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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living the best life i can

I'm doing 6 things

How I did it
How to love and accept myself as i am, today
It took me
20 years
It made me

How to live life as it is day at a time
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to get a massage more often
It took me
2 years
It made me

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run a half marathon
something i never thought i would do!

The first time I trained for a 5k… I got 2nd place in my age group (it was a REALLY small town race). The second time, I had to start all over because I didnt keep up with my running. Well, I decided after this one to start run-walking, and prepare for a half marathon! It was SO much work… we ran 3 or 4 days a week for 5 months. The actual race, I completed in just under 3 hours. I wasn’t fast, but I did get my medal in a timed race! I was so proud of myself, and I ran 11th mile in the memory of loved ones I lost that year.. I was at the hardest point in the race, but crying as I thought of how meaningful it was to be doing it for them! I’m so proud of myself for conquering this challenge. I did a fun race, with a flat route…both of those factors helped!

Do the Couch to 5k running plan
Just finished Week 3!!!

Actually, my non-pod gave up on me halfway through, so i just ran longer intervals instead.. which makes me feel a little better prepared for week 4. i have my first 5k coming up during week 5 (I plan to stay at a steady jog for as long as possible)... my real 5k should be in september. and after that, it looks like on to freeway to 10k!! And after that, the half marathon… YAY! :)

live life as it is day at a time

i am finally working on this, thank GOD!! it took so long for my happiness to become my own priority. mostly because it had to get really serious before i paid it much attention. i’m taking the steps i need to take in order to ensure that things get better for me.. and i am finally learning to love and appreciate myself the way i truly should. i feel like i got this for a while, but once life got busy again, i went to the backburner. i’m discovering now, however, that if i’m not there for me, the rest of this life thing won’t work. so, its taking a lot of praying and ‘one day at a time’ steps.. but they are finally heading in the right direction!

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