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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I'm doing 21 things

How I did it
How to grow my hair long
It took me
1 year
It made me
Swish as I walked!

How to replace my car with something more eco friendly
It took me
4 months
It made me

How to start a journal
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

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Recent entries
identify 100 things that make me happy. (read all 3 entries…)

1) seeing a rainbow after a grey, rainy day
2) smiling at strangers and them smiling back
3) hugs
4) yoga, those long stretches that just make your back click into place, releasing stored negative emotions
5) fresh peas from the pod
6) my nephew
7) uplifting music
8) finishing things (it doesn’t happen very often, but what a sense of achievement :-) )
9) walking in nature
10) being near to waterfalls, lakes, sea, rivers….
11) Picking wild fruit
12) Photography
13) Painting
14) Sharing meals
15) Cooking for others (& they live!)
16) Django Reinhardt music
17) Beautiful, autumnal leaves
18) A smile to/from a stranger
19) Dark chocolate
20) Atmospheric coffee shops with a good book
21) A good film in a small, independent cinema
22) Indian food
23) Thai food
24) Munching on a cucumber in summer
25) Friends
26) Any type of massage
27) A hot, relaxing bath
28) Feeling exhilarated after a run
29) The smell of fresh ginger
30) Random acts of kindness
31) Animals, especially dogs
32) Interesting conversations
33) Gheckos
34) Listening to birdsong
35) Infectious giggles
36) Sending/receiving handwritten letters
37) Slowly squashing a fresh raspberry in my mouth and letting the flavour burst out
38) Warm pjs after a bath
39) Wild flowers and grasses
40) The sound of a clarinet
41) Seeing the Dalai Lama
42) Making nettle tea from freshly picked nettles
43) My Flickr website
44) Putting on nice clothes
45) Chai tea or any sort of herbal tea
46) Music festivals (especially world music, folk, etc)
47) Staying in youth hostels
48) Derwentwater, Keswick (Lake District)
49) Independent cinemas/theatres, the type where you can buy a mug of tea!
50) Writing
51) Feeling warm sunlight on my face
52) Being eczema free

To be continued…......

declutter (read all 5 entries…)
A little nibble into a cupboard......

Feeling a little deflated after Christmas, I decided to do “one small thing” to feel that I had accomplished something.

I have a huge cupboard with large boxes in it, full of “stuff”. I thought, I will tackle two boxes and that’s enough!

I pulled out two boxes, then a third and sorted, had memories, sorted again, until I had a bag of rubbish and a bag to take to charity and one neat box left.

I felt good…...:-)

get my finances in order (read all 3 entries…)
Tiny steps

I have just phoned my Savings account people to transfer my savings to a healthier, internet account. I need to send them some ID and then it’s all fixed.

Feeling really happy as I’m starting to take control. I’m not sure what I have been thinking, maybe the fairy money people would sort it out for me?!!!

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