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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continues to be decluttered! :)

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43 walks!
Good idea

to build up to the long walks I’d like to go back to doing. :) I’ll be ending my day with a report and a quote here. :)

Do the 52 week money challenge
Starting today, August 16th 2013

and evaluating my progress, not ending, on August 16th 2014. :)

August bootcamp 2013: ☆ CHASING the SUN ☆
Final declutter session

Signed up today for a decluttering session with my ADHD coach in NYC on Thursday. She’ll be doing a phone training session while we’ll all be decluttering together and discussing our challenges during a conference call. After it’s over, we’ll get resources, including the recorded webinar, in order to continue in the future. I want to be done decluttering this month. Fortunately it’s not that horrible.

July Bootcamp 2013: BANG! POW! ZAP! Fabulously Fearless (read all 3 entries…)
July finished!

And with it my office reorganization! Yaayyyyyy! :)

Sleep more

For some reason, I always get up at 4:30-5 in the morning, no matter how late I have slept. While I like the early rise, I would prefer to be able to sleep continuously, say, from 10 pm to 5 am because I am often tired in the morning.

July Bootcamp 2013: BANG! POW! ZAP! Fabulously Fearless (read all 3 entries…)
So far so good

Finished the whole house by June 30th and went on vacation till July 7th. Now I’m back at home and have been going to the gym again, changed workout plans, feel incredibly sore, and am finishing every task I had to do with the organization of my home and work offices.

July Bootcamp 2013: BANG! POW! ZAP! Fabulously Fearless (read all 3 entries…)
Two things for me...

In June I actually finished everything I had set as goal! Now in July I’ll be working on two tasks that yes, are a little associated with some fear: first, my fitness, which I really want to seriously up, and secondly do some serious work-related research starting this coming week. :)

June Bootcamp 2013: Half Done, Just Begun (read all 4 entries…)
Almost done!

My library is the last big thing, and it’s coming along. It should be done in a couple of days, after which, I simply have to store some stuff transferring them from the living room to the basement. This has been a lot of work and my back feels it.

June Bootcamp 2013: Half Done, Just Begun (read all 4 entries…)

My kitchen island arrived today, so I’ll have to put it together tomorrow. What I did:

1) Took the trash out for tomorrow, changed the trash bags. HUGE accomplishment.

2) Put about 6-7 laundries!

3) Cleaned the bedroom thoroughly and took out most of the stuff that didn’t belong there.

4) Finished rearranging the bathroom supplies.

5) Sorted all winter bedding and put out the summer cover.

6) Ordered some stuff at work and ordered a new battery for my Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.


1) Put together the kitchen island. That’s HUMONGOUS!

2) Fold the aforementioned laundry and sort.

3) Cover the canning jar boxes with wallpaper and store them in the kitchen. Get tape and other supplies for application from Dollar Tree.

4) Put back together the two smoke alarms in the kitchen and dining room.

5) Hang all pictures in kitchen, bedroom, and dining room. I think hanging a huge arrangement I have for a kitchen corner will be a huge deal because it’s difficult to set up.

6) Clean the kitchen blinds.

7) Set up the Scooba robotic mopper, finish cleaning, and mop the bathroom floor.

8) Start putting together a moving box with stuff I have to take for my vacation.

9) Email landlord about broken garden tap and garden weeds.

10) Hang all summer clothes in the closets, store all winter clothes in space bags, and put them in storage boxes awaiting the new wallpaper that is coming. Take the empty suitcases to the basement.

11) Put the carpet steamer up for sale on Craigslist.

12) Unpack and store properly in the basement all detergent and cleaner supplies.

June Bootcamp 2013: Half Done, Just Begun (read all 4 entries…)
Doing well

Finished with the kitchen, bathroom, and took lots of stuff for recycling. Happily, I discovered they now also take glass! :) I will be finishing the covered porch by removing the rest of the stuff for recycling and starting on installing the curtain rods and most of the curtains. I still need to shorten some of the curtains.

refine my wardrobe
Starting out...

I hired an image consultant! Yes, I know, I’m a control freak and it’s weird, but I did, there it is! :) I’ll know more in a couple of days about this.

June Bootcamp 2013: Half Done, Just Begun (read all 4 entries…)
May went well...

but there is still lots to be done. Today:

1) start with sewing alterations

2) finish painting bookcase shelves

3) work on rearranging the bathroom

4) work on clearing out the bedroom

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)
Making progress

1) Done with living room

2) Upgraded my pots and pans, bought a Dutch stand to arrange them, finished half of the kitchen, cleaned the fridge, got my Vita Mix.

3) Sorted out an enormous amount of papers

4) Arranged for more sewing lessons to do my alterations

5) Made some more donations

6) Upped my workouts

Have a body that fits me and give thanks for it by taking good care of it
I've actually been taking very good care of it!

Starting my second year of doing so today! :)

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)

1) cooked tons of veggies that I will freeze so that I have ready food in the next days. Am planning to grill tons of stuff tomorrow.

2) Put some more order in my DVDs in the living room.

3) Went to the gym for Yoga Pilates and to lift weights.

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)

1) Had a manicure and pedicure plus depilation.

2) Had a siesta and took the whole day off to rest.

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)

1) Took 10 more boxes to the basement

2) Sent off my galley proofs to my publisher

3) Made two pans of three types of baklava (Greek & Arabic) for a potluck professional party for Saturday

4) Went to my office to pick up my mail

5) Took the dog out for a walk

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)

1) Took 10 more boxes to the basement.

2) Cleared up some more space in the dining room by taking some stuff down to the basement for storage. The bonus: the basement is meticulously organized!

3) Had an important meeting at work.

4) Finished my remaining professional obligations for the spring. Now it’s all freedom for research. Before that, I will finish up work for the fall which shouldn’t take more than a week or so.

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)
Had a full day today

1) Took another 10 boxes to the basement.

2) Called Amazon for an order mixup.

3) Ran an errand at work.

4) Put some more order to my papers.

5) Went grocery shopping for Saturday’s potluck.

May Bootcamp 2013: Spring Cleaning (read all 12 entries…)
More progress

1) Took the dog to the vet

2) Ran errands

3) Picked up cable channel lineup to put between plastic for easy reference.

4) Took 10 more boxes to the basement.

5) Completely cleaned up the dining table from papers and finished sorting everything in the dining room. All that remains are items on the window seat which need to be put in their place. It really looks good now.

6) Sorted my clothes a little more.

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