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.
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  2. 2. paint more
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  3. 3. learn yoga
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  4. 4. make jewelry
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  5. 5. hold an art exhibition
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  6. 6. lose six kilos
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  7. 7. learn to play harmonica
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  8. 8. live sustainably
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  9. 9. learn bachata
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  10. 10. find a new job
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  11. 11. Master long distance ice skating
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  12. 12. be outside more
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paint more (read all 2 entries…)
Birthday surprise

Necessity is the mother of invention..

Over the summer I had a couple of friends that made it to big round birthdays. And that calls for something special right? And buying ‘stuff’ seems so blasé..

So… it was out with the watercolours to brush up a little inspiration. And then out to buy frames… everything looks better when you frame it.

Two happy friends, one happy artist. :-)

lose six kilos (read all 2 entries…)
Less is more

In the spring I read ‘Matrevolutionen’ – basically a book (in Swedish) advocating a change to a low carbohydrate diet. Carbs raise blood sugar and insulin levels. Insulin encourages the body to store fat…. So cutting carbs means the body has an easier time of letting go those extra kilos.

Atkins diet and Gi work on the same basic principle. So before the summer I switched to avoid/cut down on bread, rice, sugar and potatoes. Not a diet but just a change of habit. Now I’ve pulled in a notch on my belt and am buying jeans in a size I’ve not seen for a decade. I’ve still no idea what weight I am though ;-)

learn to play harmonica
Slow progress

..but progress is progress, right?

Over Christmas I bought a couple of books to give me more inspiration – though they’ve hardly been open since – But I am finding time for practice now and then. I get the principles, it’s just getting my repertoire sorted. I don’t read music – not fluently at least, so I’m mostly playing by ear.

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