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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keep my house clean
5 Tricks to keeping a clean house

I need to start keeping a cleaner house. Exspecially since my finace doasn’t help out at all. He can’t even pick up his empty plate after supper and put it in the sink. Grrrr. So I though of 5 things that I need to make a habit of everyday.

1. Declutter for 15 min every day

2. Making my bed every day

3. Keeping up on Laundry

4. Shinning my sinks

5. Make a before bed routine

Hopefully I’ll be able to do this. Wish me luck.



Limit Myself to One can of pop a day
Too Much Pop

I need to start thinking about my health. I’m only 20 but how I take care of myself now can affect the rest of my life. I drink way to much pop. I don’t actually think I drink anything but pop. I hate the taste of milk so I don’t drink milk. I need to start substituting my urges for a can of pop and start drinking milk. I don’t think that I’ve really sat down and had a glass of milk for about a year. So I will start drinking more milk and less pop.



Greet my spouse with a hug and kiss every day
I will do this

When I seen someone else with this goal I decided that it was a great goal for me. My hunny and I will often go about an 1 to 2 hours after getting home from work or whatever and forget to kiss or hug the other person. We often find ourselfs too busy to drop what were doing. Maybe this will help the relationship. So I’m going to start today. Hopefully I won’t be to caught up in what I’m doing and forget like normal.



Customize my own space
My own space to call my own

I want to create my very own space in my apt which I share with a roomate. I want a space that when I have a bad day or feel like I’ve lost all controll that I can go and relax. A place where I can paint, draw, read, blog, or just sit with my eyes closed. A place with a very relaxing ora. I want it colorful, cozy, and surronded by pictures of good memories. I’ve been working on this since I’ve moved into my new place but so far it just seems like my own space is caotic and so unorganized. Then again thats how my whole apt feels to me.



Work on Unfinished projects
Step one identify the projects that I need to do

I’m such a slaker. I start a project and then I quite and start something else and quite then start something else and it’s a horrable patern. Now it’s starting to get to me I want to finish these projects. I thought of an idea today of how to finish these projects. I often sit at home and say I’m bored when I should be working on these projects. So If I identify all of the projects that I need to work on then I can make little cards saying each project and a time length to work on that project. Everytime I say I’m bored I have to draw a card and work on what it says. Maybe I can get some of the unfinished projects around the house done. Hopefully this will work.



Write stuff down instead of botteling it up
Writting stuff down

I have a tendency to keep everything bottled up inside of me. I don’t let anything out untill I get pushed just a little to far and then I explode and whoever is within range of me better watch out. Most of the time it seems like I’m taking it out of the wrong person which I later regret. So I though that by writting things down that it would help me from keeping everything bottled up. So my new goal is to write in my journal for 10 min every night before I go to bed. Hopefully I can keep up with this. I guess well see.



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