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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set up a yoga room (read all 2 entries…)
It's a workout room, not just yoga

Unfortunately, it is also a gaming room as my son goes in and plays xbox now and again.



get John healthy (read all 3 entries…)
2 years cancer free.

2 years cancer free.



collect the best data (read all 2 entries…)
On the way...

I am developing a database consisting of voting data, professional licenses, business licenses, pfds, corporations, etc to use for political purposes. Hopefully can make some changes locally.



Learn SQL
Making great progress!

Took a database class at the local college. I got the highest grade on the first test – 98%. I am such a geek. I love this stuff!



identify 1000 things that make me happy (read all 14 entries…)
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131. Piesporter, Gewurztraminer, and Liebfraumilch
132. Vita-mix blender
133. running the Honolulu Marathon
134. knitting socks
135. sweaters from Gilt
136. massages from Melissa and Rene
137. Plumeria
138. Hope Lodges
139. The World Series
140. Minnesota State University tie at just the right time!



get John healthy (read all 3 entries…)
on way to recovery

It has been a long year, but no more chemo. John can just start healing now. He looks better and feels better every day.



get John healthy (read all 3 entries…)
Cancer sucks.

I have been gone from 43 things for about 6 months. That is when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. It has been a long 6 months. I looked at all my other goals and found only a couple that are helpful to me. They are ‘live a simple life’, ‘know that everything is going to be okay’, and ‘be tragically optimistic’. The others just don’t matter and are now on the back burner for a while. John has 4 more months of chemo which is a terrible thing. In the future, I believe society will look back and view it as a terribly barbaric medical practice, but right now it is what we must do.



set up a yoga room (read all 2 entries…)
Start with spare room

Now that my oldest son has left for college, I would like to turn his room into a yoga room. I want to put items in there that will help me with meditation and yoga. It must have Ganesha, bamboo, and positive sayings.



run a marathon
Now that I am running again...

I have printed a 6 months training schedule. I have 7 months before the marathon, so I have some leeway.

I will do yoga twice a week, swim twice a week, and run 3 times a week.



Give 1000 cheers (read all 2 entries…)
3/4 of the way there

I have just over 750.



know that everything is going to be okay (read all 10 entries…)
Lifestyle changes?

I haven’t had to ask if everything is going to be okay for a while. It might be the yoga, acupuncture, and massages that are helping me find bliss. Also, I have improved my diet. No coffee, junk food, or eating out. Also, I love the glass or two of wine each night. I really am feeling that everything is going to be okay.



stop eating out (read all 6 entries…)
Going well!

Maybe ate out 2 times this month. It has become a rare occurrence and hopefully will become rarer.



live a simple life
Plants

Spent much of the day repotting plants. It was very peaceful and serene. No worries.



run 8+ miles per week. (read all 19 entries…)
10.2 miles this week.

Things are going well.



Renew my Teaching Certificate
Nov. 12, 2010

Mailed off the renewal paperwork today.



run 8+ miles per week. (read all 19 entries…)
Yeah!

10.6 miles this week. Feeling very good! Also have started yoga classes.



collect inspiring quotes (read all 17 entries…)
Unknown

When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.



run 8+ miles per week. (read all 19 entries…)
This week...

6.8 miles. Not bad.



run 8+ miles per week. (read all 19 entries…)
8.7 miles!!

Last week I got to 6.4 miles and this week I ran 8.7! I am feeling healthy and I am hoping I am healed. Not running fast, but I am running. This was the first time in 6 months I was able to reach 8+ miles.



collect inspiring quotes (read all 17 entries…)
Aristophanes

Let each man exercise the art he knows.



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