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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Adar 1 month ago


Adar 6 years ago


AdarSeems that this goal will outlast 43T.

But that’s OK. I should carry something away with me, right? 1 month ago


AdarYeah, I'm counting this as "done"...

even though it turned out to be impossible. It was a good effort, and I am at 59 1/2 as healthy as I can be, given everything. 1 month ago


Adar 2 years ago


AdarThis was a good goal...

but now that I’m 59, I can see that I’m not going to get to 60 healthier than I was at 50. It’s just not possible. In retrospect, it was a pretty chutzpadik goal, since health is something we can lose without it being anyone’s fault.

I will be taking better care of myself than I was at 50, and that’s good. 1 month ago


AdarI think I've already done this, mostly....

This site got me through some of the biggest challenges I’ve ever taken on. But I had found in the last couple of years that too many of my new projects and goals were not appropriate for a public space, so my use of this site has dropped dramatically. I’ve made some lasting friends here, and I’m grateful for that.

Going to close out my goals and let it go. 1 month ago


Adar 9 months ago


Adar 8 months ago


AdarDone.

I accept the fact that it may not stay away FOREVER but I know how to deal when it shows up, and it shows up much less often than it used to. Basically:

Stretch.
Move.
Every day, without fail.

When trouble starts, stretch and move gently.

That’s it. 2 months ago


Adar 2 years ago


Adar 2 years ago


AdarNow I'm growing good food...

a vegetable garden doesn’t need to be big to provide you with a lot of good salad. Mine grows in four buckets on the back porch. 2 months ago


AdarAny news on this since?

You have my sympathy. Christmas is tough, tough, tough.

I would be tempted to say, Look, folks, it isn’t my holiday. It’s your holiday. I can be gracious about [insert boundary line here] but that is all I am willing to do.

But then I’d have to live with the consequences, whatever they are.

I don’t envy you the situation. 8 months ago


AdarSo far, so good.

I’ve only missed one day blogging during the move. I committed to this at the beginning of the month because i knew that with everything going on in my life this month, I was apt to ignore the blog altogether. I’ve built a nice little thing over there on wordpress.com (http://www.CoffeeShopRabbi.com) and I didn’t want it to die from neglect. Instead, some very interesting things are happening, since I’m writing mostly from exhaustion. That’s ONE way to get around the Internal (Infernal?) Editor! 8 months ago


AdarSigh

Well, I’ve done well but the stress of moving and packing and fixing up the new place is telling. I went to the chiro this week and he was able to help some—and 24 hours later, I was feeling it again.

One of the habits I need is to honor my body’s messages that it has had enough. It’s just hard to do that when there’s so much to do. 8 months ago


AdarI'm moving!

The big truck rolls on Tuesday morning. 8 months ago


AdarMazal tov!

Wishing your beautiful family many happy years ahead! 8 months ago


AdarIt's hard...

because I had piled up so much stuff, and I felt so frozen in the face of it, I hired an organizer to help me.

She was GREAT. She sorted like crazy, I sorted, and once I got moving, throwing out stuff and donating things was easier and easier to do.

I’m free! 8 months ago


Adar 2 years ago


Adar 9 months ago


AdarThe good and the bad

I have found a massage therapist who is very helpful. Win!

On the down side, the part of my leg that used to hurt is now numb. Granted, it doesn’t hurt but this is pretty weird. 9 months ago


AdarOnce I have gotten rid of things I don't use...

then I need to pack everything else.

Moving Day approacheth. 9 months ago


AdarMoving Day approaches

As soon as I have tossed the stuff I don’t use, I have to pack. After I pack, I have to Move.

The new place is wonderful. 9 months ago


AdarThis item has gone critical.

I’m moving in a month. Nuff said. 9 months ago


AdarMourning...

takes its own time.

You are more durable than it is. 11 months ago


AdarA little frustrating

I’m feeling my age, and many of the things I have been doing to “get healthier” have become things I do to avoid getting sicker. That annoys me.

I’m going to figure a way to do this with more joy. 11 months ago


AdarIn the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

by Dr. Gibor Maté – awesome reading.

I thought I was reading it for professional development, but now it seems I am reading it and learning a bit more about my own addictive leanings. Funny how that happens. 11 months ago


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