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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become more spiritual
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I started reading books by Saint Teresa of Avila, and other spiritual books. I attend rosary on Monday nights at the local church. I plan to be baptized in 2011. :)



pay off my debt (read all 3 entries…)
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Managed to do this only because our 401k was switched to an IRA. Thankfully I’d saved enough out of my paychecks to do this, plus have some left over to continue saving for retirement.



exercise regularly
Joined a fitness gym

My DH & I are supporting one another in getting healthy. We go four times a week to a local fitness gym to walk the treadmills. It’s challenging when you’re as out of shape as I am. :)



Lose 10 pounds and be healthier
Joined a fitness gym

DH & I are walking the treadmills together. I think we’ll really be able to motivate one another to get into shape.



Save money (read all 2 entries…)
Marking this one done

With my tax return, I was able to start an emergency fund of $1000. That gave me great peace of mind. I also opened a smaller savings account for a possible vacation, and set my daughter on the savings track by helping her open a savings account. It feels good to save.



pay off my debt (read all 3 entries…)
Step by step

I finally started on this goal. It’s very hard to stop spending when I like to buy stuff. However, I am committed to getting my financial house in order, and more stuff isn’t helping. It feels really good to get started.



stop procrastinating
ACTION

is my keyword for 2009.



Save money (read all 2 entries…)
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Going to take a Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey) class coming up in January. Hope this puts me on the right track.



stop impulse buying
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Going to take a Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey) class coming up in January. Hope this puts me on the right track.



pay off my debt (read all 3 entries…)
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Going to take a Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey) class coming up in January. Hope this puts me on the right track.



have to spend a night in hospital
Emergency Appendectomy

It’s not fun to spend a night in the hospital.



Learn to knit (read all 2 entries…)
Teaching myself how

After a failed attempt using a kid’s begin-to-knit kit, I was pleasantly surprised that when I went back to this kit this past week, I was able to pick up where I left off, and I’ve actually almost finished the scarf! Yay! I still have a lot to learn, but at least I’ve learned the basics.



craft more
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Started knitting with knitting needles, and with the Knifty Knitter; also will be learning to quilt from my MIL.



be less moody (read all 3 entries…)
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When all else fails, seek therapy. :)



blog everyday (read all 2 entries…)
Doing this again--Participating in Blog365

2008 is going to be different. This time, I am not going to drift along so silently, watching life pass me by. I will blog every day, for the whole year.



Recapture the lost art of letter writing.
Starting in the new year,

I will write a letter (or postcard) a month to miscellaneous friends.



Own a brand-new car
Had to get a new car

in February 2007. Old car died. New car wasn’t quite brand new; it had about 10,000 miles on it, but I’m declaring this one done.



Write more often
Reflecting on 2006...

I’ve written over 2,700 pages in 10 paper journals, and 55,058 words for Nanowrimo. I’ve definitely met this goal this year and surpassed it.



write a book
Finally done...

with the motivation of Nanowrimo.org, I have written a rough draft. So I’m counting this as done.



blog everyday (read all 2 entries…)
I've finally done this

For November 2006, writing every day. It was sometimes difficult to think of things to write about, but I managed to get something written.



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