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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billiejoefan

is the picture of health now :)



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  1. 1. meet Billie Joe Armstrong!
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    356 people
  2. 2. Kiss Billie Joe Armstrong
    2 cheers
    85 people
  3. 3. tour de france
    1 cheer
    29 people
Recent entries
stop being a hypochondriac (read all 2 entries…)
I've been able to stop being such a hypochondriac!!!

I decided my hypochondrism (is that a word?) was telling me I wasn’t taking good care of myself. Being a busy mom I always put myself last. I was scared to death they’d find something wrong with me, but I’m FINE!!!! I had a complete physical, full panel blood tests, a pap smear, mammograms (they had to do more than 1 set), saw my dentist, and dermotologist. I had no symptoms you understand, I was just panicky at the thought there was something wrong with me or some hidden cancer or heart disease, like i was gonna have a stroke or heart attack at any given moment. It really freed me. I urge you to face your fears and see if they are based in reality or not like I did.

And yes, that of course does’t mean i won’t be a victim of serious illness, but knowledge freed me. I am running now (I was too scared to before! I was certain I’d drop dead!) and paying more attention to my body and trying to eat better too.
Thank you to everyone who cheered me!!! i’m here for you too.



Run
started running at age 45

I had hypertension, on 2 types of medications a day, with high cholesterol. My husband bought me a treadmill and I started walking 3 miles a day. I was bored going so slowly and not seeing results fast enough, so I started a slow jog. Now I’m up to 3.5 miles a day and ran my first 5K run in February! I beat my time by 6 minutes and although I didn’t win any awards, I was so proud of myself! You can do it too!!!



meet Billie Joe Armstrong! (read all 3 entries…)
We got backstage passes but........

Hello everyone,
My wonderful husband was able to snag backstage passes for us to the VIP room at the concert! We were sooo excited. We hung out in there before the concert drinking free drinks and waiting with a bunch of other people for Green Day to come in for the “meet and greet”. They didn’t come in before the concert, and after the concert, Tre did come in. It was so neat but we just kept waiting for Billie, but he never came in. Disappointed is an understatement! So close yet so far.



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