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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VericuesterWork less? Waste less time? Who knows.

Having struggled with academic and activist/emotional burnout the past year, I want to make sure I don’t face a similar experience again by surrounding myself with social support, potentially seeking therapy and learning how to manage my time/balance my life better. 4 years ago


biggest aim of 2007. so far so good 7 years ago

ToaryOne way to not burn out... to do something new every day (or so).

Today I will go to a reading. This is new. Not just the content of the reading. Me going to a reading itself is new.

I will take the bike. This is not new. But I will drive my bike a route I’ve never driven before. A new route. I’ve heard of this route yesterday and I will try it out for this occasion.

With my luck doing two new things on a single day will be so exhausting that I burn out more than ever ;-)

Or it will be so much fun that I can’t stop smiling until the upcoming weekend is over :-)

I think I’ll be heading for the smile… 8 years ago

dragonfly is somewhere dreamingletting everyone know

I am still alive and kicking. Well, wriggling more or less since kicking would actually hurt ::giggles::

As an update:

  • my husband knocked up his girlfriend and is looking to me as his escape
  • my condo fees went up more than my income affords
  • my back has been hurting like it has a vendetta against my body so sitting at the computer has been a literal pain
  • i miss everyone
  • my daughters are preteens officially in attitude (oh joy!)
  • still attempting to get proper medical assistance
  • car is now a debt that is more than it is worth
  • the ex-friend has made paying off my other car her last priority (she is supposed to be buying it)
  • three male friends I have talked to think I am ‘the one’ and won’t allow me to remain a friend but want more and are irritably insistent about it. arseholes.

having lamented and moaned I have had unbelievable favor

  • i have a probono-divorce lawyer appointment Thursday
  • funds have been pouring in from unexpected sources to cover the condo fee increase
  • i am still creative and it is growing exponentially
  • my kids are wonderful and healthy despite hitting puberty and acting like impish creatures
  • i have had anonymous benefactors footing my doctor bills
  • i have a friend who affirms and supports me

I am still tired.

Forgive me that I have not kept up with 43. Chances are I lost subscribers but it is understandable. I do hope everyone is well.

Ciao for now and not sure for how long,
dragonfly 8 years ago

nobodysperfectIt's precisely 4:14 am,

and my co-writer just left my place.

Talk about late work sessions. 8 years ago


Jeez. When I close my eyelids, I see PDF letters dancing and floating all around. I let you picture when I have my (mad, blood-injected, scary) eyes open.
And my co-writer is not doing very well with the screenplay, so I’ll have to handle it.
I just have to hang on till the 15th of may. The 15th of may, aka The Deadline of All the Deadlines. My god ! The 15th of may is like what ? tomorrow ? in an hour ? and so damn bloody many things to be done !!!!
¤screams and runs in circles, arms raised in panick¤
¤and then collapses¤ 8 years ago

dragonfly is somewhere dreamingno worries but

ouch. 8 years ago

dragonfly is somewhere dreaminga quote i came across tonite

“An oak tree is an acorn that held its ground.”Duplantis

found it written in a tattered notebook of mine from early 1997… i’m aholdin’... clinging tenaciously.

you know what, i think i am going to make it. 9 years ago

dragonfly is somewhere dreamingsimply

i am tired. 9 years ago

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