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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attend confession monthly.

Talking to a priest after a thorough examination of conscience (, helps me to become a better person that makes people around me happier even as I bring myself closer to God.

Visit the Library
Start reading again.

I used to be a voracious reader, but since having a baby, getting married, returning to school, and returning to work I have just not been reading very much. I sold a lot of my books recently. I would like to start visiting the library. My goal will be to check out and finish reading two books each month.

lose twenty pounds
Losing weight

I weighed 210 pounds after giving birth to my son in May 2008. Now, in April 2009 I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 155. However, I want to look HOT. By September 12, 2009 I want to weigh 135 pounds. I will accomplish this goal by doing 30 minutes of cardio each day, strength training every other day, and eating in between 1200 and 1800 calories each day. I have stopped dieting and losing weight for quite a while now, and although I celebrate not gaining weight, I am dissapointed in myself for losing momentum. I need to focus on how nice it will be to have cute new clothes, a proud husband, and a more fit and athletic body that I am happy to show off at the beach.

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