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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own my own home
House Hunting

Oh a hunting I will go…
It’s the perfect time to buy a house – the market is at an all time LOW and people are selling houses at rock bottom prices. However, for me, it’s two things that hold me back:
2. Comitment
I have a hard time deciding what color duvet cover should go on my bed or what shoes to even wear to work in the morning – let alone buying a house!
I took time to look on – and found a few places that were nice – decent price – and had a back yard.
Back yard is important because I want to get a dog – seems like a silly thing to think about when you are buying a house…right? But some people are thinking about what school district to put their kids in…and with no kids in my near future…I can buy my house based on the back yard, the bathtub and the closet.
Nothing in the near future – but hey…this list is for a lifetime…right??

rearrange my bedroom (read all 3 entries…)
Still not in place

can you believe it’s been months since I mad the first move of the furiture in my room and my dresser still has been parked in the dead center of the room.
the “sub-goal” for this project is to buy a laptop computer to rid my huge PC that is keeping my desk in the spot where my dresser belongs.
time to finance the computer – the desk should be history in the next few months – I just have to get my ducks ($$) in a row!

rearrange my bedroom (read all 3 entries…)
Too much furniture

I realized all too soon that I should have measured furniture before moving it! I have one too many pieces of furniture and I am in a bind. It was as though a puzzle has been disassembled – but want my room to look nice – and not like a sardine can – stuffed with furniture bordering my entire room. We shall see how this works out – I may have to take a car load of stuff to goodwill. The worst is over of the mess – now it’s time to find all my belongings a home.

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