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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BluEyedA73's Life List

  1. 1. Get more sleep
    4,453 people
  2. 2. Align myself with people who are good for me
    4 cheers
    2 people
  3. 3. have no regrets
    1,587 people
  4. 4. live passionately
    5,635 people
  5. 5. Learn Italian
    1 cheer
    6,590 people
  6. 6. Maintain my focus on what is important to me, rather than the things that are valued by others
    1 person
  7. 7. Learn to let down my guard more easily
    1 person
  8. 8. Watch the TV show "Lost" from the beginning
    2 people
  9. 9. Learn more about wine
    322 people
  10. 10. See the northern lights
    1 cheer
    19,115 people
  11. 11. write a book
    31,381 people
  12. 12. learn to belly dance
    2,353 people
  13. 13. Go on a roadtrip with no particular destination
    98 people
  14. 14. Find out if the Hokey-Pokey really IS what it's all about
    18 people
  15. 15. drive a bobcat
    6 people
  16. 16. fly in a hot air balloon
    410 people
  17. 17. Become The Pompatus of Love
    1 cheer
    1 person
  18. 18. have better posture
    7,978 people
  19. 19. donate hair to Locks of Love
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    847 people
  20. 20. Get my green belt in hapkido
    2 people
  21. 21. be more ZEN like
    1 cheer
    4 people
  22. 22. Write more
    3,812 people
  23. 23. Send a message in a bottle
    1 cheer
    4,120 people
  24. 24. Learn to be comfortable with stability and thereby reduce the chaos in my life
    1 cheer
    1 person
  25. 25. fall in love with someone who loves me too
    1,066 people
  26. 26. Meet Kevin Kaduk
    1 person
  27. 27. swear less
    535 people
  28. 28. See the Cubs win the World Series
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    119 people
  29. 29. Visit the Grand Canyon
    1 cheer
    631 people
  30. 30. Get my sea lion/yin-yang tattoo touched up
    1 person
  31. 31. Attend the Sundance Film Festival
    2 cheers
    208 people
  32. 32. Stop saying "like"
    1 cheer
    279 people
  33. 33. Learn how to remember people's names
    1,679 people
  34. 34. Consciously list the things that make me happy and determine what I need to do to have those things in my life consistently
    1 person
Recent entries
pay off my credit card debt (read all 4 entries…)
Down to One!!

Alright, as of about a month ago, I am down to one credit card! Of course, that one credit card is a Platinum card with an enormous balance, but if my calculations are accurate and I stick to my budget I should be debt-free by July 2009. One year. I think I can, I think I can…



Complete my FLMI certification (read all 4 entries…)
Well, it only took ten years...

...But I finally passed my last test! No more LOMA for me. Now time to work on my health certifications… egh…



Lose 20 pounds (read all 2 entries…)
I think I can...

Wow, I just read my entry from August ‘06. What a difference a year and a half makes. At that time I had about 20 lbs to lose… I worked out, signed up for a martial arts class, ate right, and even hiked 26 miles in Peru to see Machu Picchu. After that it was all downhill. I got motivated last year and really worked my tail off in the spring, running and taking hapkido. Then I tore my inner thigh muscle and was out of commission for a few months. I got discouraged and my good eating habits went down the drain. After the muscle healed I began running again… and managed two stress fractures in my right foot in August. By the time that was over, I was out of commission for about three more months and I stepped on the scale 15 lbs heavier than I had been in January.

So this year it stops. I checked out the Nutrisystem website and it seemed like something that would help to get me pointed in the right direction so I placed an order and began the program the second week of January. My goal was to lose 33 lbs. So far I have lost ten, and my short range goal is to lose ten more over the next month before my trip to Cozumel.

Things are progressing slowly (I lost 8 lbs the first week and have fought with the other two lbs for the last three), but surely and I know if I stick with it and work out consistently I can do it. I’ve decided that I need to sacrifice my social life for a while in order to do this once and for all, and it SUCKS but I keep envisioning how much better I will feel about things when summer rolls around and I am in shape and healthy and can go out with my friends again.

I think I can, I think I can…



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