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 37 things
 

Houston's Life List

  1. 1. Love without fear
    3 entries . 26 cheers
    1,832 people
  2. 2. stop pushing people away
    4 entries . 13 cheers
    135 people
  3. 3. Practice yoga 30 times in 30 days
    22 team members . 8 entries . 4 cheers
    33 people
  4. 4. become a better conversationalist
    6 cheers
    230 people
  5. 5. stop clenching my jaw
    3 entries . 7 cheers
    40 people
  6. 6. read all the books on my shelves
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    23 people
  7. 7. consolidate my writings
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. resolve my dad's estate
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    21,502 people
  10. 10. Practice yoga regularly
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    729 people
  11. 11. find a new favorite place or two
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. finish my degree
    4 cheers
    2,533 people
  13. 13. have 3 months expenses in savings
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    11 people
  14. 14. make some more guy friends
    2 cheers
    3 people
  15. 15. have multiple streams of passive income
    1 cheer
    419 people
  16. 16. show up at the airport with a bag & a passport & take the first flight available.
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    576 people
  17. 17. post 43 images that speak to me
    2 cheers
    3 people
  18. 18. buy a digital camera
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    714 people
  19. 19. become more comfortable showing affection
    3 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. Kiss a stranger
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    798 people
  21. 21. Learn Italian
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    6,590 people
  22. 22. go to a cover night for a band i love
    3 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. see Rocky Horror LIVE
    3 cheers
    2 people
  24. 24. collect record company annual samplers
    1 person
  25. 25. Read Demons by Dostoevsky
    2 cheers
    2 people
  26. 26. go on a ghost hunt
    5 cheers
    154 people
  27. 27. Take part in a scavenger hunt
    3 cheers
    6 people
  28. 28. Publish a poem
    2 cheers
    202 people
  29. 29. get a new job
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,984 people
  30. 30. finish my 15 new songs
    1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. unpack the boxes of CDs and books in my room
    1 cheer
    2 people
  32. 32. Make A List Of The Shakespeare Quotes I Love
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    4 people
  33. 33. make a sock monkey
    2 cheers
    91 people
  34. 34. get in to group therapy
    2 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. do it with a boy!
    5 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. come out to my parents
    8 cheers
    92 people
  37. 37. Clean up my mac and find some cool new app's
    0 people
Recent entries
create the soundtrack to my life (read all 6 entries…)
"Tangy Ex"

someday – the strokes – is this it?
sore loser – amy kuney – ep
fall on me – r.e.m. – eponymous
sympathy for the strawberry – sonic youth – murray street
i typed for miles – jets to brazil – orange rhym….
before three – the cure – ?
what we’re all about – sum 41 – spiderman sndtrk
acid eiffel – laurent garnier – ?
yesterday is here (tom waits cover) – cat power – dear sir
rebellion (lies) – arcade fire – funeral
oregon – unreleased – me



Practice yoga 30 times in 30 days (read all 8 entries…)
well...

hi. i’m at 25 classes in 32 days.

FAILURE!!!! O it burns. ;)

on the upside, i did my first handstand yesterday, and my first real crow! then I fell down laughing. on the downside, though, sometimes i have to cry during class and that’s made me at times wary over the last 2 weeks about actually going back to the studio, to go through it again. A lot of “what’s – going – on here?!” with the robot arms and the wax museum eyes.

But it’s worth it – rebuilding muscles that atrophied years ago; standing up straight without pinching my neck forward; clenching the jaw less; i’m more emotionally open (obviously); mentally clearer; more productive in general.

i’ve been keeping track of which class on which day, so i could start over at 10 classes in 12 days, but i’m about to start a 9-5 job, so that’s going to 86 my daily yoga schedule. :(

I’m sticking with yoga, though. i’ve raised some interesting questions of it and of myself through this practice, so continuing feels right. and wow there’s a whole lot of other people into this yoga thing, too, and that’s pretty great. ;-) [possible goal: find a way to make affectionate understatement consistently readable via the internet… hm.]

So here’s to you – as the Seattlite raises his second porcelain mug of fresh ground, french press, Organic, fair trade, locally roasted and sold 100% holy Lake Tawar, Sumatra java – yogis and yoginis: Keep Bendin!



read all the books on my shelves (read all 4 entries…)
Add these to the list...

Middlemarch
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

recommended by Barbara Kingsolver in her collection of essays, ‘Small Wonder.’ – which is a book-crossing book i found in the wild today at the seattle muni courthouse. i had to search a vacant desk to find it – thankfully the guard was about 50 feet away and seemed occupied.

ps. and to help me in this goal, i’m going to take a lesson from Kingsolver, and say if a novel doesn’t begin to reach me in 30 pages – out with it!



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