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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run a marathon (read all 2 entries…)
This just might happen some day!

I just had my best run ever! I ran all the way from my start point to my end point, without stopping. I went really slow, maybe too slow… I wasn’t breathing too hard, but my right leg didn’t bother me at all.
It’s pretty awesome to see yourself progressing.
I also went to The Running Room and splurged on running shoes and fancy-ass running socks. As much as I hate to spend a lot of money on sneakers, they definitely make a big difference. Much more comfortable, less shin splints, fewer blisters than my cheapo 30-dollar Zellers sneakers.

eat less crap (read all 2 entries…)
I absolutely feel a difference when I eat well

Energy is much higher.

stop buying so many books
When my ex and I were married we had so many books it was ridiculous

We wanted to have an actual library room when we bought a house. I would never get rid of a book, ever, even if I knew I would never read it again.
Now, I want to have a manageable library of books that I LOVE, instead of hanging on to every single book I read.
I’ve bought a lot of local interest books this year, and cookbooks, AND I’ve started getting review copies again, but I’ve gotten most of my bookclub reads from the library.
Definitely worth doing!

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