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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this bird has flown. in Park City is doing 34 things including…

buy or build a hippie house somewhere warm and green where I can see the ocean

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this bird has flown. has written 2 entries about this goal

New idea...

How about renovating an old, abandoned fire station? I could do a straw-bale layer on the exterior, leaving the interior brick whilie still getting the insulation. The windows are large and airy and I could have plenty of space to lay out projects and do yoga, dance, and all that jazz. It may not be near the ocean, but could be really fun, all the same.

Grow.



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The house is about 15 hundred square feet; with covered porches and rooms with large windows covering the walls and ceilings. The rooms have minimal furniture with room to dance and meditate, do yoga, paint, lie out my writing and other projects, sing and cook. In the large outdoor space behind the house filled with old oak trees that are perfect to climb, there is a large chicken coop and a small barn along with an ever growing fruit tree orchard. I can sit in a covered porch with warm stones below me and a glass roof above, listening to the sounds of the wind in the grass, my chickens, horses, dogs, the waves lapping at the beach, and, a little while off, a river bubbling. I never want to hear the sound of cars, electronics, motors, and angry people.
I am not far from my neighbors, my family and friends, and we are not afraid to look out for one another. We gather to do art projects, eat meals, have a drum circle, and tell stories while still being very respectful of each other’s privacy.
The house is fulling sustainable, utilizing solar power and wind power to allowing me to use water and electricity. It is built from recycled materials that don’t harm the environment that I live in. There is a compost toilet, butterfly roof with a rain catchment system, and a solar oven. There is an indoor and outdoor kitchen, the outdoor a simple, covered table with a storage hole in the ground for refrigeration in the garden.
I love this wonderful hippie house already.

Grow.



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