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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Peggy Hill

I need to stop living my job and start living my life.

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Complete my renewal (read all 3 entries…)
All first drafts are Complete.... hooray!

Now I need to edit everything, complete the forms and assemble it according to the directions. I am going to feel so relieved when this is finished!

Complete the first draft of Component #3 by April 23

Finished the video clip for this. Now I have 4 pages of written analysis to complete.

Complete the first draft of Component #2 by April 18 (read all 2 entries…)

Spent hours editing the videoclip for this one, but didn’t get anymore writing done. Ugh!

laugh more (read all 2 entries…)

I laughed so much at the convention this weekend that at one point my stomach hurt. It was fantastic!

spend more time with my family and friends (read all 19 entries…)

This weekend I got to visit with a couple of college friends and a favorite professor. It was lots of fun.

I also talked to niece T and nephew T one the phone, which was very entertaining.

listen to more music. (read all 19 entries…)
Billie Holiday

Until a couple of weeks ago, I never had a strong opinion of Bille Holiday music. I had respect for her and had listened to a few songs, but that was it. A couple of weeks ago, I borrowed one of her CDs from a friend and I am completely hooked. Her singing is so expressive and passionate and I love the repertoire of songs that she sings! Double thumbs up to Bille!

Score below 26 (read all 28 entries…)

Today’s Score

Complete the first draft of Component #2 by April 18 (read all 2 entries…)
Half Way

Score below 26 (read all 28 entries…)

Today’s score is 37. I am making steady progress!

Score below 40 (read all 3 entries…)


Practice my presentation at least two times by April 15 (read all 2 entries…)

Need to borrow an LCD Projector to practice with the next time.

listen to more music. (read all 19 entries…)
Swamp Pop

Never heard of this style before, but I do think it is an interesting sub-category!

Practice my presentation at least two times by April 15 (read all 2 entries…)
Practice #1

I practiced it for the first time and it was too short. I need to further develop a few concepts and build in more audience participation.

Work harder, but less
No Work During Vacation

I am amazed by this, but I didn’t do any work during vacation.
Normally I can’t stop thinking about work but I successfully cast it aside. To make up for it, I need to work extra hard and be very focused tomorrow.

eat better and exercise more (read all 15 entries…)

For the past four weeks, I have exercised at least ten minutes each day! It took me awhile to form a routine but I finally did it. There were many days that I exercised even more. I decided to ride the stationary bike as soon as I wake up. When I went away for a couple of days, I walked for at least 10 minutes each day. Even though 10 minutes may not seem like much, it is doing wonders for me.

learn to play the harmonica (read all 12 entries…)
Piano Man

Yes, after many requests by my family, I am finally working on “Piano Man.”

Score below 40 (read all 3 entries…)

I am stuck on 40 and just can’t score lower! Ugh! I guess that I just need to be patient.

Attend at least 6 live, professional performances in 2012 (read all 13 entries…)

Got to hear a variety of blues, second line and funk bands this weekend. It was awesome!

Score below 40 (read all 3 entries…)
Almost there

Be more "Arizona" (read all 2 entries…)
Almost There

I think that I have been attaining this goal most of the time. I have been much more relaxed and thoughtful. At work I have been calmer and less flappable. I have been trying to move at a steady but slower pace, which has been working most of the time.

The next two weeks will determine whether I have truly achieved the goal. Thursday is the first day of my busiest work week in several months. If all goes as planned I am scheduled to work 65 hours, but if anything goes awry if will be even longer.

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