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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designsbymandie's Life List

  1. 1. write a novel
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  2. 2. live a healthier lifestyle
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  3. 3. open a bookstore
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  4. 4. adopt a child
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  5. 5. work at a bookstore
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  6. 6. sell our house
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sell our house
Moving from Wisconsin to Florida

My husband, daughter and I are relocating from Milwaukee, WI to Clearwater, FL. Before we can get a permanent place in FL we need to sell out house in Wisconsin. I refuse to even look at any houses until we have an accepted offer because I don’t want to fall in love with something when I know we won’t be able to make an offer on it. We put our house on the market 5 months ago. We’ve had interest, but no offers. Come on stimulus!

work at a bookstore
Killing two birds

Another thing on my list is to open my own bookstore, but that will have to wait a bit. I consider one of the step necessary to obtaining THAT goal is to work at a bookstore first and get the hands-on experience. Besides that, a part time or even full time job would really help right now. I was/am a SAHM and my husband was recently laid-off (thank you recession economy) so we are BOTH looking for work.

Open a bookstore

I should say a Books Etc store because I wouldn’t just sell books, but I think that would be the main focus at least at first. I particularly like the idea of selling used books because it’s green.

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