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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grow more of my own food
A continual process.

So yes, I do grow more of my own food… but hardly any. We live in an urban context with only a front yard. We do our best with what we have. Gardening is one thing I’m certain of loving. I can’t wait to own a home and have more land on which to grow things… it’s just so damn satisfying. Winnipeg, here I come!

get into and finish teaching school
Finishing teaching school and my first year of teaching.

Was very painful and horrible. I still have hope for ‘education,’ but I seem to only like the idea of it in a true intentional community context with people having many teachers for different things… and being able to pursue what makes sense to them (without ignoring the perhaps detested yet necessary information they need to survive or pursue their ambitions).

I’m not sure how to be a teacher and feel okay about it. I’m not sure that I can do this job for any reason other than to make money while I try to find something better to do with my life.

Stop eating refined sugar
Stop eating refined sugar.

This means cane sugar, and probably a lot of other stuff. It does not mean fruit.


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