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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improve my juggling
move with gravity

I learnt to juggle 3 balls a few months ago, and it opened the whole arena of juggling to me. A whole way of learning to move in concert with gravity. The balls are entirely subject to gravity when they leave your grasp. We aren’t subject to gravity in the same way, but gravity still affects us. I want to learn the grace of an object in freefall, and hopefully that will help me to exercise my defiance of gravity in a better way.
I think juggling can help me with that.

increase my energy
being effective

i feel like i can achieve so much, if only i could be more active and awake and alive during my time.
Nutrition, drive, exercise etc. I just need to balance all these things and I can get so much more out of my effort.

make a rubber band ball
a childhood dream

In my life I have run into several kids and grown-up kids who had made rubber band balls of varying sizes. I always wondered how it was done, and today I found 5 minutes to have a go. I sat next to a box of rubber bands that made it’s way to me about 18 months ago, picked out some rubber bands and got going.
It was easier than I realized, and after about 5 minutes was about 5cm in diameter. I tried bouncing it around the kitchen, and it was pretty good and solid and bouncy!
Now I am confident that I could make a rubber band ball of almost any size, and have some insight into the ins and outs of making such devices.
What a day today was!

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