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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better to hold on to love... in Washington State is doing 43 things including…

cultivate my creative nature and pursue artistic goals

17 cheers


better to hold on to love... has written 2 entries about this goal


I’m putting this into motion; leaving my job I hate is going to open up a lot of time and I’ll finally have energy to do the things I’ve had to put on hold for the last five years!

Recent thoughts on this....

... revealed that I’m more of an artist than I’ve given myself credit for and I really need to start nurturing that part of myself.

I see myself as primarily a performance artist through music, acting, and dancing, but I’ve explored (limitedly) visual arts and language arts as well. I enjoy all those things immensely and, if people have been sincere in their praise, I’ve apparently got a talent for each of those areas.

I suppose my ultimate goal? Would be to tie this to my other 43T goal of find a job that i love and be well paid for it. I can think of few things greater than being an artist for a living, though open a used bookstore/coffee shop comes in at a close second.

As far as how I’m working to further this goal?
- Performance: Voice lessons, learning electric guitar, practicing my piano
- Visual Arts: I need to work on this area the most. I’m working on some textile creations at present but I really need to build up my belief that I can draw. I need to work on my photography consistently! Not just every few weeks.
- Language Arts: I’ve got quite a few things started for short fiction and poetry and several ideas, but I need to be more focused and disciplined.

So my mantra on this goal right now should be: Focus. Commitment. Discipline.

better to hold on to love... has gotten 17 cheers on this goal.


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