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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Desiree0105 in Florida is doing 18 things including…

identify 100 things that make me happy.


 

Desiree0105 has written 2 entries about this goal

my 100...

1. A movie that leaves me felling good.
2. Listening to my favorite music.
3. Reading a good book.
4. Playing games with my kids.
5. Going to the beach.
6. Picnic with my family.
7. A whole day outing with my family.
8. Falling in Love.
9. my kids smiles.
10. my kids laughter.
11. long walks by myself
12. cooking
13. looking through pictures.
14. Antiques
15. old building
16. Brick roads
17. old houses
18. flowers
19. animals
20. culture
21. nature
22. health
23. kissing
24. hugs
25. hot chocolate on cold days
26. the smell of a new book
27. a happy ending
28. a new born baby
29. memories of my grandfather Cecil.
30. memories of my grand mother Margette.
31. talking to friends
32. visiting Texas in the summer
33. reunions with old friends
34. memories of Emanuel Martines(grandfather figure)
35. love stories
36. justice
37. when my son was born
38. when daughter was born
39. seeing the sonogram of my daughter
40. hearing I was having a boy
41. Marriages that last longer than 50 years.
42. older couples that act like honeymooners
43. Mediation
44. a nice glass of wine
45. Bringing my son home from NICU
46. Chocolate
47. cheesecake
48. cuddling
49. stirling silver
50. the smell of spices cooking
51. French Vanilla Cappichino
52. candles
53. Romance
54. love notes
55. finger paints
56. play dough
57. coloring with my kids
58. poetry
59. Pays by William Shakespear
60. Pays by Edger Allen Poe
61. anything by Emily Dickenson
62. Anniversaries
63. fresh cut lawn
64. claw foot bath tubs
65. bubble baths
66. a good CLEAN joke
67. heavy sweaters
68. jacets with the wool inside/leather outside
69. a night out without kids
70. Paridise
71. my future
72. living forever
73. Sterling Roses
74. Dried roses
75. Famous Art work
76. old princess phones
77. gems
78. making jewlry
79. my grandfathersrocking chair that I have.
80. my daughter big brown eyes
81. beadazling my daghters cloths
82. nail polish
83. dress up
84. seeing all my kids grow up(Lindsey, Jessica, Jonathan, Garette)
85. my stuffed animals collection
86. picture frames
87. spiral note books
88. Patrick Dimpsey
89. finding my soul mate
90. my sons blue eyes
91. ocean sunset
92. shuttle launch
93. starry nights
94. bright moon lit night
95. wind chimes
96. metior showers
97. rain
98. family reunions
99. snow
100. looking for sells on the Honeymoon Island



How I completed this...

I challenged myself. I have not been in a full picture in almost ten years and the thought of it scares me. That was the challeng, I had to do this or take a picture. Now that it’s done I feel better and now I can try to complete another goal.



 

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