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 21 things

How I did it
How to do the Couch to 5k running plan
It took me
9 weeks
It made me
amazed and glad

How to keep a clean house
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to walk daily
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
more observant

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Recent entries
record my dreams (read all 9 entries…)
seem to be spontaneously remembering

dreams more recently.

today I was in a two person canoe on the ocean.

we were paddling hard, in a race of some sort. there’s some strong momentum going and I look up to see that there’s a large mirror floating up ahead, that we’re coming quickly up to. this is apparently a sign to turn around and head back.

we do, and then I notice that we’re swamped. that my knees are just visible above the water in the boat. it’s nearly full up with water.

do core work every other day (read all 71 entries…)

21, 27, 21, 21, 55

week 3, day 1

visit the museums and galleries in my neighborhood (read all 7 entries…)
Art walk

Last summer the local art walk made the process of visiting multiple galleries in one fell swoop so so easy and delightful.

The art walk also became the occasion for a sort of ambiguous date that escalated a flirtation into something that was inadvisable, a little awkward, but also fun and delicious and fleeting.

The museums are still my go to places for meeting up with people and also for eating lunch from time to time.

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