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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Georgie is doing 15 things including…

Answer these 25 thought provoking questions

13 cheers


Georgie has written 26 entries about this goal

25) What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?

The thing I will most regret not doing is letting go of things from the past and being as happy as possible in the now.

I’ll regret not taking all the chances that are given to me just because I’m scared or care too much what others think.

But it’s not too late, right? It’s never too late to start letting go, being happy and taking every opportunity I can :)

24) What makes you smile?

Sunny days sat with friends. Live acoustic music and ciders in pub gardens.
Singing. Guitar solos.
Festivals and nice strangers. Strangers who become best friends.

Compliments. Finding a perfect pair of shoes.

Time alone to reflect. Think.
Warm baths with candles, cigarettes and a fine wine. Chocolate too.

Running in the rain. A new warm pair of socks to change into at home.
Watching stupid kids cartoons, snuggled up on the sofa.

23) Are you aware that someone has it WORSE than you do?

When I consciously think about it, there are so many people in the world that have it worse than me. I’m actually incredibly lucky to have all the things that I do, yet I still catch myself saying stupid things like ‘Life is so unfair’ and ‘Why is it always me?’ when something doesn’t go exactly as I want it to.

I think it might serve as a good reminder of what I actually do have to do something like volunteering or helping out those who are less fortunate. I intend to look into it and see what I can do to help.

22) Time or money?

I”d like to have a little more of both, if I’m honest. I waste a lot of my time waiting until I have the money I need to do things, but if I had all the money in the world and no time to throw it away on doing the things I want to do, what’s the point?

Both are important, so it’s best to make the most of what you have. Spend your money and time wisely and appreciate what you have.

21) If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

I don’t think I could ever teach. I’d be make terrible role mole and I quite simply don’t have the patience.

But if I had to, I’d teach a language. I love learning new languages, learning about the people and their culture as well as the words and grammar they use without even realising. It’s a subject where there is always something new to learn as language is always changing with society and the world around us.

French would be more realistic, because I’ve studied it the furthest. But Japanese is turning out to be really fun to learn and the early grammar points seem simpler :) That’d probably be good to teach.

20) If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?

I think we all need that voice in the back of your head that chastises you for doing stupid things and that calls you names now and then. You can’t try and get rid of it because of that. Besides, often the voice in my head actually sounds like some of my friends.

19) What is the difference between living and existing?

This is the easiest question so far, I think.

The dictionary defines living as having life as an organism; be capable of vital functions whereas existing is having actual being in the world. Following this, animals and plants ‘live’ but a rock just ‘exists’.

But I think in reference to really being alive anyone who coasts through life without really taking in what’s going on or what life is offering them is just existing. To live, you need to grab any opportunity and make the most of your life whilst you have it :)

18) If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?

I’d like to say that I’d do it all the same – no regrets and all that. But part of me wishes I’d stayed an extra year at college and got some decent A Levels to take me to university.

I also wish I’d avoided drugs a bit more. It’s all well and good to try something out, but it got to the point where, looking back, the drugs overtook all the fun things in my life and spoilt them.

17) Which activities make you lose track of time?

I’ve yet a find my hobby or interest that I think will stay with me, but I still haven’t tried everything yet, have I? :)

But I tend to lose track of time with anything that doesn’t involve a great deal of conscious thought. I can sit at a desk and doodle or colour in pictures absent mindedly whilst hours pass.

Also, a warm bath on a cold evening; when you don’t ever want to get out because it’s nice here and so cold Cold COLD outside.

16) When was the last time you tried something new?

I went along and tried archery for the first time last week. In fact, 43things has encouraged me to try lots oif new things:
– making sushi
– dying my hair
– horse riding
Even buying a lottery ticket was new to me!

Georgie has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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