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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ChiOmegaGirl's Life List

  1. 1. be a wonderful mother
    4 entries . 102 cheers
    49 people
  2. 2. get another tattoo
    3 entries . 39 cheers
    3,406 people
  3. 3. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    2 entries . 49 cheers
    21,500 people
  4. 4. promote vegetarianism
    2 entries . 98 cheers
    22 people
  5. 5. drink more water
    3 entries . 47 cheers
    20,173 people
  6. 6. have a nice picture taken of my tattoos
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. be more romantic
    1 entry . 45 cheers
    326 people
  8. 8. visit Europe
    2 entries . 48 cheers
    1,637 people
  9. 9. scrapbook and get my pictures in order
    4 entries . 36 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. Work out more
    4 entries . 12 cheers
    930 people
  11. 11. learn to type without looking at my hands
    2 entries . 37 cheers
    593 people
  12. 12. walk more
    2 entries . 33 cheers
    660 people
  13. 13. take better care of my skin
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    533 people
  14. 14. have a lucid dream
    1 entry . 35 cheers
    256 people
  15. 15. avoid disfluencies (um, uh, you know)
    1 entry . 45 cheers
    20 people
  16. 16. declutter my life
    1 entry . 34 cheers
    579 people
  17. 17. give blood
    1 entry . 49 cheers
    2,979 people
  18. 18. travel to Greece
    1 entry . 32 cheers
    541 people
  19. 19. go on another cruise
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    115 people
  20. 20. see a ghost
    2 entries . 19 cheers
    597 people
  21. 21. Travel to California
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    79 people
  22. 22. stop grinding my teeth
    2 entries . 17 cheers
    76 people
  23. 23. Go to New Orleans
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    110 people
  24. 24. go skinny dipping
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    3,193 people
  25. 25. read "The Teachings of Rumi"
    4 entries . 28 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. be able to touch the floor with the palms of my hands while standing up
    3 entries . 18 cheers
    110 people
  27. 27. mix coke and mentos together
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    18 people
  28. 28. Save Roe
    4 entries . 10 cheers
    22 people
  29. 29. use mycokerewards to get my mom magazines she likes
    4 entries . 16 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. look my best every day
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    35 people

How I did it
How to read the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to wake up when my alarm clock goes off
It took me
2 years
It made me
a happy momma!

How to become a vegetarian
It took me
7 years
It made me

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Recent entries
swear less (read all 3 entries…)
I swear.

I still swear. It’s not as bad as it was, but now there are several sets of little ears picking up on every syllable that falls from my lips. It’s amazing how fast your language gets cleaned up when a tiny someone repeats it.

Beat my depression (read all 3 entries…)
It's a tentative done.

I feel good. I haven’t needed medication in over 3 years. I’m really saying this is not an issue now. Will it rear it’s ugly, tormenting head in the future? Perhaps. But for now, it’s as “beat” as it’s going to get, and that’s a great thing.

Read the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson
Half way there!

I’m a little more than half through The Girl Who Played With Fire. My husband bought The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and said he wanted to read it together, which we’ve never done, because he’s not a huge reader. However, we did a pretty job of sharing and it was fun to talk about the plot with him, so when we both finished it, I bought the second one and we’re making our way through it. The first one took a bit for me to get into, as I was intimidated by the length, but it was worth wading through the first 100 or so pages to get to the good stuff. Now I think I absolutely have to read The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.

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