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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How I did it
How to do 100 situps today
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to own a horse
It took me
30 years
It made me
feel absolute bliss

How to learn photoshop
It took me
30 days
It made me

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try kickboxing
Kickboxing is awesome

I bought one of those kick boxing bags that is on a stand. I got it at a sporting goods store. You put water or sand in the base and then practice boxing. I got some cheap gloves so I could do punches and jabs, while practicing kick boxing form. Years ago I worked on a film set where they were doing kickboxing and I hung out with the trainers to learn a bit.

Boxing comes naturally to me for some reason and I find it is the most fun workout ever. Go take out your frustrations and you feel great!

Learn proper form though so you don’t hurt yourself,and don’t get carried away as I did and get too sore! LOL My punching/kicking bag is my favorite “toy”. Also do some boxing workouts like jump rope and good core workouts. I didn’t have time to take lessons, but I got a video and it was just as good.

make more friends
Making friends is hard when you work all the time

Being self employed, it’s easy to become a loner. I have all these pets to tend to as well, so my social life is non-existent. Except for online activity and spending time with my husband, I don’t get out or get a chance to make friends. I have about 6 friends that I have not physically seen in 5 years! We keep in touch on the internet but I’d also like to make new acquaintances. 2009 will be the year I try and get out there in public and meet fun people!

spend more time with pets
So many pets so little time

17 pets is a lot. Most are birds but I have dog, cat and horses too. I lost 7 pets so far this year, so 17 is what I have left. I feel horrible not giving them all one on one time, so I’m trying to schedule a special day or time for each. I didn’t plan on having this many but I end up adopting the unwanted ones or difficult ones. I need to stick to a schedule!

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