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 15 things
 

mipa30's Life List

  1. 1. stop drinking
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1,417 people
  2. 2. drink more water
    20,173 people
  3. 3. Learn to play the drums
    3 cheers
    2,027 people
  4. 4. fall in love again
    1 entry
    1,974 people
  5. 5. drive on the motorway
    10 people
  6. 6. watch more sunrises and sunsets
    8 people
  7. 7. live in the moment
    2,077 people
  8. 8. flamenco
    18 people
  9. 9. bake more cakes
    26 people
  10. 10. see the good in people
    48 people
  11. 11. meditate daily
    1 cheer
    4,819 people
  12. 12. exercise every day
    961 people
  13. 13. lose weight
    42,100 people
  14. 14. stop smoking
    3,499 people
  15. 15. Be more organised
    1 cheer
    734 people
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fall in love again
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I had a 8 year relationship with a lovely guy but I wasn’t ready for commitment. Sometimes I look back on our relationship and think did I make the right decision?? But there were so many things I wanted to do yet, I wasn’t ready for babies and the suburbs which he wanted. Now I’m living in the country I always wanted to live in, doing the things I wanted to do but haven’t met anyone who comes close yet but I feel that I’m only getting over my ex. I know love exists but it seems so long since I’ve had those butterflies, the feeling of feeling completely safe and content. That feeling of complete trust and knowing that you would give everything up for that person and they would do the same. I’m ready to feel it again. But I’m glad that I’ve made some of my dreams come true even if I haven’t met the one yet.



stop drinking (read all 2 entries…)
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I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t had any time at all to post but two weeks and I’ve had one teeny slip up with a glass of champagne for a toast. But I’ve had several parties and nights out sin alchohol. The night starts off fine but when everyone gets hammered and are being stupid, it’s a bit harder to get involved. It’s hard because I know I’m the same person but I feel as if my personality has changed almost because I’m not how I was. I suppose I miss the way it allows me to disconnect for a while but I’m slowly finding other ways to do that. But i’m feeling better for it and my wallet definitely feels a lot fatter too!



stop drinking (read all 2 entries…)
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I have a stressful job in the week and don’t drink but I really let go at the weekend and end up feeling awful. I think most people can deal with the sort of escapism alchohol provides you with without thinking about it too much. I spend the next day analysing and regretting. I spent 2 years sober mainly because of the relationship I was in but since that ended I seem to have reverted back to my wild days. But hedonism has left me empty. The main reason I want to give up drinking is I feel that I am masking my problems with alchohol. I know that what I will find the hardest is socialising with people. There have been times where I have said that I’m not drinking and people have laughed in my face and bought me a drink. I feel like lying and saying I’m on medication just to avoid the pressure. How pathetic! Anyway this weekend will be the test for me. Have a party to go to.. Wish me luck! Reading about other people’s experiences and thoughts is really helpful and inspiring though.




 

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