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 33 things
 

Godsworkinprogress's Life List

  1. 1. solicit 25 blog comments
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 2. be a better wife
    26 entries . 14 cheers
    1,060 people
  3. 3. work because I like to, not because I have to
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    3,457 people
  4. 4. be a size 12
    7 entries . 15 cheers
    68 people
  5. 5. Be the best mom I can be
    20 entries . 15 cheers
    219 people
  6. 6. Write more often and write my own book
    3 entries . 15 cheers
    55 people
  7. 7. Motivate Others to Give Back
    11 entries . 9 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. declutter my life
    15 entries . 17 cheers
    582 people
  9. 9. Make love to my husband more often
    10 entries . 30 cheers
    23 people
  10. 10. be a better sister
    7 entries . 5 cheers
    653 people
  11. 11. spend less money
    5 entries . 4 cheers
    975 people
  12. 12. Question prevailing economic "solutions" designed to help the working and middle classes.
    2 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. remember to take my iron pill
    5 entries . 7 cheers
    3 people
  14. 14. lead by Christian example
    13 entries . 26 cheers
    4 people
  15. 15. Meet Barack Obama
    6 entries . 7 cheers
    119 people
  16. 16. Write Without Reservation about ANYTHING
    17 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. pray more
    3 entries . 14 cheers
    3,200 people
  18. 18. Be absurdly classy.
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    137 people
  19. 19. sell our house
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    56 people
  20. 20. Go to Disneyland
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    538 people
  21. 21. Be the spouse I want to be
    14 entries . 11 cheers
    3 people
  22. 22. write in my journal more often
    5 entries . 7 cheers
    539 people
  23. 23. Make the tough decisions... before it's too late
    6 entries . 13 cheers
    4 people
  24. 24. be a better person today than I was yesterday
    5 entries . 12 cheers
    34 people
  25. 25. go to greece
    2 cheers
    1,135 people
  26. 26. get a henna tattoo
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    105 people
  27. 27. spend more time with my grandmother
    13 entries . 11 cheers
    58 people
  28. 28. Learn how to remove inappropriate pics from Zeitgeist
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. commit acts of kindness
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    72 people
  30. 30. Read the Bible
    10 entries . 11 cheers
    3,780 people
  31. 31. Go to Paris
    12 cheers
    2,229 people
  32. 32. have people over for dinner more often
    5 entries . 10 cheers
    35 people
  33. 33. learn to swim
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    3,448 people
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lead by Christian example (read all 13 entries…)
It's all about Joy

In my blog today I talked about showing and demonstrating joy – in all circumstances. I’m a firm believer that joy comes from within, and what you believe should be seen and not just heard. I’m working on not sweating the small stuff and really focusing on being the best person that I can be. Setting a standard to guide what you want to be and become is one thing, but enjoying life and living what you believe is quite another.



spend more time with my grandmother (read all 13 entries…)
Let's Party!

We hosted a surprise birthday party for my grandmother this year – under the reality, do it while you can. We had just suffered a great loss in our family and I didn’t want to say, would have, could have, should have. We catered lunch for the Senior Center she attends, set up photos and pictures, sang happy birthday, and served dinner for 50. Surprise…for someone who doesn’t like surprises, she surely appreciated love in action. As for the family – I gave up on everyone doing it the same way, everyone contributing, everyone being supportive. We just did it. Happy Birthday Bigmama!



have people over for dinner more often (read all 5 entries…)
We're working on it

I sent out a note that invited family and friends over for a celebration on January 25th of next year. My motivation was to set a date, send it out, and decrease the opportunity to come up with excuses. In one month, we’ll be working on it even more. Our intent for 2008 – love as an action verb.



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