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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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Create a budget (read all 4 entries…)

I joined a week ago and wow what an eye opener! It has access to my bank account so it breaks down my spending. I spend way more money on eating out then I could have imagined. Next month will be my first full month. I am excited because I can track my spending in real time.

Read 50 books in 2010 (read all 4 entries…)

Right now I am reading Wicked… kind of weird and depressing but..damnit I need to finish a book!

get my GED (read all 2 entries…)
starin this

I have signed up for this and classes begin 1/9/11

Create a budget (read all 4 entries…)

I have a budget and I start next month. Very very excited!

keep a dream journal (read all 2 entries…)
my brother-in-law

So last night I had a dream that my brother in law was flirting with my best friend…what does that mean??!

Create a budget (read all 4 entries…)
ways to save money..

No more coffee at Starbucks every morning.
Cook everynight and have leftovers for work/dinner the next night
Take the bus to work.
Stop smoking!
Stop drinking soda!
Log what I spend.
Save EVERY penny.
Say NO to my daughter.
Turn off lights and tv when not in use!
My goal is to…save 25.00 a month in a cookie jar lol
With Christmas coming it will be hard to save more but I will try. No I WILL. That is 12.50 out of my bi-weekly paychecks.

Create a budget (read all 4 entries…)
my expenses

rent- 775.00

food- 200.
smoking-200. (omG!)

Start blogging (read all 3 entries…)
this week..

This week I take the bus.
My car is broken so why not take the bus? It`s that or get up at 4 am everyday..uhg!
I need to lose 2 pounds.
I think 2 pounds a week should be easy. Drinking water, giving up coke and extra walking. Maybe I will pick back up on yoga.
I had my second CT scan so hello..why not start trying to stop again?!
Also, I need to get my ID/license. Its now expired. Please god let it not be too late!

lose 60 pounds (read all 4 entries…)

Going to have another challenge at work again ..hope it works this time. 202 starting wght

lose 60 pounds (read all 4 entries…)

I am going to close this bc it falls under being hot before 40!

Read 50 books in 2010 (read all 4 entries…)

okay so I have read 5 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I am now reading Grave Witch. That will be 6.

Be mind-numbingly hot at 40 (read all 2 entries…)

I now walk with my friends three days a week. It is a great way to unwind after a long day and get fit at the same time! I love being outside this time of year its a win win win situation!

keep a dream journal (read all 2 entries…)

I have been “trying” to quit smoking for about 7 months now. It is really a struggle. So… I decided to start Chantix. It hasn’t stared working on my cravings..but on my dreams yes.

1st dream:

A tall Palestinian man is following me around what I assume is my house. He looks sad and confused and keeps asking me what I studied. I guess he means college?

2nd dream:

My mom is mad at me for not staying in touch. So she goes out and spends a fortune on a red headed chicken. I am jealous. I want a chicken with flowing long red hair (huh?) and..she seems to love this chicken more then me.

3rd dream:

The devil morphs into a Benji`esque dog and starts chasing me. The Vampire Bill Compton ...(yes!) is going to help me  BUT the sun is up! I have to hide him in a thrift store under a shelf and cover him with an army blanket.
Then 2 sisters of my childhood best-friend are crying telling me to just pet the dog! So I fake them out, and run the other way.
Those are the most recent dreams I have had. I wonder what they mean?

Be mind-numbingly hot at 40 (read all 2 entries…)
3 years and 3 months to go!

I love this goal! I think the first thing I will work on is…quitting smoking. Smokers are NOT hot.

Quit Smoking (read all 5 entries…)
Waiting for my Insurence...

Surprise! I can`t get my CT scan until my insurance approves it. This means , whatever is going on in my right lung…. is undetectable. How nice. It could have gone from 2mm to 3 feet and all I can do is wait for my greedy insurance to decide if I am allowed to treat it or die slowly..or quickly (who knows?). Uhg!

Repetative goal

I am already doing the Read 50 books in 2010 goal. So this is just taking up space on my list. Therefore, I am done. :)

Read 50 books in 2010 (read all 4 entries…)
book 1

1.All together dead by Charlaine Harris.

I loved reading this book. Even though it is out of order in the series. It was like getting my True Blood fix whenever I wanted. Movies and books never really are 100% in sync so I don`t feel too guilty. I plan to read the entire series now.

Currently reading Daisey Dooley does Divorce by Anna Pasternak.

Quit Smoking (read all 5 entries…)
2nd ct scan

Today I go back to the DR.for a check up and to schedule my second CT scan.I am so nervous. I feel stuck until I know whats going on with my lung. God willing it will be okay. Just scar tissue from years of asthma.

Read 50 books in 2010 (read all 4 entries…)
Pay library fine!

I love to read. I cannot afford to buy new books every time I want to read.

Start blogging (read all 3 entries…)
Q-tip and Orange Soda

Well I haven’t gotten a new keyboard. I will do that today. I woke up too early this morning. Bad dream. Something about my daughter tuning into a can of orange soda. I woke up actually crying… I think my hormones are going out of whack again. Maybe its my minds way of telling me how sad I am that my daughter will go to Vermont after graduation in two years. What am I going to do? PENS..pre empty nest syndrome. That is what I have.

That, and a REALLY bad perm.

Yesterday I decided to get a perm at work because I am too lazy to go to a real Salon. Bad idea. I mean its convenient, yes. Cheaper, yes. ( for a reason) Getting your hair done by a women who has been working on old ladies for 25 years is not going to win you any beauty contests let me tell you!
Walking around work with ahead full of tight white rollers has now earned me the nick name "Q-Tip". I, the Master ..well Mistress of comebacks replied "That is my street name."
Three hours of rinsing and puling and praying has resulted in my weird al/white girls afro masterpiece that I am now sporting. It`s really that awful. I am sure once I can play with it, it will be  even worse.
So begins my Friday morning.

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