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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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I'm doing 31 things

Altonece's Life List

  1. 1. be punctual
    6 entries . 7 cheers
    208 people
  2. 2. stop procrastinating
    10 entries . 9 cheers
    30,441 people
  3. 3. Get my CMP certification.
    3 entries
    1 person
  4. 4. put more thought into my appearance
    16 entries . 21 cheers
    14 people
  5. 5. Tithe 10% of Gross.
    9 entries . 3 cheers
    11 people
  6. 6. Save money
    14 entries . 1 cheer
    16,491 people
  7. 7. repair my credit
    18 entries . 3 cheers
    113 people
  8. 8. Purchase/lease a car in 2010...uh make that 2014.
    2 entries
    1 person
  9. 9. live instead of exist
    8 cheers
    655 people
  10. 10. be more confident
    6 cheers
    11,598 people
  11. 11. Lose 20 pounds
    21 entries . 9 cheers
    7,455 people
  12. 12. Get my passport
    10 entries . 13 cheers
    390 people
  13. 13. Be an example of Christ to others.
    7 cheers
    60 people
  14. 14. be more active
    22 entries . 8 cheers
    734 people
  15. 15. Complete another Half Marathon
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    4 people
  16. 16. Run
    12 entries . 15 cheers
    1,397 people
  17. 17. love myself more
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    670 people
  18. 18. be present in my relationship
    7 entries . 25 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. do my family tree
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    33 people
  20. 20. resume publishing of the "LemonTree Newsletter"
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Travel
    6 entries . 5 cheers
    9,238 people
  22. 22. visit another country
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    531 people
  23. 23. earn my bachelor's degree
    14 entries . 9 cheers
    81 people
  24. 24. take Tap Dance Lessons
    5 cheers
    6 people
  25. 25. learn more about wines
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    17 people
  26. 26. become more politically aware and active
    5 cheers
    9 people
  27. 27. learn to cook
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    10,169 people
  28. 28. play soccer again!
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    164 people
  29. 29. be fluent in American Sign Language
    6 cheers
    11 people
  30. 30. Take sign language class/courses @ Galludet
    4 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. expand my social circle
    6 entries . 11 cheers
    535 people

How I did it
How to rEVISED: Pay off 2 more credit card bills by June 30, 2010. (It was Dec 31, 2009.)
It took me
3 months
It made me
Freakin' ecstatic!

How to practice yoga again
It took me
5 months
It made me
happy and calm

Recent entries
travel (read all 6 entries…)
Cruise anyone?

So my family is considering taking a cruise. I would love to! I want to hit different ports like PR, Haiti, Grenada…but we will see. Of course I cannot do any of this without a passport. So that “thing” may be moved off of the list if we get this trip going.

I will surely be happy to strike something off of the list.

I had the chance to go to Hawaii…no $$. I have a chance to go to New Orleans, LA (I have been before so I don’t want to include it, but I guess I can since it would be travel and it has been soooo long.) I just have to get airfare. I think I should be able to handle that…no? Well, with my credit cards maxxed out…not so much. Hence that is also on the list.

It is all so intertwined…but I need to pull out my tweezers and separate them and attack.

I am ready. Let’s go!

Get my CMP certification. (read all 3 entries…)

I received my letter of eligibility today! Woo hoo!
Completed the first step. Next steps…pay exam fees, select testing date, study, study, study.


stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
Hmm...maybe later.

That was a joke.

I find that I procrastinate because I am avoiding something, or I think it is going to be hard or take a lot of time.

This just leads to more anxiety as the deadline looms over my head. But what I have found, more often than not, is that the task usually is not that bad. In most cases it is way less complicated and could have been done eons ago. I just won’t start sooner.

I know better, but I don’t do better.

Any tips?

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