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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viobiobaby helps...

Baby takes a while to learn a new task. I am there to help her. 3 weeks ago


viobiopatience when learning

I want to know things now. I want to have the good habits now. I want the new perspective now.

I acknowledge what I want. It is legitimate to want. And I take a deep breath and make the small necessary steps. 3 months ago


viobiopatience challenge

Rushed with the dishes. Broke a favorite mug. Rushed with the clean-up (unable to make eye contact with anyone because it took all my effort to try to be patient with myself.)

Forgiveness would be like a melting ice cube. Aaaahhhhh. 5 months ago


LadysocksThe Birds

When I was a kid, I liked to see the birds eat the food we put out for them, now I’m bacl ‘home’ I’ve started again, I had to wait until the birds learnt there was food for them, and slowly they are coming to the garden bed in front of the window. I feed them everything I can think of that they might like, mostly scraps of bread, some dry ends of cheese, and I render down any meat fat I cut off what I am cooking for the family.
When the boys aren’t around making noise, I see so much, I even saw 2 wood peckers today, at the same time. A PAIR.
It’s good for my soul, but it is definitely a patience game! 6 months ago


Ladysockshahaha

I just read the last entry to this….. I did make a whole host of things, hearts, cranes and a slightly dodgy ninja star and hundreds of puffy stars for the wedding center pieces. For one of our anniversaries I gave him a whole vase of paper cranes (large vase).

Surely this prove I AM capable of practicing patience when I want?

I just don’t like it… 6 months ago


viobiotoo patient?

I feel like I’ve put up with my annoying habit for too long. (My face is tense. If I relax, can I let go of this judgment?)

What I need to do seems soooo hard at the moment. Not sure what tools I have left. A nap? Tea? Call home? 11 months ago


Ladysocksorigami

The new boy is especially good with origami, he’s a teacher and used it with his students, I don’t have the patience for origami, but for him I’m going to try, I’ll make a whole host of things! 15 months ago


viobioEven frustrating friend brings out the best in a crisis

Friend was totally out of it this weekend. She called me for help. Although I started out as all action, I realized that what she needed was listening. I flexed the patience muscle. 16 months ago


Ladysocksslow and stead wins the race...

I know the more exercise I do the faster I will drop this weight, I know the less I eat the faster I will drop the weight, but I have to remember that niether of thise things are truely sustainable, sure I could go out running twice a day, but really I’m probably better to run once a day and so some Wii games than to run twice a day, I don’t want to end this tired and exhausted every single day. I’m on a ~1300cal a day diet, aiming for 1200, but probably not hitting it, still that’s not a lot of calories for energy purposes and with that I am feeling it a bit. The wall….the my body is eating itself just to be able to breath wall… Hitting it is fine, but crashing into it and burning in a pile of ruble is not. Slow and steady, completely sustainable healthy living, not a rapid loss ‘diet’...
Patience Grasshopper… 18 months ago


Ladysocksrunning

I like running, I really do, I want to be fit, the program says 3 workouts a week, but I want to do more, make it fast, truthfully I can’t I need to let my body recover between runs. I walk the days I don’t run and I have started eating healthily, but it all needs time….I’m so impatient… 18 months ago


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