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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work while standing in my cubicle
I am determined not to sit all day at the office

I have a cabinet that is the perfect height for me to put my laptop there and stand while doing my work.

On the flipside, I’m not going to stand all day—I think that’s a bit much. There’s a happy medium. (I usually have a meeting or two every day, so I’ll be sitting in a conference room during that time.)

I started doing this Monday, and it’s been great!



switch to decaf coffee for a week
Started Monday, July 21

And today is Thursday. I haven’t had regular coffee for three days. I’m going decaf for a week to see if I can give up coffee for a while. I don’t think that regular coffee with caffeine is entirely bad. In fact, I think it has many health benefits. But I have been drinking too much regular coffee. In order for me to dial it back, I’ve gone decaf for the week. I know that decaf still has some caffeine. This is about a step-down goal.



keep track of my weekly aerobic activity (read all 15 entries…)
Aerobics for Week 30 of 2014

July 20 – 30 minute walk in the neighborhood.
July 21 – 15 minute morning sunshine walk; 20 minutes hula hooping.
July 22 – 30 minute evening walk.
July 23 – 20 minute evening walk plus 30 minutes ninja vacuuming.



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