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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Get a tattoo (read all 4 entries…)
Got 2!!

My fave is the one on the inside of my lip! I would recommend it to anyone



Work out for a total of 7500 minutes in 2009
The Count So far...

More then 525 minutes so far



Work out 250 times in 2009
The count so far

I have worked out 12 times so far!



Not drink any pop in 2008 (read all 8 entries…)
October 28th and still no Pop

I am still going strong on this goal. My wicked Sprite cravings have finally stopped. I am actually doing well with this. I don’t really even think about pop as an option when I eat at restaurants anymore. I have also cut down on the amount that I am eating at restaurants, so that really helps.
I am not sure if I will continue with this goal into 2009. I kept my 2007 goal and still havent had fast food… I didn’t really drink that much pop to begin with at home. So I may just say no drinking pop at home but continue to drink pop when eating out. I am not sure. I would naturally drink less pop since I am eating out less.. but I don’t want to start drinking vats of pop if I suddenly start eating out a lot again.
I am not sure what I will do, but I do know this: I will work just as hard as I have all year to make sure that I don’t drink any pop in 2008.



see more live theater (read all 2 entries…)
Freelancing

I got my first freelance article published!! I have tickets to see a play tomorrow night and I saw one two weeks ago.
I am pretty pumped!



Get a tattoo (read all 4 entries…)
What to get...

Now I am leaning more towards a derby inspired tattoo.. I still want to get the vector heart one, with the French sentences, but I am just so addicted to Derby that I want to add something permanent hahahahha.



run 5k (read all 7 entries…)
Good source of Cardio!

I have technically finished this goal, but then I stopped running in favour of roller skating for Roller Derby. Now I think I am going to start the program over again so that I can build up my lung capacity.



paint my walls
I paid someone else to do it!

It was not worth my time or effort to do it myself so I let the professionals handel it! SO worth it!



Train to be a Gladiator when the show Canadian Gladiators is born (read all 3 entries…)
Roller Derby!!!

I found something even better, it is a sport called roller Derby and it is tough and mean and fast paced and I am totally addicted!



Train to be a Gladiator when the show Canadian Gladiators is born (read all 3 entries…)
Roller Derby!!!

I found something even better, it is a sport called roller Derby and it is tough and mean and fast paced and I am totally addicted!



Not drink any pop in 2008 (read all 8 entries…)
Still Going Strong!

Still not drinking any pop.. it has been really hard a few times… especially at restaurants or pubs. I am so close now that I dont want to break my awesome no pop streak!
Go me!!!



de-clutter my apartment (read all 8 entries…)
So much better!

Right before I moved I threw out a bunch of stuff and gave two huge bags of clothing away. Then when I got into my new place I gave awat 2 more huge boxes and 3 more bags of clothing. It is so much nicer and goes way beter with my decorative style which is very minimalist.



own my own place (read all 13 entries…)
I OWN!

WOw so now I have my own place!
It costs a lot more then I thought it would.
I currently have a savings account and a list of all the things in order that I want to fix or buy. I have thus far repainted the walls, and changed the faceplates. I have also added a curved shower bar, and refinished some furniture. Left on my list are a drier, a table and chairs, a new bed and frame, and a new chandelier.
My new air conditioner is on its way tonight so that will cool the place down ALOT ( it was 83 in there when I got home and I am used to sleeping in 72 degrees).



own my own place (read all 13 entries…)
Signing

Today I have an appointment at the Lawyer’s office to sign and put the down payment up for my new condo.. then I will officially own my own place.



de-clutter my apartment (read all 8 entries…)
Letting Go

One of the hardest things is letting go of stuff “I think I might use.”
I have had several decor items from my very first apartment (circa 3 years ago!) that I still have held on to. Things that went with my prior decorating theme (Cheap, Walmart, Tropical) don’t go with my current decorating trends (quality, serenity, and comfort).
I HAVE TO LET GO!



Buy a new Bed frame, Mattress, and Bedding.
18 years old....

My current mattress is nearly 18 years old… Ya… it’s time for a new bed!
I would like to buy a new mattress and boxspring, as well as getting a nice frame with a gorgeous headboard.
I would also like to buy new bedding as I have had the same stuff for about 7 years.



Hang the art
Art

I have a painting that I did that I ABSOLUTELY love so I want to frame and hang that in my place. My friend Sienna is painting me something, and I am hoping my friend Kevin will screen print me another piece of awsome art! I have a few ideas in mind for a couple other funky pieces that are very DIY and cute.



wear more hats
I tried...

I tried wearing more hats.
THey didn’t always look good on me.
Most were baseball style hats.
I kept a few that I liked and will wear them with giant hoop earrings.
Because that’s just me.



visit an art gallery (read all 3 entries…)
Andy Warhol

I went to see the Andy Warhol exhibit at the local art gallery. It was really interesting. I can’t say that I loved every single one of his pieces, but I liked many of them and especially I liked the stories behind the pictures.



de-clutter my apartment (read all 8 entries…)
Tough Love

Man this goal is HARD!!!
I am moving, and trying to declutter before I move.
I am hoping that the iminant move will force me to de clutter.
Several coworkers have offered their home up for a group garage sale, which is nice becaus my apartment complex has NO where to have a yard sale.
As I sort through things I laugh at some of the silly things I have kept. Some things I want to keep holding on to even though I know I should get rid of it…
I also gave a few bags of things to one of the women’s shelter’s in town. There will also be a bag of business clothes for the “Dress for Success” charity in town as well.
It is WAY easier to give away stuff when you know it is going to a really good cause, and especially personal for me, helping women who are escaping abusive relationships.



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