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. Lose 70 pounds
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    508 people
  2. 2. Love myself
    5,147 people
  3. 3. Graduate from college
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    6,123 people
  4. 4. Visit Africa
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    817 people
  5. 5. Get married
    21,335 people
  6. 6. Have a baby
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Lose 70 pounds
70 more to go...

At my heaviest, I was 315 lbs. Yeah… I know. One day I just woke up, figuratively and literally, and realized I wasn’t happy with the way I was and I could change it.

I started walking for 30 minutes every single day. At first even that was hard, but I was determined to do it every day. Eventually, I started to change my eating habits too. Before I knew it, I had lost 75 lbs. I will never look back.

Lately it’s been hard to keep it up because I’m going to school full-time and working full-time. It scares me to think that I could ever go back to the way I was, but I have the drive to lose the rest of the weight. I’m doing it in moderation at my own pace though, because this is a life-time change for me. I’m not doing any diets, just caring about myself more.



visit Africa
Nigeria... Coincidence or Fate? Lol.

I’ve always wanted to travel, but haven’t had the opportunity to do much of it. I have a huge book called The Travel Book that has every country and territory in the world in it. Traveling to different countries and exploring different cultures is a big dream of mine.

I was watching the movie “Phat Girlz” with Monique and joked to my friend that Nigeria was my next vacation so I could meet my own Dr. Tunde haha.

Well, then I met this very nice guy at work who is from Nigeria. A few of us there have become friends. He told us he goes home to visit his parents every year and invited us to come with next summer. I’m so excited. What an adventure for a Georgia girl who’s never traveled out of the South before!!!

Now to save up for that $1,500 plane ticket…



graduate from college
A single step...

I start classes next Monday. I’m so excited to finally be pursuing my dream of going to college and getting a degree in psychology. Yet it is also intimidating. I’ve been through a lot in my life and didn’t graduate high school. Instead I got my GED. I always knew I wanted to further my education though. I will be the first person in my immediate family to graduate college. I know it’s going to take at least a Master’s to become a counselor, but I’m dedicated to doing this. Wish me luck!!!




 

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