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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Peggy Hill

I need to stop living my job and start living my life.

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Peggy Hill 2 years ago

Peggy HillAt the shop

At this very moment!!! 2 years ago

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Peggy Hill31

Progress in the right direction! 2 years ago

Peggy HillAunt Award

I think that I may deserve an aunt award by the end of this summer.

At the beginning of the summer, my husband and I spend a week at Disney with one set of nieces and nephew. Then we spent a weekend at the beach with another set. Today the third set of nieces are spending the day at our house playing video games. And finally, next week my oldest niece will be staying with us for a week.

I miss out on so much of their lives during the year that I make a strong effort to see them in the summer. But this summer has included an impressive amount of time with them, especially when you consider that the ones located closest to us are 120 miles away. 2 years ago

Peggy HillShelves

I bought and put together a new set of shelves for the linen closet. Now I need to take everything out and organize it! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill34

Back to 34 I go… ugh! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill#7

Tonight I listened to an excellent guitar/singer and bass player duo near my hometown. They had a wonderful folk sound. It was lots of fun. 2 years ago

Peggy Hill 2 years ago

Peggy HillNiece Visit

My niece is visiting for a week later this summer. I am so excited! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill#6

The goal for the year has been achieved, but I think that I will continue to maintain the list until the end of the year just to see how many I attend.

Performance #6 was by a band called Funk Station. While they did not play one funk song during the two sets that we watched, they were an outstanding and extremely entertaining Southern Rock band that played at a townie place called Your Mama’z House with a river as the backdrop. We had a great time! 2 years ago

Peggy HillI Survived

I survived Sea World and Disney with the nieces and nephew. I should be nominated for Aunt of the Year….. Seriously! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill#5

Saw Leroy Jones in NOLA. It was INCREDIBLE. 2 years ago

Peggy HillStill

Maintaining 2 years ago

Peggy Hill29!!!!!!

I finally broke the “30” barrier! Now I need to maintain. 2 years ago

Peggy HillJob

I honestly think that after all of these years, I have finally gotten my job in perspective. It is important,but it isn’t me and is not the most important thing in my life. I hope that this can continue. 2 years ago

Peggy Hill31

I feel like I am never scoring below 30. Ugh! 2 years ago

Peggy HillFront Number

My “front number” of my age recently changed so now is the time to have the best decade of my life thus far! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill32

Ugh! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill31

Back to 31 it is… 2 years ago

Peggy Hill33

Seems like this is going to be a long cycle of three steps forward followed by two steps back. Guess that I just need to stay positive. 2 years ago

Peggy Hill30

Finally getting closer to the goal! 2 years ago

Peggy Hill31

Not bad! 2 years ago

Peggy HillRetirement

I know several people that have retired recently or are in the process of retiring within the next 2 months.

The ones that already have retired look great and constantly talk about all of the things that they always wanted to do, but couldn’t while they were working. Some of those things include traveling, fishing, participating in sports, working out more often, reading, volunteering and playing musical instruments.

The ones that are retiring soon are prioritizing what they are going to do first. While I understand that setting goals for this time of their life is important, I begin to wonder why so many people wait so long to do these activities that make them so happy.

Money isn’t a reason because most people have less money when the retire or at least are concerned enough about their financial future that they don’t waste it.

I asked a few people and they said that time was the issue.

Time? Really?

Many of these people work 7.5 hours a day and time prevents them from fishing, golfing, volunteering and working out? I think time is the best excuse, but not the reason.

I wont be retiring for at least 17 years, but I plan to keep things in perspective by doing as many of my retirement activities as possible…. Now.

Why wait? 2 years ago

Peggy HillWork Conflicts

Ugh! This club looks perfect for me… They have so many members that they have 2 meetings per month. (on the same book) Unfortunately, I have work conflicts with both of them this month. :-( 2 years ago

Peggy Hill 2 years ago

Peggy Hill32

Finally made some progress! It’s not much but I will take it! 2 years ago

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