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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I'm doing 15 things

Asha_Is's Life List

  1. 1. To live instead of exist
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11,477 people
  2. 2. start a blog
    2 entries
    1,428 people
  3. 3. meditate daily
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    4,819 people
  4. 4. love myself
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,147 people
  5. 5. organize my life
    974 people
  6. 6. Practice Yoga
    4,258 people
  7. 7. build a cob house
    1 entry
    113 people
  8. 8. build a cob oven
    8 people
  9. 9. go back to school
    1 entry
    2,744 people
  10. 10. learn to play an instrument
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,413 people
  11. 11. make more art
    2 cheers
    505 people
  12. 12. finish NaNoWriMo
    1 cheer
    114 people
  13. 13. become a counselor
    69 people
  14. 14. Build a Social Network
    63 people
  15. 15. Become a Motivational Speaker
    106 people
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learn to play an instrument

My toddler actually let me play for a little while today. I know enough where my improv is pleasant on the ears, so I’m not exactly sure what her issue is.

It’s frustrating having to rebuild my calluses whenever I get a chance to come back to it. Feels like I’ve been trying to learn for years. Oh wait. I have been trying to make the time to really learn for years laughs

Hoping she’ll let me practice at least 15 minutes a day, which perhaps will become more as she gets used to the idea.

To live instead of exist
Adventure is not beyond anyone's ability

Not right now as I have much to sort out in my own life, but someday I’d really love to do motivational speaking for disabled, young people. There’s this epidemic of people existing rather than living in this world, and all the more so in the disabled community, which is probably why whenever someone would automatically mention I should work with other disabled people I cringed. I remember growing up we were given pep talks on how we could live normal, well adjusted lives.

What about the extraordinary??!

I guess you could say as I get older I feel a responsibility to tell kids what no one told me – Adventure is not beyond anyone’s ability, and How.

go back to school
I wasn't ready. I am now.

For months I’ve been going through the motions of attempting college again because I’m a single mother with a little girl to take care of, so on and so on, unsure if I could handle it. After all, I’ve tried this a few times. It was then I realized before now I’d know then I wasn’t ready, but my family was insisted my self worth depended on college, especially in their eyes. It was about so much more than “making something of myself”

Now, a little older, a little wiser, I really couldn’t give a damn what they think, which feels Fantastic because I’m going back to school for the right reasons – MY reasons.

Services for the Blind is paying for childcare, and hooked me up with gadgets to make my life easier.
Financial Aid accepted my petition for reinstatement.
A few more appointments to hash out the details, and come September I’ll be back in class :)

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