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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  1. 1. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
    761 entries . 99 cheers
    884 people
  2. 2. July Bootcamp 2014: Live, Laugh, Love… and Go Out With a Bang!
    5 entries . 13 cheers
    36 people
  3. 3. SAVE
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    90 people
  4. 4. Send Kimber~ and her family strength and prayers in the wake of her brother's illness
    12 cheers
    10 people
  5. 5. Stay in touch with 43 thing friends :-)
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    40 people
  6. 6. Create my Book of Inspiration
    1 entry . 49 cheers
    3 people
  7. 7. MAKE 100 KIVA LOANS
    10 entries . 19 cheers
    3 people
  8. 8. get out of debt
    15 entries . 121 cheers
    12,256 people
  9. 9. get rid of one thing every day
    8 entries . 41 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. complete the 5000 question survey
    6 entries . 31 cheers
    24 people
  11. 11. identify 100 quotes that inspire me
    8 entries . 37 cheers
    4 people
  12. 12. give 25,000 cheers!!!
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    2 people
  13. 13. Watch My SATC Box Set
    3 entries . 37 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Keep my iTunes library organised
    4 entries . 80 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Perform 10 random acts of kindness
    6 entries . 161 cheers
    4 people
  16. 16. List 100 things I remember about my dad
    28 entries . 135 cheers
    15 people
  17. 17. 43 Movies Worth Watching Again and Again
    5 entries . 62 cheers
    0 people
  18. 18. Identify those songs I recognize in TV commercials
    14 entries . 41 cheers
    0 people
  19. 19. Optionally_Mine _ Random Me
    7 entries . 35 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Use writing as a creative outlet and therapy
    3 entries . 128 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. paint my kitchen
    1 entry . 148 cheers
    105 people
  22. 22. Clean my silver
    68 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Organise my new box of old photos
    89 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. lay in the grass and stare at the clouds
    169 cheers
    309 people
  25. 25. Give myself 30 seconds to vent and then be done with it.
    4 entries . 104 cheers
    2 people
  26. 26. try a new recipe once a month
    1 entry . 123 cheers
    153 people
  27. 27. Send a message in a bottle
    116 cheers
    4,130 people
  28. 28. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    96 cheers
    2,968 people
  29. 29. Secret Santa 2014
    7 cheers
    3 people

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How to save £100 in pound coins
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How to give 10,000 cheers
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July Bootcamp 2014: Live, Laugh, Love… and Go Out With a Bang! (read all 5 entries…)
Embracing The Sunday Love ..

Yesterday after writing my thoughts I started on my quest of making sense from the chaos in the kitchen on a musical background of sunshine hits with an organised flow ..

What I didn’t do .. The Bathroom.

What I did do .. Apart from the kitchen which I successfully got back into some kind of order ..

Sorted my daughter’s laundry spilling from the washing machine and hanging out in the hallway.

Removed the clutter from the living room table and polished all around.

Took a walk out local taking all trash on my way.

Bonus .. A last minute whim changing my bedding before settling down painting my nails watching some random crime programme while the half moon hid behind a veil of mystical illusion.

A new day has dawned and my son has just phoned to say he will be popping over shortly .. there are still things I would like to get done not least the elusive bathroom.

Clean down the windowsill, radiator and plug sockets and light switches in the living room and hallway.

More cleaning in the kitchen and more laundry to wash through.

Have a little pamper time getting ready for the week ahead.

Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 761 entries…)
19th July 2014

Today I was really very grateful for ..

1~ Good morning its the weekend.
2~ Coffee loving peace with the breeze fluttering by.
3~ 43Things .. A place to gather my thoughts.
4~ Breakfast nourishment.
5~ Music motivation.
6~ Making sense of the chaos.
7~ A walk out local.

8~ Neighbourly assertiveness .. they keep using my friggen bin and have practically filled it with still another five days to go so I politely knocked.

9~ Tomato and basil sauce with added mushrooms poured over pasta and enjoyed with a little light hearted TV entertainment.

10~ The dishes done and a freshly made bed to sink into.

July Bootcamp 2014: Live, Laugh, Love… and Go Out With a Bang! (read all 5 entries…)
Dance The House Dizzy ..

Feeling a little fragile from the night before I am aware I haven’t got my weekend plans into any kind of perspective other than a jumble of must do thoughts dancing around on an after shot of mojita fuzziness heading into a Saturday afternoon ..

Must do thoughts .. my daughter is home with a bang .. evidence of over spilling laundry and creative cake pops making top the already household disarray with an added four legged bundle of furry delights so ..

First Thoughts .. Music .. Organise the kitchen .. Sort the laundry.

Follow up Thoughts .. Kitchen clean where needed .. Bathroom clean .. Tidy the living room table.

After Thoughts .. Decide what I want for dinner which will probably require a walk out local for a few essentials.

Later .. Reflections and nail refresh.

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