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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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Cassaclyzm

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Cassaclyzm's Life List

  1. 1. submit a novel for publication
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    6 people
  2. 2. meditate regularly
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    784 people
  3. 3. write a million words
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    1 person
  4. 4. exercise my ankle every day for three weeks
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  5. 5. live in the moment
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    2,077 people
  6. 6. get in shape, and stay there
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    257 people
  7. 7. learn Tai Chi
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    1,129 people
  8. 8. Make a movie
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  9. 9. Improve my singing (range, pitch accuracy, tone) and emote better
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  10. 10. learn sign language
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  11. 11. play electric guitar
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  12. 12. improve my writing
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  13. 13. read and critique more short stories
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  14. 14. learn to swing dance
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  15. 15. direct a movie
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  16. 16. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
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  17. 17. be more organized
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  18. 18. stop putting off my gender issues
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    1 person
  19. 19. make a smaller ecological footprint
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    992 people
  20. 20. get a tattoo that has a significant meaning
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    627 people
  21. 21. Make new friends
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    13,751 people
  22. 22. Attend the Sundance Film Festival
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    208 people
  23. 23. stop procrastinating
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  24. 24. have a lightsaber battle
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finish my major projects and hand my papers in by Friday, June 6
Projects to do / papers to finish:

CUL 204 paper (2500 words)
ARTS 100 paper (1250 words)
LING 109 project (4 tasks to complete)
CUL 307 project (written and implemented) & analysis (1500 words)

The most intensive of these projects is the first; the most annoying and tedious is the third (I’ve already done one and a half of the tasks, so at least I’m getting somewhere.) I’ve been picking at all of them but I need to spend the next five or six days working pretty intensively to get them all out of the way.

I’m going to plan my week out so that everything SHOULD be done on Thursday evening, but in case of emergencies I can bleed into Friday for some projects if necessary. (I hope not, I want to spend most of Friday checking out the Jazz and Blues festival in the city.)

Here is my giant, comprehensive “To Do” list that breaks things down into tasks for each project every day:

SUNDAY TO-DO:

CUL 204:
Write the introductory paragraph
Translate rough outline into more structured point-by-point

ARTS 100:
Revisit readings for argument angles
Write outline for paper

LING 109:
Make points about language use in text samples
Write 3+ pages of observations based on data

CUL 307:
Write story for 90 minutes

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MONDAY TO-DO:

CUL 204:
Write two paragraphs
Revise outline as necessary

ARTS 100:
Write introductory paragraph

LING 109:
Collect data for analysis
Begin processing data

CUL 307:
Write story for 90 minutes (need to be 3/4 done)

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TUESDAY TO-DO:

CUL 204:
Write until 50% of word max is reached
Revise outline as necessary

ARTS 100:
Write two paragraphs
Revise outline as necessary

LING 109:
Finish processing Task 3 data
Do analysis of data
Write on analysis of data

CUL 307:
Write story until finished

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WEDNESDAY TO-DO:

CUL 204:
Write until main paper body is finished (leave conclusion)

ARTS 100:
Write two paragraphs
Revise outline as necessary

LING 109:
Collect data for Task 4
Begin processing data

CUL 307:
Compile story into HTML format
Make notes re: possible images, sounds, other changes

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THURSDAY TO-DO:

CUL 204:
Conclude paper
Write bibliography

ARTS 100:
Conclude paper
Write bibliography

LING 109:
Finish processing data
Write analysis of data

CUL 307:
Revise and fill-out project as necessary
Test for working links/tech

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FRIDAY TO-DO:

CUL 204:
Revise paper and print; hand in

ARTS 100:
Revise paper and print; hand in

LING 109:
Put portfolio together; hand in

CUL 307:
Make notes for analysis (can be completed later in June)



wake up when my alarm clock goes off (read all 5 entries…)
I did it!

This morning I got up when the alarm clock went off. I didn’t even hit “snooze” ONCE. I’m getting up particularly early tomorrow so hopefully this trend will hold. (Am slightly worried, however, because I should be in bed right now and am not particularly tired. I need to get my sleep schedule turned around, pronto.)



write a million words (read all 2 entries…)
One Million Words - Days 1 and 2

So here’s how it’s going to work:

Based on a rough estimate of stuff I’ve already written, I’m using a starting point of 350,000 words.

My goal is to write at least 500 words every single day, come hell or high water. I may change this later, but it’s a good starting point.

Every day I’ll post how many words I wrote here, along with the total wordcount and percentage to show how far along I am.

DAY 1: 1,196

DAY 2: 780

351976 / 1000000 words. 35% done!



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