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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Miabeth




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Bike five miles by November
Biking

I admit it. I don’t like to bike. Just not my thing. :)



loose 30 lbs
Progress ... Slowly

I’ve lost eight lbs. since April. I’ve been exercising (for the last 1 1/2 months, I’ve been working out five days a week, two days of that with a personal trainer. I’ve also made slow changes to my eating: no soda, salads frequently through the week during lunch, smaller portions. I have 13 more lbs to go and I will no longer be overweight. It may take a year and 1/2, but I think it’s possible now.



Get a new job
Done!

I started a new job about a month ago and I am really enjoying what I am doing now. I’m back to writing, editing and also some public relations. It’s nice to be back in an environment I am comfortable with and working with people who want to improve the lives of others.



Visit the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

This is going to 43 Places.



Take a trip to the Amazon and Inca Trail!
Inca

I still like the thought of visiting the Inca Trail but this is going to 43 Places.



Visit Mt. St. Helens
Mt. St. Helens

I’m surprised I wrote this but this should go on 43 Places.



visit Montana
Montana

I’m not certain why I’m obsessed with Montana. It may be the sheer ideal that there is somewhere that is not swamped with people and cities. It may be the never-ending sky, it may be the film festival. In anycase, this is for 43 Places.



Visit New Mexico... again!
New Mexico

Taos, art, peacefulness, mountains. Land that I love. We may move here in 2008 but in any case, this is something to go on 43 Places.



move to Oregon
Oregon

Maybe someday but this can go to 43 Places.



Visit Germany
Germany

Oktoberfest, liederhausen, German songs, aaaah! Dare to dream. This is going to be moved to 43 places.



visit paris
Paris

Sean and I are going to try to go to Paris by the fall of next year. I am moving this to 43 Places.



Own a Macintosh
MacBook Pro

Since I was in 7th grade I wanted a Macintosh. I’ve used one before but it was not like owning your own Mac that you’ve worked hard to purchase.
This Mac is going to help me do so many things: possibly start a freelance business, write a book and more. It already helps me with my job (I do not have a computer at my office. What century is this company in?), helps me communicate with family and helps me look for a different job.
It’s well worth the money invested. Thank you Steve Jobs!



garden
Gardening

I thought when I moved in my house that I wanted to garden more, but I have a lot of doable goals that I want to finish in the next few months. As I look into my backyard that is a jungle, I do not have the slightest desire to finish it.
Go figure.
:)



Take a cooking class
Cooking Class

My husband and I recently took Nude, a raw food class where everything we made was vegetarian and raw. It was a fun experience and we’ve signed up for more.



Visit Jerusalem
Moving to 43 Places

I’d still like to go here but I’m moving this goal to 43 places.



change jobs
The Switch

I switched jobs the beginning of January and so far it’s going ok. It’s very different than what I expected but I’m trying to look on the positive side.



swim laps
Swimming

I’ve started taking a swimming class and I’m doing a lot better. I swam from the five ft mark in the pool to the other end. Took a few breaths. Then swam back to the other end. It was very tiring but I think I’ll be able to do laps. Maybe not a mile because it seems, depending on your pool size, this could be more than 35 laps. Maybe not this week, anyway.



Live without television for a week
Escape

Last week my husband and I took a mini break from television. I was surprised at how addicted I am to it. I exercised five days last week, for a rather intense duration for me. I’m still processing how much more I’m going to cut out. In any case, I should move this to the 43 things I’ve done list.



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