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 5 things

How I did it
How to get my own apartment
It took me
2 months
It made me

How to fall in love with someone who makes me laugh
It took me
25 years
It made me
joyfully contented.

Recent entries
lose weight (read all 3 entries…)

A few years ago, I gained a lot of weight. Over about a year’s time, I lost about 40 lbs of it, and I have kept it off. Yay!

I would like to lose about 25 more. In the last month, I’ve lost 4 pounds.

I eat reasonably healthy (i.e. I try to be conscious BUT pizza happens; tofu doesn’t) but introducing more exercise has really been helping. The elliptical and I have been seeing a lot of each other.

learn to cook. Really cook.

This thing seems like a lifelong endeavor!

I have a few cookbooks and I haunt the blog A couple of days ago I made gnocchi and chicken sausage in a tomato cream sauce…, progress! (From being able to make…sandwiches.)

find a church home (read all 3 entries…)

I’ve found a place I like that I’ve been going to for a little over a year. I want to become a member and make that commitment but I just get a little skittish. What does being a member of a church mean? What will I bring to the community? What will the community bring to me?

...I need to get over my commitment-phobia, but I’m not sure how.

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