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 25 things
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exercise 5x a week
dancing again...

I started dancing again : )
It counts.
I can tell a difference in my mindset at work and at home.
I take class 3 times a week, sometimes for more than 3 hours at a time. It just feels nice to be DOING something again : )

Learn ASL (read all 2 entries…)
I'm doing it!

WOO-HOO! I’m in the middle of a two week Beginning ASL class! I have really enjoyed it and the class has given me a better understanding of deaf culture and ASL pragmatics, semantics and syntax. I’m looking forward to signing with some of my students in the fall… I think it will help them and me, too, to get more acclimated to our classroom environment. Plus, I’ll get to take the second course in the fall!

make monthly happy lists (read all 7 entries…)
WEEKLY should be the operative word here....

but it hasn’t been..
in fact..
there’s been so much to be happy about lately
that i haven’t been writing it..
i’ve been in the middle of it.
which certainly is not a complaint.

here are some new things that i have thoroughly realized (once again, in some cases) make me happy…..

~ michael.
~ teaching little kids
~ autonomy v. interdependence
~ thunderstorms
~ books…lots of them.
~ snapdragons & gerber daisies
~ God’s idea of Jubilee
~ clementines

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