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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  1. 1. Open a coffee shop
    2 team members . 1 entry . 3 cheers
    357 people
  2. 2. Make more friends
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    5,510 people
  3. 3. Fall in love
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    27,212 people
  4. 4. Landscape my yard
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    299 people
  5. 5. Master GTD
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    28 people
  6. 6. be rich
    3,218 people
  7. 7. Take a cruise to Alaska
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    124 people
  8. 8. Keep a journal
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    3,725 people
  9. 9. master Ruby on Rails
    113 people
  10. 10. Live Marknosis
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    4 people
  11. 11. Master Javascript
    56 people
  12. 12. learn thai
    202 people
  13. 13. Master CSS
    711 people
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open a coffee shop
Back to the drawing board

Andy and I had a very ambitious goal for our first shop. We selected a top-shelf location, designed our dream menu, and aimed for the stars. We got so very close, but the location we selected was new construction, and the project has been shelved for at least a year.

So, we’re back to the drawing board. I don’t think there are too many other locations in town that will support the “all-inclusive” idea. Well, there are a few, but they are likely not interested in talking to the likes of us.

Our new plan is to scale back and focus on what we do best: serve the best damn cup in Charlotte. Yes, we’ll still have a few desserts, and yes, they’ll kick ass. But, the menu will be smaller and more focused, and so will the message. Not only will this reduce the cost to open, but it will help to keep our focus in the market.

Once we open, everyone will know our mantra: Charlotte’s best coffee. Period.

Get a new wheelchair (read all 5 entries…)
My new wheelchair is officially ordered

Wahoo! I got a call from Chessapeake Rehab (my equipment supplier) the other day, saying that insurance approved my new wheelchair and the order has been placed. From here, it should be 4-6 weeks before I am sitting in my new, stylish ass-dilac.

Get a new wheelchair (read all 5 entries…)
Saw the Physiatrist

Today, I saw my physiatrist, who is making several referrals for me. First, I will be starting therapy again. Second, I am going to go to the MDA clinic to be evaluated. And third, I am going back to see Vicki about my new chair, this time armed with doctor’s orders. ;)

So, I’m on the road again!

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