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.
How I did it:
After typing my entry for this goal, the sidebar serendipitously displayed this quote:“Life is a series of moments; to live each one is to succeed.”- Corita KentThis illustrates perfectly how to celebrate 43 years —and more— of life :)
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How I did it:
Every morning, I fill up two 1-liter bottles with fresh water. This way, I already have my minimum "dose" ready to be drunk. I keep the bottles next to my working space to remind myself of drinking. If I finish them up and I am still thirsty, I can always grab an extra glass of water as a bonus.
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SPAIN WON THE WORLD CUP!!!! WE’RE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! ♪ Oéeeee, oé, oé, oéeeee!!! Oooéee, ooooéee!!! ♫ I’m beyond myself, beyond ecstasy. A very joyful day indeed. I don’t know what got into me over this past month, but football (soccer) definitely gets in your bloodstream!! It’ll take a while for this feeling to wane…
The new moon happened in the middle of the game, while a sun eclipse was happening on the other side of the world. How cool would it have been had it happened in South Africa instead of the South Pacific?
After the game —and still in full euphoria—, I called a few family members, but the funniest was my brother in Toronto. He evidently saw the caller ID, and before I said anything, he screamed “Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!” to which I simultaneously replied “Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!” LOL
Going for a midday walk during a break from the constant rain. My neighbors’ dogs joined us as usual, and they jumped over me to greet me in their excitement. Of course, my raincoat got all muddy with their paws. In the flower fields, I spotted a bird I hadn’t seen before. I love its bright-red patches.
I’m doing a photo gig for my dad. I’m photographing some furniture and will include them in a catalog. This sort of photography is not my preferred kind, but it will bring me some extra money for my upcoming trip.
Watching Le Tour de France and drooling over its beautiful country. I am already getting excited to go there :)