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
 

CompassionateMinds's Life List

  1. 1. Accept myself and others with all our flaws
    3 entries . 42 cheers
    4 people
  2. 2. Become ambidextrous
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    960 people
  3. 3. Be confident
    1 cheer
    1,521 people
  4. 4. Be less overly-sentimental
    2 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. be more direct
    18 people
  6. 6. Decrease my sarcasm
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    3 people
  7. 7. drink more water
    1 cheer
    20,184 people
  8. 8. Find A More Positive Outlook On Life
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    11 people
  9. 9. Graduate from college
    6 cheers
    6,136 people
  10. 10. have better posture
    2 cheers
    7,984 people
  11. 11. keep up with the news more
    1 entry
    3 people
  12. 12. Learn to juggle
    2 cheers
    1,318 people
  13. 13. Listen more to others, talk less about myself
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Master the Spanish Language
    4 cheers
    24 people
  15. 15. meditate daily
    2 entries
    4,818 people
  16. 16. Not talk behind peoples backs
    1 person
  17. 17. Overcome my eating disorder FOR GOOD
    2 cheers
    2 people
  18. 18. Play in an orchestra
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    54 people
  19. 19. Put a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea
    4 cheers
    888 people
  20. 20. Read 1,000 books
    77 entries . 12 cheers
    273 people
  21. 21. See a Broadway play live in New York City
    3 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Skip class less
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  23. 23. Stop allowing fear to hold me back and subsequently kick butt at life!
    3 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Stop allowing poisonous people into my life
    1 person
  25. 25. Stop interrupting people
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    81 people
  26. 26. Stop saying stupid things when I'm nervous
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    18 people
  27. 27. Stop fearing myself
    7 cheers
    3 people
  28. 28. Stop feeling so angry towards my friends and family
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  29. 29. Straighten and whiten my teeth
    9 entries . 1 cheer
    3 people
  30. 30. Swordfight with baguettes down the sidewalk in a highly-trafficked area
    5 cheers
    2 people
  31. 31. Think before I speak
    3 cheers
    602 people
  32. 32. Understand that I am genderqueer
    4 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Volunteer at an animal shelter
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    707 people
  34. 34. Write a list of ways to make myself a better person and finish everything on it
    2 entries
    3 people
  35. 35. Complete 85 of the 100 Most Completed Goals
    28 entries . 2 cheers
    68 people
  36. 36. Learn my priorities and stick to it
    1 cheer
    4 people
  37. 37. list one thing each day that I like about my life, and one thing that I'd change
    2 people

How I did it
How to meet my online friend of many years in person
It made me
I have a friend!


How to commit to a university for Fall 2009
It took me
9 months
It made me
Relieved


How to let her start the conversation when and if she wants to
It took me
15 months
It made me
:)


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86 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

I had read this series once before, but it was my freshman year in high school and I went through them so quickly that I’m not sure I took in enough of it to say that they really count—and, sure enough, I didn’t remember the vast majority of what actually happened in the first book, only that I had enjoyed it. So I re-read this on the 14-hour flight to China, had a good time, and I recall that the series doesn’t get too brain-teasing until later. Fun read. Better than a lot of his stuff; i generally am not too much a fan of King’s writing style.



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