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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uccelletta

feeling grateful about all THIS and hopeful for the future!



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uccelletta's Life List

  1. 1. --------------- RESOLUTIONS ---------------
    13 cheers
    3 people
  2. 2. journal weekly
    3 entries . 67 cheers
    6 people
  3. 3. Mind over Matter: look my very best
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    1 person
  4. 4. weekly play day
    12 entries . 78 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. walk more
    5 entries . 56 cheers
    660 people
  6. 6. weekly write a to do list with 10 important things on it and do them
    38 entries . 44 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Read in a foreign language one hour per week (not English)
    23 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. stop letting guys determine my happiness.
    2 entries . 70 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. strengthen friendships
    37 cheers
    16 people
  10. 10. Record the postcards I send
    14 entries . 13 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. when I do something for the first time, record it
    7 entries . 16 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. --------------- GOALS ---------------
    3 cheers
    39 people
  13. 13. Develop 3 good habits
    3 entries . 53 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. spend less time on the computer - 2hrs a day at the most
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Write a letter to myself that I'll open in 5 years
    2 entries . 48 cheers
    146 people
  16. 16. Run to Rivendell
    3 entries . 63 cheers
    0 people
  17. 17. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    12 entries . 24 cheers
    7,806 people
  18. 18. write 50,000 words
    2 entries . 20 cheers
    2 people
  19. 19. List 100 quotes I like
    28 entries . 25 cheers
    32 people
  20. 20. Read 1,000 books
    58 entries . 37 cheers
    270 people
  21. 21. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    245 entries . 9 cheers
    2,671 people
  22. 22. Complete a seven-day detox
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    2 people
  23. 23. see the northern lights
    2 entries . 21 cheers
    19,115 people
  24. 24. Improve my Italian
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    169 people
  25. 25. take better care of my teeth
    21 cheers
    573 people
  26. 26. post 43 pictures of where I live (Augsburg, Germany)
    4 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Explore 10 new cafés
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    0 people
  28. 28. Watch 43 films I haven't seen before in 2014
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Celebrate what 43T has been to me
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    6 people
  30. 30. Stay in touch with 43 thing friends :-)
    2 cheers
    21 people
  31. 31. Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    55 people
  32. 32. Hang out here till the lights go out.
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    29 people

How I did it
How to walk the Camino de Santiago
It took me
39 days
It made me
awestruck


Recent entries
Hang out here till the lights go out.
Good Night!

I have an early morning tomorrow (which actually will give me time to check in again before today is over in other parts of the world) so I am going to bed now. I am hoping for more days here, but I am very grateful for what we got. It does feel like stolen time.

To all of you still out there: have a happy Sunday afternoon/evening/Monday morning (I am hoping I am getting all the time zones here …). See you tomorrow!



Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style
Celebrating in the old style

Well. Here I sit, it is evening where I am. THE eve of, so to speak. For the fun of it, I googled “celebrate in the old style” and this is one of the pictures I got. I will be going to bed with this in my mind, a little sad that a GREAT party has to end. But I know that we will meet again at a different party. And since different is always only different and never worse, I will be happy with that. I am raising my glass with all of you out there! See you on the other side (site!?).



Celebrate what 43T has been to me
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And now on to the hard part. This will be one of my very last entries, though I will be around until the very end to celebrate some more.

I have been thinking about what this site means to me a lot over the last months, ever since we heard about it closing down. Reading about how sad a lot of you are and feeling how sad I am is a pretty good indicator what this site means to me. I had a different account before this one and I am guessing I have been around here for about seven years or so. This might have been an on-again-off-again kind of relationship, but we always found our way back to one another. I was on here most when I was feeling happy and healthy, though also the other parts made it on here one way or another as well. I have completed a small number of goals, the most life changing one definitely being my walk to Santiago. I have figured out what the hell I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I have posted my favorite 43 pictures of Falun, Sweden. I have become a vegetarian and gotten another tattoo (and another). I knit socks for my dad and celebrated some birthdays with you guys. I sent some cards out to some of you for the holidays last year. And throughout accomplishing those things, I alway had a space to think out loud and wonder and question.
Of my unfinished goals, some stand out to me. Stop letting guys determine my happiness – in some ways I am falling short with this. But I am not striving for perfect, just for good. And love is part of happiness. I can live with that. I will probably never truly achieve this, but it is a good reminder to see it on my list. Find at least one thing each day that made me happy … I have never managed to do it every day, but I am so much more aware today than I was then. I am grateful every single day.

Many of you have said this before, but bare with me when I say it again: the people. I am celebrating all of you. And all of the ones that aren’t here with us anymore, for whatever reason. I have never been the most active commenter, but the big and small stories of your lives have touched and inspired me. Seeing so many kind-hearted, gentle and driven people makes me believe that the world is a good place. So here’s to all of you and your loved ones. I know, a lot of us are going to eventually find our way to popclogs or the refugee or facebook, but it still seems a good occasion to say thank you also to you. When I wrote out my thank you to the Robots earlier today, I did really mean it. Then again, all of you are the ones that made 43things what is is, at least to me. They gave us the space, but we filled it. And I think we did good.



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