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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Celebrate Discardia 3-19 to 4-5-08


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~*Serenity*~I knew I would take this in to May

and was pretty certain it would be the end of the month by the time I’ve finished.

I have gone through all the boxes that I left packed when I moved here. The kids and I went through all the books and toys of theirs packed away.

OH my goodness what a chore, but so worth every sweaty drop as well as every tear.

I found somethings I thought were gone forever. I have a large Rose Quartz crystal: OH how happy I am to have found that. I just figured I had lost it in the move some how.

Also I found my pink bear. OHHHHHH, I got that when I was 14 for Christmas, I was kinda of heart broken these past two years. I’ve looked every where for it. {NOT a well known Seren oddity. That silly bear that once was soft and cushy. Was held oh so tightly in my life, so many tears cried on him.. Yeah even though he’s pink. When I got the cartilage pierced in my ears, the bear with arms open made a perfect pillow with the ears not being touched. I’m a grown woman and still attached to a pink bear that bore all my sorrow and pain}

I found him in the bottom of a box. I also found all those darn letters from AJ. Yeah, I was kinda tempted to read some, he had an AMAZING ways of explaining his feelings. Instead I tossed the whole folder into the trash.

OH my word, I found this ballerina girl from a jewelry box I had when I was ten. She has black hair and used to have a pink tutu. {that’s been off for a while now} But I found her, I was just wondering where I had lost it.

See my childhood comforts are coming to the forefront. I see the next internal workings are going to deal with childhood issues.

This discardia for me is almost over. There are still two boxes that I just shoved fuller. I’m not into going through those yet.

Whew almost done. I can’t do a material discardia with out an internal one and each one I complete sets up what the next will be about.

“This is why I love it so much” 6 years ago

madamwittyOut with a bang

Today’s the last day, and, after having nothing the whole time, I’m going out with a bang. I’ve filled five (small) bags, which is quite a bit considering I do decluttering on a regular basis. Among other things, I’m donating:
  • a sparkly red dress (which I never wear because it doesn’t really flatter me. But…red sparkly! For now I am keeping the matching shoes, which always get compliments when I wear them.) And other clothes.
  • Some books I have already read once and won’t read again.
  • A medium-size stockpot which I’d forgotten I even had because it was shoved way to the back of the cabinet.
  • Some (inexpensive) jewelry I never wear, and about half of my hairclips.
  • A few games and DVDs (which require DH’s permission, which is usually hard to get!)

Maybe I’ll throw in a few more items before Discardia is over.

Plus! I finally admitted I am never going to use that box of Nutty Nuggets cereal (like Grape Nuts) and threw it away. 6 years ago

madamwittyOooh, Discardia starts today

I had forgotten! 6 years ago

~*Serenity*~It's Discardia time again.

Calissa My Angel… Are we ready for this one.

I started early these past couple days. I did the final paper work go through.

I know there is still a box {somewhere} of old letters and pictures I seriously need to go through.

I did clean my computer {more deeply this time}

I deleted a ton of old emails, IM’s, pictures. I want all and every thing that even smacks of me crying to be destroyed.

This entire year for me is about getting rid of and letting go of. I talked to my X {the kids dad} last night for a long time. Conversation went as they usually do.

Hearing about work, the doctors… How Szymanski is messing him around with comp. He asked how I was, “peachy, how are you?” not another thing mentioned about me.

He has no idea that my car has been in the shop for 6 days now.

Talking to him just opened up some things for me. Even though I never talked about me. Old hospital life, old friends, home.

Well, let discardia begin again, with vigor. 6 years ago

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