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 26 things

How I did it
How to find a meaningful job
It took me
4 years
It made me
Happy & fulfilled!

Recent entries
love it!

I think I’ve been taking classes for about 3 years now and this year I started performing! It’s great! Bellydancing has changed my life and most importantly, the way I see myself and my body. I always struggled with low self-esteem but taking these classes has really helped me find my beauty and my confidence. I’m grateful to my teachers and the women in my classes. It’s really empowering to be in a room with women of all ages and sizes dancing and looking beautiful. Yesterday we were asked to dance in the park for a fundraiser…it was wonderful!

dress well
evolution over time

a few years ago I went to a Burlesque Yoga workshop. the wonderful teacher, Little Woo, had us bring two items from our wardrobe: something yummy and something yucky. I realised then that I didn’t really have many yummy pieces and although I wouldn’t say that my clothes were yucky, they certainly weren’t yummy. I didn’t think much of this until a year later when I took another course with her and I recalled this exercise. I saw that my wardrobe had changed dramatically and I was now dressing myself very differently. I had begun to see myself as a canvas and that I could wear whatever I liked. I even started going to costume parties and building a tickle trunk, because it’s fun! Now I can say that I love my wardrobe and I love adorning myself and I love dressing up! Yay for yummy clothes!

be a great dancer (read all 2 entries…)
a few years on...

I’m still taking classes and loving every single one. Last fall, after a wild summer of going to music festivals I asked myself: “What do you want?” and a little voice said: “I want to perform!” Oh! OK! So I went about my business and continued taking classes and by December I got up on stage and performed and since then I have performed three more times! I now have a dance partner and a troupe name: Copper Moon and we’re putting together more music and moves for upcoming performances! Yay!

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