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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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Theskysthelimit1976 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976Where is it?

Having a really tough morning and I desperately want to shift from these feelings that are the antithesis of joy and bliss…. In my last entry I wrote…

Joy and Bliss are things far beyond survival….

Our perception of reality causes us to feel like we are lacking something… then we can’t experience joy and bliss

Feeling like you are not yet the person you want to be… can also prevent you from feeling your bliss and joy

DH and I had a fight last night. Stupid and short but I didn’t like the way either of us acted. I feel like I am lacking… what exactly… the ability to control my temper or to be the good example… I feel horrible I raised my voice with the baby inside of me and yes…I feel like I’m not yet the person I want to be… I feel pretty down on myself today… non-deserving of all the great things I have right now… Yuck. These are not great feelings. I know fighting is normal, and usually I just move on… but this time I don’t know… I can’t seem to forgive myself for participating in the argument… maybe it’s what I think he believes about me too… even though he apologized and told me he loves me.

All I can remind myself today is that imperfection is perfection. Everything is unfolding as it should. I am in the exact right place and time and space in my growth into me and just like anything else that develops and grows, it can’t be rushed or it doesn’t reach it’s most perfect potential. I am doing the best I can with what I’m equipped and I will continue to do all the right things I know I can and need to do to continue on my right path.

Here’s to having a better day and accessing some joy and bliss eventually. 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976Mediation

Joy and Bliss are things far beyond survival….

Our perception of reality causes us to feel like we are lacking something… then we can’t experience joy and bliss

Feeling like you are not yet the person you want to be… can also prevent you from feeling your bliss and joy…

Meditation…. becoming aware of your higher self will lead you to bliss…. 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976Upon waking

When I woke up this morning, it was pouring rain, torrents, banging on the house… and very dark. I made my decaf and headed upstairs to begin my day…. as I walked into my yoga/meditation/office/music studio, I was overtaken with a feeling of happiness for being awake and alive… it definitely teetered on the verge of what I’d call joy and bliss…. 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976Interesting

So I left my corporate job to finish my yoga certification and begin my career. Today, I had my first interview. While sitting waiting, I got an email on my phone from another studio asking me to teach prenatal yoga Saturdays at 11:30. Then, on my interview, the studio owner offered me two jobs, teaching prenatal yoga and mommy and me yoga! And asked me to lead a monthly guided meditation!!

Amazing! I got three jobs in one hour! :)

So I’ve had this goal here…. access my joy and bliss for a couple of weeks and I look at it and think… how? But something is shifting. Recently, a few people here have been commenting on my gratitudes… saying how alive they are… and I have to say… I have been feeling soaking wet with gratitude recently and that is filing the empty vessel inside of me that once contained my joy and bliss..

People are noting a change in me.. .. the woman who interviewed me today noted that I was glowing and overflowing with with “something” she couldn’t quite name it. But she loved my energy and wanted to hire me without even seeing me teach (she saw me assisting a class last week).

So I think it’s happening…. I am following my passion to help others find themselves through yoga, meditation and breath work. I am proud of my life’s work again! I’m starting to cry as I write this because I’ve known this for so long and I am now finally here to experience it!!

I am so grateful… so I’m realizing that one way for me to experience my joy and bliss is to follow my heart…. and I know the other is to “clean up shop” so to speak in my heart… and I’m working on that too! 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976Defining it

I don’t even know what this means entirely!

I just know I haven’t accessed it in a long while. I mean I’m happy! I feel good! I like my life…. but the joy and bliss have escaped somewhere… like I’m weighed down a bit.

My lack of spiritual engagement I’m sure has something to do with that, but Wren and I are starting a weekly 1/2 commitment to spiritual works starting tomorrow… I think it will help. When I’ve been most spiritual in my life is when I have accessed this spot in my soul.

Joy: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation

Bliss: supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment3 years ago


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