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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EJ Brie




I'm doing 31 things
 

EJ Brie's Life List

  1. 1. Be granted the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and to have the wisdom to know the difference...
    1 entry . 34 cheers
    496 people
  2. 2. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    95 entries . 32 cheers
    7,807 people
  3. 3. stay focused on my own priorities
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    7 people
  4. 4. replace the ceiling fans in my dining and living rooms
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. sort, purge, organize my papers
    6 cheers
    8 people
  6. 6. clean my room
    5 entries . 9 cheers
    2,793 people
  7. 7. organize my finances
    330 people
  8. 8. repaint my office/guest room
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  9. 9. Organize my home
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    266 people
  10. 10. Believe in myself
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    1,343 people
  11. 11. recut my cutting
    1 person
  12. 12. be more physically active
    11 cheers
    92 people
  13. 13. finish painting my livingroom
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. take my dogs for more walks
    4 cheers
    6 people
  15. 15. build a savings account
    3 cheers
    15 people
  16. 16. not worry so much
    12 cheers
    277 people
  17. 17. Clean out the basement
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    42 people
  18. 18. clean out the garage
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    201 people
  19. 19. get more tattoos
    6 cheers
    1,681 people
  20. 20. be emotionally stronger
    9 cheers
    34 people
  21. 21. get a passport
    11 cheers
    1,666 people
  22. 22. look at the stars more often
    17 cheers
    89 people
  23. 23. Let go of the past
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,992 people
  24. 24. become a better photographer
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1,998 people
  25. 25. Document what exists in my garden and design a plan for what I'd like to add to it
    6 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Identify 10 new ways for me to save money.
    7 cheers
    16 people
  27. 27. make my front yard into a beautiful garden
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. read more
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    9,073 people
  29. 29. stop living paycheck to paycheck
    5 cheers
    227 people
  30. 30. Paint the exterior of my house
    13 entries . 7 cheers
    6 people
  31. 31. Kiss in the rain
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    15,005 people
Recent entries
Reorganize my kitchen cupboards and shelves
This is pretty much done

We spent some time hanging grid racks and building spice shelves in the back entry between the kitchen and back door, so that allowed me to move a lot of things there that had been making the kitchen cupboards and shelves overfull. Then I reorganized things in the kitchen. There is still room for improvement but the main issues have now been addressed and the organization works much better for me now!



Paint the exterior of my house (read all 13 entries…)
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We’ve worked on this a bit more but decided to table it and finish in the spring. This turned out to be so much bigger a job than I ever anticipated. And the main work is done. I’d really wanted to finish the trim before winter hit but just ran out of time and warmth…soooo in the spring, we will finish the trim, paint the front door, paint the porch floor, paint the contrasting edge at the top of each window, and paint the foundation blocks.

Despite the fact that it isn’t completely done, the house looks SO much better now than before I started.



clean the dining room
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We finally finished this in mid-October. We removed a lot of the furniture that was making it feel crowded, rearranged what was left and cleaned! I hung different curtains, some art on the walls, got a new lampshade for the side table lamp. I am considering this done.

I’d still like to hang a wine and wineglass rack on the wall, but the main cleaning and reorganizing is DONE!



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