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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end the blood feud between my cats (read all 4 entries…)
New House - New Peace

Well, we moved into a new house several months ago, and things have changed for the better. The fact that it was fresh turf for both cats seemed to make Emily braver and Lucy lazier about attacking. We leave them out together all day now and rarely have to break anything up. In fact, I’m pleased to say I’m ready to cross this one off the list.

organize my clothes (read all 2 entries…)

I took about six hours last week, put on the headphones and cleaned out my closet—top to bottom, literally.

I took every single thing out of the closet, washed and vacuumed the inside, then began putting the clothes back in one item at a time. With each piece I first decided if I truly wanted it (if not, it went in the donate pile) then I hung it neatly and put it back in it’s place. I also culled my drawers for unwanted items as well.

I think I got rid of at least one quarter of the things in my closet and created a lot more room in my chest of drawers. It’s easy to put clothes away now, and nothing is piled on top of my dresser. Good to cross this one off the list!

read Wuthering Heights
A love beyond time

Truly an original – dark, gothic, obsessive and intense. It is not your typical love story by any stretch of the imagination. I loved the wild, windswept feel of it. Heathcliff’s passion for Cathy borders on mania and practically leaps off the page – theirs’ is a love that transcends even death.

FYI, I don’t typically like movie adaptations of treasured books, but Laurence Olivier’s Heathcliff from the 1939 movie is one of the all-time great cinematic performances.

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