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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bellabug7852's Life List

  1. 1. become Buddhist
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    40 people
  2. 2. Read more books
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    11,828 people
  3. 3. lose weight
    3 entries
    42,100 people
  4. 4. become more politically active
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    54 people
  5. 5. do yoga twice a week
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    67 people
  6. 6. meditate everyday
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    266 people
  7. 7. knit a blanket
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    246 people
  8. 8. save money
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    16,491 people
  9. 9. give up diet soda
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    5 people
  10. 10. hug my kids everyday
    6 people
  11. 11. learn to speak spanish fluently
    865 people
  12. 12. journal daily
    267 people
  13. 13. make a difference
    7,137 people
  14. 14. visit Montreal
    154 people
  15. 15. learn to roll my "r's"
    46 people
  16. 16. travel
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  17. 17. Forgive
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    1,036 people
  18. 18. improve my posture
    2,721 people
  19. 19. get braces
    614 people
  20. 20. live simply
    3,222 people
  21. 21. love my husband
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    86 people
  22. 22. walk my dog more
    369 people
  23. 23. love the way I look
    13 people
  24. 24. eat healthy
    3,765 people
  25. 25. visit France
    738 people
  26. 26. go to bed earlier
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    1,761 people
  27. 27. dance
    2,574 people
  28. 28. pay off my credit card
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    1,436 people
  29. 29. be a better friend
    1 entry
    6,275 people
  30. 30. learn to play poker
    454 people
  31. 31. convert my home vhs tapes to dvd
    1 entry
    1 person
  32. 32. learn to draw
    2,398 people
Recent entries
Do Yoga twice a week. (read all 3 entries…)

Fit in 15 minutes today. Having a little trouble with some of the poses—chair pose and the one where you twist around towards your back while seated with legs crossed (don’t know what this one is called) I was thinking how easy this all was when I was younger and first starting out in yoga some 9 years ago. (Has it been that long!?) Today it made me feel old instead of feeling good.

Be a better friend

One of my weaknesses (and strengths depending upon the situation) is my tendency to be too sensitive. This has gotten me into a bit of trouble with my friendships in the past. i will read too much into things often times where it wasn’t even about me at all but I made it so nonetheless. I am trying to gain perspective and view each “slight” from anothers perspective. Like a friend of mine hasn’t been calling much lately (she lives 500 miles away) and I was hurt that I hadn’t heard from her. I finally decided that in my hurt I wasn’t calling her either! So I called. She’s been busy at work and having a few rough spots there so it seems she was preoccupied with that. I am glad I called instead of viewing it as “all about me.”

lose weight (read all 3 entries…)

fairly successful day today. i tried to stay on course with better snacks and i did 20 minutes of strength training and 15 min. of yoga, it was all i could do to fit that in but i did it and i felt pretty proud of myself ‘cuz the old me would’ve said, “ah screw it; i’m too busy today.”

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