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 27 things

purplefibermom's Life List

  1. 1. just keep swimming
    6 entries . 41 cheers
    6 people
  2. 2. be more present with the people in my life
    9 entries . 86 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Improve our family diet
    2 entries . 44 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Plan my day the night before
    27 entries . 30 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. focus
    6 entries . 38 cheers
    466 people
  6. 6. have more energy
    6 entries . 36 cheers
    951 people
  7. 7. Embrace Gratitude
    4 entries . 29 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Renew & revitalize our marriage
    1 entry . 24 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. do a better job keeping in touch with my far flung family
    5 entries . 27 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. get rid of unnecessary possessions
    7 entries . 50 cheers
    814 people
  11. 11. spend more time outdoors
    3 entries . 39 cheers
    954 people
  12. 12. make our bedroom a refuge
    6 entries . 85 cheers
    9 people
  13. 13. redecorate my kitchen
    7 entries . 23 cheers
    11 people
  14. 14. clean out the garage
    12 entries . 55 cheers
    201 people
  15. 15. update my address book
    2 entries . 19 cheers
    31 people
  16. 16. make it through the teen years with my sanity intact
    9 entries . 43 cheers
    4 people
  17. 17. Write a will
    4 entries . 42 cheers
    758 people
  18. 18. cross 5 things off this list
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Double my income
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    48 people
  20. 20. purge the file cabinet
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. get rid of all credit card and consumer debt
    1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. throw a crazy party that becomes an annual event
    3 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. plant some flowers.
    1 cheer
    17 people
  24. 24. take a kettlebells class
    2 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. stop dressing like such a schlub
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. digitize and backup my life
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. learn python
    3 cheers
    855 people

How I did it
How to decaffeinate myself
It took me
3 days
It made me
Feeling more alive!

How to upgrade my phone
It took me
30 days
It made me
relieved and excited

Recent entries
make it through the teen years with my sanity intact (read all 9 entries…)
2 down, 1 to go

Youngest will be getting his learners permit next month. Goodness where has the time gone?

I still think it’s funny that teens adopt this as a goal when I added it as a goal to survive my own kids’ teen years lol.

get a graduate degree
I had many lame excuses

for not even attempting a graduate degree. I was too old, too busy, not smart enough, etc, etc, etc. Getting laid off in 2010 was my wakeup call and gave me the kick in the pants I needed. Yes – I’m old enough to be mom to many of my fellow students, but so what. I love being around them and I’m a much better student than I was in my undergraduate days. I had to do extreme pruning on my outside activities – so I’ve been away from 43things. Missed the fun and encouragement I found on here. Hope to be back regularly soon… I’ll be graduating in two months!

figure out what to do next (read all 2 entries…)
It took my forever to find my path, but I'm getting my Masters

degree in Statistics. Love being back in school and really enjoying stats with the application of technology (much more fun than when I was doing everything by hand back in the dark ages :D )

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