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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.

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Put my shoes away after I take them off


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I can find them when I need them. They aren’t in the way to trip over. This was something concrete to concentrate on and it now is second nature.

I’m proud of me! :-) 7 years ago

RDonnerThis has been going

remarkably well. I am pleasantly surprised. It is so much easier to handle the fewer number of shoes. I am, however, afraid to take it off the list just yet! If I finish out this month and still feel like I’ve got it under control, THEN I will mark it completed. 7 years ago


slippers count as shoes…AAARRRGGG! 7 years ago

RDonnerThis is going really well!

I am surprised at how well this is going. I take off my shoes and immediate put them in the closet. I am finding that I’m not wasting time in the morning looking for one missing shoe…or trying to find out where a pair might be. I’m going to leave it though. Last night I took off my shoes next to the bed, right in front of the closet…and didn’t put them in the closet! It would have take half a second to put them on the shoe stand. DUH! 7 years ago


I’m thinking about doing and experiment. My guess is that I wear only about 6-7 pairs of the shoes that I own…10 tops. I don’t really want to get into numbers, so let’s just say that I own quite a few more than 10 pairs.

The experiment? I am going to put all of my shoes in the spare closet. As I wear them I will transfer them to the regular closet. After 6 months…I have to allow for seasonal choices!...I will donate any shoes still left in the spare closet. 8 years ago

RDonnerI just put away

five different pairs of shoes from various locations in my house. This should not be that difficult! I had one pair in the kitchen, two under the dining room table where I sit, one in the hallway and one under the computer desk. It’s no wonder I can’t seem to find my shoes in the morning! 8 years ago

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