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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have a threesome (read all 2 entries…)
Woah...

I almost did it! I got two guys that actually WANTED to have a 2 guy, 1 girl threesome. Unfortunately, we were all pretty drunk and one guy couldn’t get it up so it ended up just being me and the other dude. Lame. And they live so far away I can’t see it happening again…



have sex with someone i probably shouldn't have.
Not sure if it's worth doing...

He was married but had a deal with his wife that he could mess around. I feel a little guilty about it all the same…



get another tattoo (read all 2 entries…)
Half-Sleeve yaya!

Well I did it. I started my half-sleeve :) It’s totally awesome, the guy I found did a crazy good job. I only have the lining right now (done yesterday) but next month I get colors!
I’ll upload a picture sooner or later….



Stop being depressed (read all 2 entries…)
Well...

Not sure if I’m exactly over and done with it, but I’m over that hill for sure. I haven’t had a truly awful day in about two months, no cutting in 5 months and no fits of depression in about 3 months. I’ve really started to eat healthier and do more outside the house, and it’s helped me in general to be a happier person :)

Officially marking this off my list.
There may be days where I lapse in the future, but I’m going forth saying I no longer suffer from clinical depression!



do something crazy
I'm doing it!

Well this qualifies as something crazy. I am spending $500 dollars that I really don’t have to go see my family. I have never spent money so recklessly and I am actually enjoying the way it makes me feel. Like I’m living on the edge or something :) I will check this off after the trip (May 21st thru the 26th)



start a garden
Started today

I’ll mark this complete when the seeds are in the ground. For now, I am tilling and raking away the crap that is over the gardening area.
Today I raked away a ton of dead leaves, the dirt here is great for gardening apparently, so I am looking forward to having a super awesome garden this year.
Tomorrow I will begin hand tilling the ground (oh joy.)



Keep a job for over a year
Almost got there!

If my boss hadn’t let me go two weeks ago (company was going down, I didn’t do anything wrong, I promise :P) I would have had my year anniversary in July. As it is, I have kept with my never-have-a-job-for-a-year tradition :/
I hope this new job will be a little more successful.



learn to love my body
Actually pretty close...

This is one of those hard things that everyone attempts and few really succeed. I found that trying to love all the fat rolls and ugly areas is too hard to do. Instead I focus on the things about my body that I do actually like.
My tattoo, my hands (I have great hands :), my boobs (which are darned amazing), my calves, and my eyes. I found that as I love those parts of me, I have started to appreciate other parts of me as well :)
I’m not super thin or gorgeous, but I can love myself anyway.



see Dropkick Murphy's live
Soon, my precious, very soon!

In may (I think) they are coming to my town! Woot! I can’t wait, already bouht my ticket :) Hopefully my roommate will come with.



Stop being depressed (read all 2 entries…)
Getting there!

Since I moved away from my family (and most of my problems), I have been a happier person. Granted, I do get lonely and depressed at times, but in general I think I’m finally over the depression hill and in a better place mentally.
I think I should be able to cross this off my list soon! :D

P.S. I haven’t had any issues with self-injury (i.e. cutting, bruising, self-destruction) since I moved up here! Finally able to say that I am happy and really mean it!



eat healthy
Starting!

For the past four months I have attempted to eat healthier and generally take care of myself better. I started out simply enough, with organic eggs and milk, then I expanded to vegetables, fruits, frozen foods and whatever else I could think of.
The only things I splurge on as a treat are juices (though I do try for organic), Ramen noodles (for the sick days), and the odd package of something delicious to satisfy a rare craving.

I am starting a cleanse diet this week (when my supplies arrive) until then I am having two liquid meals and one solid. Water, tea and juices will be my main source of sustenance, with a small helping of salmon and salad for lunch.
When my supplies arrive they will have shakes for morning and evening, daily supplements, and a meal plan for lunches.
Praying and praying that I can stick with this and lose those stubborn pounds and, in the process, find my happier, healthier self.



come out to my family (read all 3 entries…)
DONE!

Actually I finished this quite a bit ago, but I forgot to mark it off haha.
I told my Dad last, of course. But I have yet to tell the two youngest. I’m gonna mark it off already since they are a little too young to tell at the moment.



come out to my family (read all 3 entries…)
7 down, 2 adults and 2 kids to go

Well I only have my dad and my older brother to go. Then my two youngest siblings. This is it guys!



get another tattoo (read all 2 entries…)
Half-Sleeve time!

This is what I’ve wanted for a looooong time! I won’t get the flower petals and I want the koi fish to look less evil haha



come out to my family (read all 3 entries…)
Not quite half...

Well out of the 11 people I have to tell (2 of those being a debatable necessity because of their young age), I have told 4 people: my mom, one sister, and two brothers. So far it hasn’t been too bad, but that’s probably because I told the ones I knew would take it alright…
I still have 2 bigoted older brothers, two older sisters whose expected reactions are unknown, and my father (plus his wife, though I don’t really count her)... I’m not quite sure how he is going to take it…

Oh and then there are my two younger brothers (12 & 10), I don’t know if I should tell them, though I do think they deserve to know the truth)



have a girlfriend
The Rules

1 – Doesn’t live with his parents (If she’s older than 20 she should be in her own place or rooming with someone)

2 – Has a job (No moochers for me, thanks!)

3 – Respects me (lets me be me & doesn’t criticize)

4 – Doesn’t do hard drugs or smoke more than the average chimney.

5 – Likes being the girlier girl in the relationship.

6 – Has morals (honesty, integrity)

7 – Doesn’t want to settle down and marry me. I’m not looking for a super commitment, just a girlfriend.

8 – Listens to me (I hate it when people don’t pay attention to what I’m saying)

9 – Can handle my family (lol, we’re kinda crazy)

10 – Has similar beliefs/ideals (I don’t care if she’s is Christian or not, but I want her to be cool with my sexuality and other issues I feel strongly about)



have a boyfriend (read all 2 entries…)
New Rules

1 – Doesn’t live with his parents (If he’s older than 20 he should be in his own place or rooming with someone)

2 – Has a job (No moochers for me, thanks!)

3 – Respects me (lets me be me & doesn’t criticize)

4 – Doesn’t do hard drugs or smoke more than the average chimney.

5 – Taller than me (Shorter would be weird, since I’m not exactly tall myself)

6 – Has morals (honesty, integrity, gentlemanly)

7 – Doesn’t want kids or doesn’t want to settle down and marry me. I’m not looking for a super commitment, just a boyfriend.

8 – Listens to me (I hate it when guys don’t pay attention to what I’m saying)

9 – Can handle my family (lol, we’re kinda crazy)

10 – Has similar beliefs/ideals (I don’t care if he’s not Christian, but I want him to be cool with my sexuality and other issues I feel strongly about)



get a cat
Hogarth!

Adopted him from the shelter a few days ago! He is super sweet and likes to give little kisses. He is cross-eyed and has a crooked tail and a huge nose, but I love him and think he is super cute!
I named him Hogarth after the kid in The Iron Giant :) I loved that movie as a kid. I’ve probably seen it 100 times or more!



do something worthwhile
Adopted a cat from the Shelter

His name is Hogarth and he is about 12 months old. The sweetest, most loving cat in the world! I love him to pieces!



Get a tattoo (read all 2 entries…)
Can't believe I finally pulled it off!

At last! After hours of designing and redesigning, the final masterpiece is now inked permanently on my skin for all to see!



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