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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go back to school (read all 6 entries…)

I sent my application in as a military dependent (husband-army). That is no problem, but it becomes a problem when your husband is stationed in Iraq and I can’t get the commander’s signature on the military forms the school needs. So now, I have a hold on my application and can’t register. I’ve asked what I can do to remove the hold, and now I need to send 4 forms of id showing I’ve lived in the state for at least 1 year. I faxed what they asked for on Friday, now their asking for current ids. I’m just frustrated because I would like to register already.

remember to breathe
slow down.

Sometimes I forget to just pause and feel what I’m feeling. I have the tendency to be like the energizer bunny. I “keep going, going, and going….” I need to remember that I can stop and to smell the flowers or watch the grass grow.

go to bed and go to sleep, instead of lying in bed for hours staring at the ceiling because my brain won’t stop (read all 3 entries…)
May not be for everyone.

I have major depressive/generalized anxiety disorder, so I will always have sleep problems until I settle down. But until then, I’ve been prescribed Trazadone (antidepressant). Since I’m an addict, taking benzodiapenes don’t work for me. I’ve been taking Trazadone for about a 2 weeks now. Boy, will you be out within 45 mins to an hour after taking it. I will have to say that you need to time it well. I’ve noticed that I need to have at least 8 hours for it be completely worn off. But I do have to say that with 8+ hours of sleep, I can function so much better.

If you don’t want to take a prescription, you may look for melantin in your local grocery store. This is a chemical your body is suppose to produce when you lay in the dark. You may not be producing enough, therefore you toss, turn, and think.

speak to my husband. (read all 5 entries…)
I don't understand.

If my husband wants a divorce so bad, why does he keep telling me to go file? At first he did not want to go to court, now he’s telling me to file and after 60 days set a date to go to court. By all is said and done, he will be coming back. I just don’t understand what he wants. Men…

Become a Doctor
Life's dream.

Ever since I was little I dreamt that I will one day be a doctor. I will strive to meet this goal until the day I die.

stay clean and sober (read all 3 entries…)
One day at a time.

I have 45 days being clean and sober today. I am sticking to it. I am working on step 1 with my sponser. This is so hard it hurts. But I know I must take it one day at a time or else.

go back to school (read all 6 entries…)
In hopes...

I just need to get a few papers turned in to get on my way.

live for today
Live for today.

“If you leave one foot in the past and one in the future, you’ll piss all over today.”

speak to my husband. (read all 5 entries…)
My heart is not here.

My husband is in Iraq and now preparing to file for divorce. If I could have one day today, it would be speak to my husband!

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