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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Devote one hour a week at least to working in the garden
Just remember

that they may seem like they’re spaced out enough when they’re little, but tomatoes grow like weeds!
I have three tomato plants and three small dwarf basil plants in a window box, and they’re getting way too big for the pots.

Problem is, they’re blooming and I don’t want to transplant them and kill the flowers/fruit.

So, just remember spacing if you’re planning on planting a garden.



run a mile every day
Don't give up

I started running two weeks ago, and I feel a lot better. I smoke, and I drink, and I’ve been pretty darn unhealthy most of my life. I always eat well (kind of have to living with 2 vegetarians), but drinking too much wine/beer has caused me to gain 20lbs in the past six months.

Since I started running, I’ve lost 6lbs. Not too shabby, and at least I know that I’m losing weight in a healthy way instead of a crash diet kind of way that will inadvertantly cause me to gain weight.

Thing is, yeah it sucks, but it gets better everyday. After the run (and a shower) I feel like a million bucks. And even though I’m not dropping the pounds as fast as I hoped, I look like I’ve lost 20, so I could really care less what the darn scale says.
I’m no where near the point where I want to be (endurance or weight…. and yes, I do care about endurance), but I’m patient…. and stubborn.



Make a gingerbread house (read all 2 entries…)
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Well, what can I say? If you like cooking, it’s worth it. Drinking wine while making it certainly helps, and don’t get frustrated if it collapses… you can always eat it. However, mine survived a car accident en-route to my friends’ grandparents house! Oh yeah, and you can never use too much icing!



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