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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update my wardrobe (read all 9 entries…)
Things are looking good

I’ve had several wardrobe successes in the past few months…

I’ve got all the extraneous junk out of the closet, so when I go in there to get dressed I can actually wear all of the items.

I’ve scored a couple really great finds from charity and second hand shops: an Alberta Ferreti backward wrap top, and a lambertson truex boxcar bag. I am thrilled about the latter!

I went to Nordstrom for a bra fitting. I actually went up a cup size! I picked up three new bras. Now my fitted garments look more sleek bra straps don’t fall down as much.

Getting the seamless undies was the way to go. Big improvement! (And I thought my backside looked like that becuase I needed to lose weight!)

I have resisted the pressure to buy those tunic tops that hit me at the widest part of my hip and make me look shapeless.

And finally…
People keep asking me if I’ve lost weight, but its really just that I’m wearing pants that fit.

Be a size 6 (read all 10 entries…)
Holding Pattern

When I first wrote about this goal in February, I promised to be a size 6 by May 1 or ditch the old size 6s in the closet. By April 1 I had lost 8 pounds regularly wearing two different pairs of size 6 pants. Then my dad got sick and things got stressful and…

Miraculously, here it is August and I only gained a couple pounds back and I’m still able to wear the two pairs of size 6 pants on “skinny days”.

So in the end, I did get rid of most of my size 6 items (all but a couple swank pieces for memory lane) as well as several size 10 items. So in a sense, I’ve met the goal.

But I still feel like I could be a little more trim (my backside is particularly discouraging in a bathing suit), so I’m going to stay on it and get back on the eating plan. I’ll also incorporate doing more yoga to deal with the stress.

Read all pulitzer prize winning novels (read all 3 entries…)
The Road

This book was so bleak that it was actually hard to take. At least its a fast read—it took me a day!

The writing is spare and stark. The story is filled with both desperation and tenderness. It is an incredibly moving book.

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