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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prepare for my 20th Anniversary/Vacation


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Proud is ThankfulMade a DVD of twenty year's worth of photos

as a gift for Hubby. They play to the tune of “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman. I just love that song. Here are the words….

I Will Be Here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear,
I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
‘Cause I will be here.

I will be here when you feel like being quiet;
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying;
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we’ll be together,
‘Cause I will be here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear,
I will be here.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I will be here.

I will be here, so you can cry on my shoulder;
When the mirror tells us we’re older, I will hold you.
And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me;
I will be here.

I will be true to the promise I have made,
To you and to the One who gave you to me. 8 years ago

Proud is Thankfulgot a Spanx dealie to

wear under my dress. I wouldn’t call it an attractive undergarment, but it’ll make the dress look great, I’m sure. It’s called Power Panties – Isn’t that a RIOT! 8 years ago

Proud is ThankfulI found the MOST beautiful dress EVER!!!!

It’s a stretchy, black halter with a form-fitting empire waist inset made of lace over a flesh-colored slip. It has a swingy skirt for dancing and is actually comfortable, too. I just have to, now, go to Victoria’s Secret to get a special bra to wear with it. I also want to get some under-garment (not too granny-ugly, however) that wiill smooth me out a bit underneath, as it’s a little clingy. This dress is smokin’ hot!!!

I really hope Hubby loves it! The second night on the ship is a Formal Night and they’re going to announce our anniversary. I’m going to wear it that night. 8 years ago

Proud is Thankful2 more weeks 'til we cruise!

eep! 8 years ago

Proud is ThankfulYay! I told my boss about the days I need off

for my cruise and he basically said, “Great! No problemo!” 8 years ago

Proud is ThankfulI would LOVE to be a perfect size 8 and 15-20 pounds lighter by then!

Okay, I’ve proven to myself (over and over) that no matter HOW MUCH I run, I can still easily manage to eat enough calories to keep the weight I have and even to put more on!

I need a plan to lose weight. Hmmmmm….. 8 years ago

Proud is ThankfulPaid off the remainder

of the cruise. Now we just have to save up enough for shore excursions, tips, and souvenirs. Also for any clothes we want to buy beforehand. 8 years ago

Proud is ThankfulPacking list... for shore excursions

Net beachbag containing-
bug repellant
snorkel gear
collapsible cooler
underwater disposible camera
regular disposible camera
collapsible floaty-thingy
Pop-top water bottle for feeding breadcrumbs to fish underwater
water-moccasin shoes
Trip Journal and pen

Hmmmm. What else? 8 years ago

Proud is ThankfulIdeas for gifts...

Can’t say here in case Hubby reads this, BUT I think I’ve got some good ideas! One is something I should be working on a bit everyday. I think I’ll make it a goal to get started on this Monday! 8 years ago

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