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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Be mindful about all purchases, choose local/organic/small businesses when possible (read all 4 entries…)
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I opened my own small brick and mortar shop last fall, so this goal is even more important to me than ever. Each morning I walk to the local cafe for my cup of locally roasted, organic, fair trade coffee, I buy office supplies from a local company instead of a big box store, eat at small local restaurants, and try to support my fellow small businesses as much as possible. As I have made connections with other small business owners who are trying to revive our downtown business district, I realize that buying local is so much more than the products themselves, it is about fostering a sense of community and knowing customers and business owners on a very human scale.

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 99 entries…)
Road trip

I am grateful for my friend who invited my daughter and I to accompany her and her daughter to New York City tomorrow. Isadora is so terribly excited to be going and I am so looking forward to a wonderful time with the four of us.

That when my car broke down tonight (yet again) just as I was pulling in front of my Mother’s house. I can leave it there until I can get someone to come and look at it.

That my Mother let me borrow her car.

The people who have put in a good word about me for the job I am trying to get.

Being able to help several people today.

Being able to borrow an alarm clock so I can get up in time to start our trip.

A wonderful, snuggly bedtime tonight with Isadora and Tristan. We have had cranky temper tantrums for too many nights in a row, it is so nice to be back to enjoying eachother at bedtime.

Come back to the fold, use 43T every day. (read all 2 entries…)

Not quite back to daily on this goal, but I have been incorporating 43t back into my life and I am glad it is here to return to when I get a few moments to spare.

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