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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I'm doing 7 things

How I did it
How to complete the 90 day Artist's Way journey "Walking in this World"
It took me
97 days
It made me
Happy to be alive.

How to complete "The Artist's Way"
It took me
365 days
It made me
Very happy...

Recent entries
get rid of one thing every day (read all 30 entries…)
Severe catch up for this goal...

For August 17:

1. 1 solar panel charger (sell)
2. 1 bluetooth headset
3-8: 6 permanent markers
9: 1 tiny screwdriver

For August 16:

1. 1 flashlight
2. 1 cell phone
3. 1 cell phone charger
4. 1 cell phone data cable
5. Padlock
6. Painter’s spatula
7. A lock pick
8. Another padlock
9. 1 stapler

For August 15:

1. The big box behind the chair (so I can put my clothes basket there instead)
2. A meditation stool (give away)
3. A wall map
4. 1 paior of earbuds
5. A bunch of pictures and plans from the beginning of the year
6-9: 3 workout shirts

For August 14:

1. a bunch of hexagonal tools that have been superseded by other stuff
2. a milk crate I once used and never do anymore
3. Color inkjet refill kit that I had for years. I only use black and white
4,5. 2 boxes of diskettes.
6. 1 memory chip from a computer I don’t own anymore
7. daytimer refill
8. 1 superglue package (return to the store)
9. 1 pair of headphones

For August 13:

1-3: A bunch of computer CDs to be destroyed
3-7: A bunch of computer CDs to be given away
8: Old memory for old laptops
9: 1 CD holder

For August 12:

1. 1 work-out shirt
2-5: 4 closet organizer thingies
6-7: 2 pairs of shoes
8: 3-to-2 electrical prong adapters (3)
9: 1 watch band

For August 11:

1. 1 old cleaning brush
2. 1 box of staples
3. boxes of pencil leads
4. Organizer box for screws
5. 1 accordion wallet
6-9: 3 memory cards and their cases

get rid of one thing every day (read all 30 entries…)
August 5-7 Items to give away

Uh-oh! I’ve fallen behind quite a bit in this month-long quest for clarity, simplicity and renewal. So, without further ado:

1. 1 Camera (won’t use it as much as my main one)
2. 1 clothes hamper (like it, but have another one)
3. 1 Book holder
4. 1 small white canvas bag
5. 1 USB drive, unopened (slate it for a gift in my gift box)
6. 1 unused pocket knife (give to a friend who likes these things)
7. 1 book
8. 1 quartz candle holder (slate it for birthday gift)
9. 1 Gift wrap (will get rid of all of it with the above presents

For the backlog:

August 6, 2013:

1. 1 USB Wifi Antenna (sell)
2. 1 mala bracelet
3. 1 pendant of some sort that I don’t know where it came from
4. 1 drawstring pouch
5-6. 2 donation envelopes (I kept them around till I was actually going to make the donations, and I did them and there, that gets rid of them. I won’t count the stamps…)
7. A ton of stuff to recycle from my memories box
8. A ton of stuff to scan and discard from my memories box
9. Labels and post office stuff to return

August 5, 2013:

1. 1 gift bag
2. 1 CD I bought impulsively
3. 1 postcard
4. 1 red ribbon (don’t know where it came from)
5. 1 Wrench (have other multi-tool now)
6. 1 glue stick
7-8. 2 lithographs
9. 1 foam cushioning thingie

Still need to catch up for August 4 and 3… meaning 27 more items tomorrow! :-)

get rid of one thing every day (read all 30 entries…)
August 2 catch up (with August 1 items too)

August 2 catch up:

I’ve fallen off the bandwagon for the last few days as far as keeping up my daily 9-items to give away, so I’m looking to catch up today.

For today:

6 books to give away / drop off at half-price books
1 book to give as gift
1 new filler for a day-timer that I don’t use
1 set of vacation-planning books (give back)

For Yesterday

1 Unused electric toothbrush (sell)
1 unused travel waterpik / waterflosser (sell)
1 unused bicycle seat (sell)
2 pairs of Vibram five-finger shoes (sell)
1 bicycle panier (sell)
1 bicycle thingie-holder (sell or give away)
1 laptop computer (not using-give back to original owner)
1 laptop computer carrying bag (ditto)

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