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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As a Phoenix Rising in San Luis Obispo is doing 2 things including…

Complete the 50 Questions that will free your mind

6 cheers


As a Phoenix Rising has written 55 entries about this goal

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

about 16

about 83

about 30

39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?

oh no. Each day traveling like this has been an adventure. not one day like the one before it. different challenges. all changing or reaching different parts of me in different ways.

46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

I don’t think its being judged that holds me back. I think its rejection, which is the outcome of being judged.

I think I hold back on responding to advances.

48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?

I love to travel to places and see museums and other ways of life.

I am fortunate to be traveling at this very moment. Tomorrow morning, i leave England and arrive in Genoa, Italy. I have the once in a lifetime experience of meeting an Italian family I am related to. Having Christmas with them will be extraordinary!

30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?

The memories that make me the happiest are ones of my Mom and me doing various things.

Happiest memories are of family times at the holidays.

49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?

Oh, Gracious, yes! How could I ever forget this trip? Or the days of Italy that are to come?

17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?

I haven’t coupled up in a steady, long term relationship in quite the way I would like since I divorced.

Why not? I see the quote to the side of the page here “It’s always something” by Gilda Radner.

Seems highly appropriate!

19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

Another state?
Let’s try Oregon.

Another country?
Let’s try Canada.

I’m at a point where I just want to keep things simple.

31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

When I believe, mistakenly or not, that someone loves me.

12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

LOVE is ALWAYS the answer.

As a Phoenix Rising has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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