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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How I did it
How to restore our new appartment in one month with the budget we have
It took me
5 months
It made me

How to express my anger directly to the people who have aroused it in me
It took me
12 months
It made me

How to find a new job
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

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Recent entries
prepare beuatifully enough Xmas for my toddler
great Xmas

This year everything went smoothly – despite a lot of work I had to do, there was no stress and no pressure. I deliberately decided to skip the big cleaning, and did not worried about special decorations (the one from the last year was still ok), so we baked together with my toddler son some gingerbread and a lot of other easy made cookies.
And the day went great, we had snow, all arrangements went in very relaxed manner. He even enjoyed our traditional Xmas soup (which was quite hot and sour) and endured the whole dinner at the table.
but the best part, of course, was the joy after seeing the presents. He did not know what to expect of that strange decorated tree in the corner of the room and now there they were – big colourful boxes :-)
Even one would be enough, but it was hard to keep down one´s own enthusiasm for buying him something special.
(The goal for next year will be to keep the count of all the presents down to max. 3 – including all visitors and grandparents.)

spend a night outside

it was quite difficult for the first time and surprisingly, it is not getting any easier (I was like 4 times for night out since my baby was born).
but I totally enjoyed it, while it lasted, altough the sleep pattern seemed to perfectly copy the one I left home with his dad…

find mom-mate (read all 2 entries…)
mom mates all around, but few soul mates

it came to me that it is much easier to find mom-mates once your child starts to walk and thus you can attend playgrounds.
we found many mates, but each suited only for some sort of activities. but still, it is getting better and better and our social life is expanding.
and what´s more: my best friend is expecting so I can expect to have mom-mate soon enough :-)

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