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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uncreative_creative's Life List

  1. 1. stop lying
    2 entries
    984 people
  2. 2. gain 20 pounds
    2 entries
    208 people
  3. 3. be more creative
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    1,729 people
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gain 20 pounds (read all 2 entries…)
one month later

Well, I got sick, and started working full time as an intern at a design studio. So my ability to eat and work out as much as I had hoped has dwindled, and so has my weight. I have slipped from 178 to 170 in a month. I’m trying to put it all back on, pushing myself to 172 this week. I can’t to organize myself better, to make time for workouts and more frequent eating habits.

stop lying (read all 2 entries…)
a month in.....

well, after deciding to rid myself of lying to those around me. I am happy to say I am making some progress. I’m owning up to things if I screw up, I’m not embelishing facts to others. Well, for the most part. It still happens every now and then, but when I do, I try to correct myself not just internally, but to the person I said it to. I have met someone great, and I don’t want to be lying or deceitful to her. She doesn’t deserve it, she is too amazing.

be more creative
a graphic designer who is struggling with creativity

Yes, you read it right. I work as a graphic designer. I was never trained in any way with art or photography. I basically developed the basics myself, then went to college for design. My teachers expected me to have an advanced grasp of art and design, which I obviously did not. I just have troubles getting my creative brain moving. I always eventually get there, but in this industry, time is money, and I need to work faster with my ideas development.

I’m looking into taking some art and photography classes in the new year, and once I settle into my new job, start making time to draw, and develop at least ONE new idea a day.

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