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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Quit Smoking (read all 9 entries…)

I can’t even remember the last time I smoked! I’m so damn proud of myself – i’m the bomb. My husband told me that only 7 percent of people that smoke can just go cold turkey. Well, I can honestly say, “I QUIT.” I did it. It’s been a long time since I smoked. I know to never, ever do the “just one”’s a slippery slope….

be less obsessive
stop obsessing about..

stupid crap and people that I can’t change! I need to DROP IT! JUST DROP IT. I want to take one day at a time and enjoy my life.

Quit Smoking (read all 9 entries…)
One month down - rest of my life to go

Well, it’s been a month! I feel proud that I did this. I still have an occasional craving – when I feel some stress the thought, “wow..i need to smoke” still enters my head, but I quickly try to push it aside. The only problem is that it’s hard to stick to my diet right now. I do think the smoking helped squealch the cravings for food. But I’ll just have to deal with it. I just think that even one cigarrette would put me back over the edge, so I just have to stick to going “cold turkey.” It’s a slippery slope. I can’t really say “I’ve done this.” It’s too soon – but so far, so good.

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