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 32 things

How I did it
How to sleep less and live more
It took me
6 months
It made me

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Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do

I teach school, so every summer, I find myself re-evaluating, making more time for things I love, and spending more time with my husband who also teaches. Then school starts back up again, and it’s a job that always comes home with you—often in the form of actual work. So, I find that I have less time for everything else. That makes my personal relationships suffer as well as anything that I find enjoyable. I guess I should feel grateful that I have time off each year, and I do, but I just can’t seem to do my job well without allowing it to take over nearly every waking hour of my life!

get in great shape

My husband and I have committed to going to the gym 4 nights a week at 9:00 p.m. We live two blocks from the gym, so we can walk. We only spend half an hour, but it works well—not to difficult to fit in. Plus it tears us away from the TV and gives us some time together doing something good for ourselves.

Finish my family tree

This is truly never done, but I reach walls and then sometimes get over them with new information. I’ve also visited hometowns and graveyards. It’s nice to know where you come from, and it adds to my love of history.

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