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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become fit and healthy (read all 4 entries…)
Trimming the snacking

Not indulging as much and starting another exercise class.

stop biting my nails (read all 2 entries…)
Making progress.

They’re a little longer. I have a pic of nice nails on my phone to remind me.

become fit and healthy (read all 4 entries…)

2x/week. It’s fun! Now I just have to trim the snacking

find a fulfilling job
It has potential

Not the world changer, but I’ve made some important contributions in a short time.

stop being a people pleaser (read all 2 entries…)
Found my voice

I don’t speak foolishly but I do speak up.

make more money
Got a job!

It’s temp to hire. Hopefully it will work out into full time:)

Get another degree
Taking classes

One at a time

learn to play piano
Found an app

We’ll see what happens

become fit and healthy (read all 4 entries…)

Pepsi next is pretty tasty :)

grow a garden of herbs and vegetables
When we move

Saw a portable composter. Would love to recycle and make plants happy.

stop being a people pleaser (read all 2 entries…)
Making progress

Started therapy and reading “choice theory”. Good stuff

go on a cruise (read all 2 entries…)

Disney cruise. It was really great:)

become fit and healthy (read all 4 entries…)

Using keeps me paying attention to what I’m eating.

be a good role model for my child

Taking Love and logic classes. Amazing stuff!

go on a cruise (read all 2 entries…)
In 3 weeks!

Can’t wait!

get more organized
Making progress

Getting ready to move has forced me to be less cluttered cause I have to keep the house show ready at all times. Found -yeah!

sell my invention
What would be helpful?

I’m not sure what I’d like to invent, but as a mom, I want to come up with something that makes life easier for other parents. I’m looking for inspiration – I think I have an idea, but I’m not sure how to put it together.

stop biting my nails (read all 2 entries…)
If only they weren't attached to my hands...

I’ve bitten my nails since I was a kid. It is SO hard to stop – heck, they’re attached to my hands 24/7! I’ve quit before and it’s getting easier, but my downfall is when I’m not paying attention. If I’m reading a good book or studying – boom, they’re gone.



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