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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be single (read all 5 entries…)
lawyer money

i got a statement from her today. this is really way out of line—$20 to send me an e-mail i did not even want. $100 for a phone call!!!
obviously i picked the wrong line of work



sleep all night (read all 3 entries…)
music did not seem to interfer

played some mellow meditation music. was nice to wake up to, did not seem to interfew with my sleep. the couple times i woke it was peaceful, not stressed—still kept the fan going



Not settle.
the princess that i am

since i am a princess, i am not going to settle for less that i deserve



finish all the crafty things i have started in my bedroom (read all 2 entries…)
starting

going to make a list of all started projects and prioritze today



get my car a tuneup (read all 3 entries…)
done

car is now tuned up



bellydance (read all 2 entries…)
bible study

finish one!



make love in the rain
where else?

i live in seattle



be single (read all 5 entries…)
divorced???

i do not want to be divorced, i want to be single again. i do not want to go through this experience – this ibs inducing mire i have been wading though. it is sucking my life away more each day and i have been wasting that gift by allowing this to continue. i refuse to give him any additional time – it is ended! i refuse to have the stain of hate on my soul, the lawyer can deal with it til i have to go to court. God will get me though it, so glad i asked for His help.



have an adult relationship
our relationship?

i am going to meet an adult, self supporting, self respecting, independent, sexually confident partner
hope that did not sound like a ad, i do not want anyone who would answer it



find a new church (read all 2 entries…)
still looking

l wants to go with me to the one downtown we had went to at christmas time. maybe, i really want something closer



Lose 30 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
nothing lost

did not lose the week, actually seems i gained back 3 pounds. went off the healthy stuff and pigged out a couple days. i can make the excuse i was stressed. damn i work in a zoo, i am always stressed. will do better tomorrow, water-water-water



decorate my bathroom (read all 3 entries…)
rose candle

today lan gave me a rose candle – the kind that has glitter all over it so not really to burn. but it will look good in my bath. have to find a nice base to place it on



sleep all night (read all 3 entries…)
waking less

i have been waking a little less, still not getting enough rest. the exercise does help. running the fan for the white noise helps too, and my purple friend.



get my car a tuneup (read all 3 entries…)
myself

made an appt for tomorrow morning at 9:30. d too slow!



find a mate
single again

still getting used to the idea i am single again. i thought i was in there for life. now everything is about me (as he told me ;), so i guess i better take care of me just as well i was taking care of him. i know i do not want to be single for ever. this is not a rush thing, but will be doing it in the future



find my own style (read all 3 entries…)
gray shirt-soft flowered pink and grey skirt

i love this long shirt, more like a tunic. tomorrow it will be paired up with long floral skirt, grey and pink shades very muted and soft. have been enjoying the long skirts, feel good to walk in (and the pretty slips make them flow). think i will choose the fine silver chain, small silver hopes and the heavy silver band. no bracelets. sleeves are long and cuff back.
everything ready to go except shoes??



decorate my bathroom (read all 3 entries…)
rose or cream

have to decide on a rose or cream?
the shower curtain and tank set i love have to be ordered first i think to make sure the colors are what i want. i also saw a rose rug—but to go on the wall i think. maybe i will make a couple extra dollars somehow this week. need about $50 to order all three. hmmmmmmmm?



Clean out the shed (read all 2 entries…)
two sheds to do

my baby boy said he would come clean out the tool shed if he could put something in it. that’ll work.



live within my means (read all 2 entries…)
not a bad day!!

all bills have either been paid online, by phone or will be mailed on the way to work tomorrow. going to breathe a little now. just food – gas -and school start ups ($100 each kid and they better be thankful) now to start stacking a little for next month.
keep up the decrease in expenses-got rid of the proactivity (he does not want it anymore), have a list of a few others-cancel the lawyer junk from bank account-cancel the bmg-cut down the cable-check out different insurances for our policy is expring may want another company.



water exercise (read all 3 entries…)
not tonight

missed my class to go be a witness at Marla and Ralph’s wedding!



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