothing but women, and due to the nature of our courses we talk about everything from a to z. These women really open up and get personal, I find it amazing and it is such a relief to know that my feelings are normal. I hear my thoughts being echoed by other women and it trips me out. Makes me laugh sometimes since I always think im the only one going through something. I never really realized how much I could learn from other people, just by opening up more and being more social and friendly. I am such an introvert, I never really took that much notice or interest in other people. I will with some people, but not too many at once. That’s one thing about my classes that I DO like…class discussions. I do feel some pressure with the coursework, but at the same time some of my classes can be such a relief. I guess I may be developing the social skills that I never really wanted. I’ll always be a little bit introverted, but it helps so much to just TALK about things instead of keeping it all inside. It helps to be heard, and to hear from a variety of people from all walks of life.



finish my degree (read all 6 entries…)
New Quarter, and things are looking better

Okay, last quarter I passed 2 of my classes and failed one. A new quarter began a few weeks ago. I’m taking 3 classes again. I have a good feeling that i’m going to pass all 3 this time! The class I had to retake was an algebra class. I have a better teacher now. I took my first algebra test last night and I made an A on it! I’m so happy!



keep in better touch with friends
Untitled

I am soo glad to be back in touch with an old friend of mine. We met in middle school and she was my bestfriend for the longest! In a way, we grew apart because we had so many different things going on in our lives. Some how we lost touch along the way, but thank GOD we ran into each other last week. I missed her so much. It was cool talking to her again.

It was my other friend’s birthday last week, and we’re trying to make plans to do something together since my b-day was last month. The both of us are so busy though, and we don’t even like to go clubbing anymore. We used to do that alot. I guess we’re getting old :o) We’ll probably meet up to do lunch.

I made a new friend a few months back, and I feel so bad for not keeping in touch. Now, I have to contact her in some way, or we can have another get together with our men because I think she’s leaving soon, getting deployed or something.



finish my degree (read all 6 entries…)
Untitled

Today is my last day of class for this quarter. I feel so relieved. School can be so stressful ,but at the same time I had so much fun meeting new people. Class discussions are the best. I did so much laughing in my first two classes, and the other students were super friendly.



keep my house clean (read all 2 entries…)
Clean floors.

I did some serious dusting and mopping the other day. The floors were so clean, and it made the house feel brand new.



be a better homemaker
Clean floors.

I did some serious dusting and mopping the other day. The floors were so clean, and it made the house feel brand new.



be more frugal
Breaking a Habit

I’m cooking tonight, and I plan on bringing the left overs to work. I won’t be buying my breakfast or lunch at the job anymore. It’ll save lots of money. After tracking my expenses, I can see that this is where a lot of my money goes.



cook and bake more often (read all 4 entries…)
Untitled

Tonight, I’m making steamed veggies, yellow rice, lima beans, and BBQ chicken breast. I’m starting to see that cooking is the one thing that doesn’t feel like a chore to me. I wont have a problem at all with doing this more often.



cook and bake more often (read all 4 entries…)
Chip Dip

I made a chip dip with rotel and cheese last night.



keep my house clean (read all 2 entries…)
Untitled

It’s been really hard for me to do this since I have such a busy schedule. I just always felt so tired once I got home, and I didn’t want to do anything. Yesterday I did some thinking, and I came to the conclusion that I have to change my attitude about it. I just have to up my game and get on it, whether I feel like it or not. I want to create clean and healthy environment for my family. My so does a lot around here, and I really want to start helping him more.



cook and bake more often (read all 4 entries…)
Cooking is fun.

A little over a week ago I made stuffed bell peppers.
For thanksgiving, I made seafood stuffing, collard greens, and turkey wings. My so made the rest of our thanksgiving dinner.



finish my degree (read all 6 entries…)
Untitled

We got a new computer today. This should really help me out. I wont have to run back and forth to the library so much.



be a domestic goddess
Untitled

Since I’m so busy, my man does most of the housework. He’s really good at it too. I miss being home though. I need to hurry up and finish school so that I can do more around the house. It’s something I really want to do. I used to have the house cleaned and dinner ready before he came home from work. Now, he comes home to me sleeping on the couch. I’m so tired, and I feel guilty for not being on top of things at home.



cook and bake more often (read all 4 entries…)
New Cook Book

I bought a new cookbook today. It was only 5 dollars :o)



finish my degree (read all 6 entries…)
Untitled

I have a meeting with my advisor today. I cant wait to see what she has to say. I feel so nervous.



finish my degree (read all 6 entries…)
Untitled

It’s midterm and I’m doing great in my first two classes. I can’t say the same for the last one. I’m hoping and praying that I can bring the grade up. I just have to work harder.



plan my wedding... (read all 2 entries…)
Untitled

Planning a wedding seems to be a lot harder than I thought. It really stressed me out at first, but now im getting to the point where I really just want to have fun with it. I’m getting really excited just thinking about it. I have a few magazines, and a book from the library that im looking at to get ideas.



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