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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listen to acoustic guitar music
Acoustic Guitar

I wish every Friday night my husband would play his acoustic guitar while I read a book and listen.

Read more books
Read More

I joined a 52books club where we read a book a week. I have been keeping up rather well. We share our book list online at a yahoo group.

Finish my stained glass wall
stained glass wall

We have an addition to the house that has different siding on it and it looks terrible. It is in the back yard between the breeze way of the house and the garage. The area is fenced and the dogs have access to this area at all times. Steve and I were talking about adding a decorated wall. We have two decorative posts from an old fireplace that was torn out and we purchased a mantel for this. We will attach this to the house and then do a treatment using paintings and colored glass to decorate the top. On the mantel we will put bird house that my husband has gotten over the years. This is mostly a private area so won’t be seen by many neighbors.

Overcome Shyness (read all 2 entries…)

My husband was shocked at how I overcame this so fast and really spoke up for myself while on vacation so I’ll consider this done. Unless I relaspe.

get over my fear of having a massage so I can get one.
I did it

I signed up for a 2 hour massage on our cruise and it was wonderful.

Overcome motion sickness
I did it

Using the accupressure bracelets, keeping food in my stomac and using Bonine (spelling?) kept me from suffering on our cruise, plane and car ride. Yeah!

Lose the fear of water (read all 2 entries…)
I did it

I went snorkeling at Chistmas Cove in St. Thomas. and it was fun.

Cycles of Prayers

I go through cylces with this one. I wish I would decide to just do this more often. Life seems easier when I’m in my praying cycle.

become a better mother, wife, daughter, friend, person (read all 2 entries…)
Who am I?

I’m 44. I took off a few years (24) to raise my children. “My childhood dream” Now I’m retired.

Retired only because returning to the work force at the age of 44 in entry level positions with children for managers was not how I expected to spend my adult years. It’s hard when you were the boss of your own company (our home) then to go back to work and need permission to pee….. Do I sound bitter, sorry.

I am enrolled in the University and I’m taking art courses. (All of them directed towards advertising, yuck…) except the one painting class where the professor is from the old school and has lots to teach.

What I really want to do is develop a company that is focused on older people either returning to work or changing careers. A place where they can all come together and offer their talents directed towards a common goal. (I wish I had paid more attention in business class)

So now I look at lots of art and try to improve my skills.

Make Firefox my default browser
That didn't take long

Okay so I just went ahead and did it. Since you don’t have to uninstall IE and it is easy to transfer all your bookmarks. I went ahead and did it…..

buy a digital camera

Just do it and post your photos to

drink less coffee
4 days

Okay I did this last year for 8 months. Not sure why I started drinking it again. But I did. But now I’m am on my 4th day without coffee. My headache is gone, I still get light headed and weak. But I know this will pass. I am not going to start drinking it again so I’m calling this finished.

go to the doctors (read all 2 entries…)
Doctors on Tuesday

I found a new doctor and went on Tuesday. I had to have some blood work done on Friday and I am still waiting to hear the results.

check off things from this list (read all 2 entries…)
Finished 3

I checked off 3 things today. Yeah!

keep a photo journal, flickr (read all 2 entries…)

I think that I update my flickr account enough now so I can alled this done. I’ll keep doing this.

try different foods

Now everywhere I go and there is something I haven’t tried. I try it…...

learn something new

Took a class to learn PS. It was fun

go to the doctors (read all 2 entries…)

I have finally made a doctors appointment for Tuesday. I hate the doctors. I think I should type up all my concerns so I can just hand it to him, since I know once I’m there I’ll say nothing and that I’m fine just here for a check up…....
But then I fear if I list all my concerns he will think of me as a hypochondriac.

I wish there was a way to combine all these on my livejournal. Or post to my 360 account.

"Simplify, simplify."
Son will finally be officially moved

Our son will be going to closing on his house on the 16th of May. Then he will be taking all his stuff out of my house and I will have another whole room to move our stuff around. I can hardly wait to really clean and get my rooms from being so overstuffed….

see the northern lights
See the northern lights

Bring my camera along.

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