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 23 things

How I did it
How to sell all nonessential stuff on eBay
It took me
1 year
It made me

Recent entries
exercise daily (read all 2 entries…)
This has been going well -

I’ve been doing this consistently for 4 months. I signed up for a couple of classes at my gym – both 4 on 1 with a trainer. One is for kettlebell (which I highly recommend – I also recommend getting a certified KB instructor to show you how to do the exercises – I tried on my own, and the instruction has helped immeasurably) and another one that addresses general training and Olympic weightlifting techniques.
On off days of active rest, I take my dog for long (3-4 miles) walks – and also just go for walks myself.
I’ve lost 30 pounds since the first of the year – but more importantly, I can see where this is going, and that I have a lot of fitness goals that I can actually attain.

get fit (read all 2 entries…)
This has actually been going quite well-

For the last four months, I’ve been exercising fairly consistently, and then, in past month and a half, I actually got a trainer and have been able to do a lot of stuff I haven’t been able to do in ages (real push-ups, squat thrusts, etc.) And, she’s taught me a lot more about training that I can use in the future – very cool.

find a job i love (read all 10 entries…)
Submitted my resume and cover letter

It looks like a pretty awesome job – here’s hoping…

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