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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Have FUN with my kids and be more patient with them
Have FUN with my boys

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own things and in keeping the house clean that I forget to have fun with my kids! I want to connect with them and have fun with them, and not feel like I’m always frustrated with them for making a mess. My kids are so much fun to be around and to talk to, I want to enjoy them while they are still young! I am going to have fun with my kids every day and be more patient in the process!



STOP EATING AT NIGHT
make it a habit

Every night after the kids go down (around 8:00), I want to eat! I don’t think I’m actually hungry, I think it’s just my way of relaxing. I’ve always struggled with being hungry at night, but all I need to do is stop eating after a certain time and then it just becomes a habit and it’s easy to do! Lately I’ve been allowing myself a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich, or a mini bag of popcorn, but I just want to cut out eating after 8:00 all together because sometimes my “allowed treats” just lead to more snacking and make me more hungry. So my goal is to go 1 month without eating after 8:00. I’ll take a bath or play Guitar Hero instead.



eat healthy
no treats till Easter

I hate the way I feel when I eat crappy foods! I feel so good when I eat healthy and watch what I eat. I want to have at least 5 veggies and fruits a day, 2-3 dairy products, and take my vitamins every day. Once I stop eating treats and junk foods, I don’t crave them anymore. My goal is to not have any junk until Easter (I love my Cadbury mini eggs…)
I want to eat healthy foods for the rest of my life!



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