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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identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 4 entries…)

16) A well rounded meal.
17) When the key works the first time.
18) Talking with someone inspiring.
19) Reading old e-mails from friends.
20) Eating ice cream with a fork.

learn to sew

I just got a job as a dresser backstage for a theater for the summer. I told them I had zero experience with costumes, but they want me anyway. I have to learn some simple sewing before July so I don’t make a fool out of myself.
Here I go…

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 4 entries…)

11)Finishing a book.
12)Being back around family.
13)Kisses from my niece.
14)Actually remembering to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store.
15)Playing a board game with more than just the minimum number of players.

clean my apartment (read all 2 entries…)
Our living room was described as "clean" finally.

I started. I almost put it off until tomorrow, but I joined this goal, so I had to work toward it…right?

Washed the living room windows.
Organized the dvds, boardgames, catch-all table.
Dusted. Vacuumed living/dining room.
And I took a mop to the kitchen and entry way.

Today’s plan is the kitchen counters and sink.

clean my apartment (read all 2 entries…)

The apartment is terrible. One good clean should encourage the roommates to take care also. I’ll start small this week, but I’d like to get everything…organizing, cleaning, the recyclables, the refrigerator!

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 4 entries…)

6)Peppermint tea.
7)Old inside jokes.
8)Waking up together.
9)Cozy bathrobes.
10)Turning off my cell phone.

play LOST ( )

Can’t resist the urge. I followed and I am lost. Are you?

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 4 entries…)
One - Five

1)Having a tidy room. (rare)
2)Cereal for lunch & dinner.
3)Hugging a friend goodbye after a good evening together.
4)Pictures that turn out well.
5)Receiving mail.

have a VERY huge postcard collection
Goal Number

I’ve been collecting a little over a year now. Mostly I’ve exchanged through postcrossing…I’d like to hit the 500 mark.



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