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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Find that special someone (read all 8 entries…)
Pretty sure I found him....

hoping I haven’t lost him….

post random thoughts (read all 119 entries…)
You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...

Yes, I’ve neglected 43T. After several years of constant contact, the last 2 years I’ve been absent. A cheer here and there. A random thought. Distracted by that “other” site, by life…but does that mean 43T has to go away?? How do we stop this from happening? I promise I’ll be good….

Wish Josh an Über HaPpPy Birthday filled with Love, Peace, Happiness, Good Health, Hikes, Travels, Mindful Moments & an Abundant Garden for 2013!!! ☆❤☯♣
Oh me...oh my

Hoping it was Uber Happy!!

post random thoughts (read all 119 entries…)
I've got an etiquette question...

I received a wedding invitation from the son of one of my oldest and dearest friends. I’m his “Aunt Fran” and can’t wait to see him get married. I’m booking a hotel room to stay the day of, and day after, the wedding.

But I have a dilemma. The invitation is only addressed to me.

I’ve been dating a guy for 1 1/2 years. I already told my boyfriend not to book anything for us the weekend of the wedding, after I got the “hold the date” card. My boyfriend also knows the parents of the groom (we all grew up together). But I don’t think the groom knows I’m in a serious relationship.

Do I:
a)contact the groom and ask if I may bring my boyfriend?
b)contact my friend (mother of the groom) and ask her if she’ll ask the groom?
c)ask my boyfriend to come for the weekend since I’ll have the hotel room, but let him occupy himself alone while I’m at the wedding?
d)do nothing and tell my boyfriend it’s not “Fran and guest”?

Help please…

Find that special someone (read all 8 entries…)
A year later....

...and still together. Who’d have thunk it??

FlyLady: Complete Beginners' BabySteps (read all 14 entries…)
Keeping up...sorta...

That cleaning service 2 years ago – holy cow – didn’t last. I wasn’t happy with their work. I figured I’d take care of it myself. Nope. Silly me.

But thankfully, in February my parents, who live 1 floor above me, got a housekeeper and she brings 2 extra people to do my place at the same time. How great is that? And even better is that between visits – once a month – I’m actually keeping my place clean. The clothes get put away quicker. The mail is sorted and dumped regularly. Knowing they’ll be coming to actually CLEAN is such a stress reliever!

So, I still rely on what I learned from FlyLady – but I’d rather pay someone to do it all. :-)

Lift up Dreamer~ in our collective arms (read all 2 entries…)
An inspiration....

Here….and that other place.

Give Brightthunder lots of love and support during her cancer treatments (read all 5 entries…)
Missing someone...

It’s been more than 3 years since her last post on her wall. I will always keep her on my list and will always keep her in my thoughts.
Miss you, Brightthunder.

find my inner child (read all 21 entries…)
She's been busy...part 2!

A year of…..Segways, Museums, Zoos, restaurants, concerts and Aruba! She has been FOUND…and as long as I remember to keep her active, I don’t think she’ll go into hiding again.


Make the 14th of every month the day I backup my computer (read all 13 entries…)

Finally, finally, finally….I bought Carbonite which does a DAILY backup of everything.

PS…I can’t take credit for deciding to do it…I got tired of my boyfriend asking me WHEN I’d do it. LOL

be proud of myself (read all 38 entries…)
Today I am

I have been I learning every day how to be a grown up. How to be a friend. How to be on a relationship. It’s been a year of ups and downs , physically, emotionally …but not spiritually. I am connecting with who I am finally supposed to be. And it’s good.

post random thoughts (read all 119 entries…)
So much to say....

It’s been an interesting year.
The relationship is still going on…and no one is more surprised than me that he and I are still together. Go figure. Work is work – busy but frustrating, so no change there. 5 years already – wow.
Family life has had it’s struggles – my mom’s had 2 health scares and although it’s stable right now, who knows how long…
Adventures have been plentiful – Cape Cod, seqway riding in the Catskills, concerts, movies…

Looking at where I’ve been, wondering what’s next…quite a ride.

Finish my Den (5/09) (read all 20 entries…)
Chair in place

6 months ago…Next? Hang pictures. See you next year! LOL

Spread PEACE, LOVE and CHEER to my 43Things friends around the world with the 2012 Holiday Card Exchange
I'm IN!!

List is printed…now, to get started!

Lift up Dreamer~ in our collective arms (read all 2 entries…)
No words

Just {hugs}

touch my toes (read all 2 entries…)
Just checked...

Still can’t do this….unless I lift my foot up to reach my hand. LOL.

Find that special someone (read all 8 entries…)

Well, there finally IS someone. Is he “that someone special”? I’m not so sure. Probably not…maybe…I have no idea. LOL. It has not been anything like I expected it to be – oh, those pesky expectations.

It’s actually someone I’ve known since I was 8 years old. We were in 2nd and 3rd grade together, grew up with the same friends and graduated high school together. Then lost touch for 30+ years – until FaceBook (gotta give FB credit). And FB friends for more than a year before going out face-to-face the day after New Years.

It’s been up…then down…and up again. I am learning about acceptance, values, old connections, romance, confusion, serenity, friendship, pain, fun, honesty, happiness…life. And about me.

Like I said way back in my first post “If you build it, he will come”. I guess construction is almost done :-)

identify 100 things that make me happy. (read all 60 entries…)
80. A great song

Driving around doing errands this morning…a beautiful sunny Saturday morning…song after song that came on the radio was perfect….Wilson Picket-Land of 1000 Dances….The Association-Windy…Neil Diamond-Holly Holy. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Finish my Den (5/09) (read all 20 entries…)

patiently waiting for the chair to fill this space.

Review my investments and finances on the 28th of every month (read all 38 entries…)

March was a good financial month – annual bonus and tax refunds hit before the end of the month. Next step? Do something with it. I met with my financial guy yesterday and already gave him my 2012 IRA money (he was shocked – I usually give it to him in December). And I put some money aside to do some condo updates – a new fridge? redo closets? I’ll figure it out after I get the den finished. But so far, 2012 is looking OK.

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