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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Flash's Life List

  1. 1. Live in gratitude & be happy even if the rest of the things on this list never happen
    162 entries . 293 cheers
    53 people
  2. 2. Think of all the things I would do if I won the lottery, and then look for ways to work towards them now, even without a multimillion dollar bank account
    8 entries . 47 cheers
    7 people
  3. 3. Meditate every day for 43 days
    9 entries . 19 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. Meditate daily
    21 team members . 32 entries . 187 cheers
    4,819 people
  5. 5. practice intuitive eating
    13 entries . 32 cheers
    5 people
  6. 6. Educate, enlighten, inspire and empower others (and myself) about sexuality and gender
    20 entries . 116 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Practice healthy consensual nonmonogamy
    6 entries . 31 cheers
    8 people
  8. 8. Arrange a sexy adventure as a gift for my partner
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. have a simple yet memorable wedding
    2 team members . 3 entries . 29 cheers
    5 people
  10. 10. Build a strong and healthy marriage
    2 team members . 29 cheers
    2 people
  11. 11. Create a nurturing love nest with my partner
    2 team members . 27 entries . 111 cheers
    3 people
  12. 12. Find a spiritual home
    2 entries . 30 cheers
    5 people
  13. 13. Approach financial planning as a team with my partner
    2 team members . 32 entries . 24 cheers
    2 people
  14. 14. Give 43 compliments to men
    2 team members . 23 entries . 117 cheers
    5 people
  15. 15. give myself monthly breast exams
    2 team members . 15 cheers
    4 people
  16. 16. Get a tattoo
    6 entries . 5 cheers
    21,913 people
  17. 17. Take dance lessons with my partner
    2 team members . 1 entry . 21 cheers
    7 people
  18. 18. Live outside the US for at least a year
    22 cheers
    8 people
  19. 19. Make a workout mix for CrookedLetter
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Reawaken my dream life
    5 entries . 11 cheers
    18 people
  21. 21. update my will
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    21 people
  22. 22. Come up with a backup plan in case I get laid off
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Explore/understand/enjoy my sexual kinks
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Get through holiday candy season
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person

How I did it
How to get pregnant
It took me
4 months
It made me
thrilled & terrified

How to make a duct tape dress form
It took me
1 day
It made me
a better seamstress

How to finish my bachelors degree
It took me
10 years
It made me

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Recent entries
Have a waterbirth (read all 2 entries…)
Wow, it looks like I never wrote about this

And never posted any pictures of my precious one, as far as I can tell.

The waterbirth was lovely and amazing. I only labored for about 6 hours, and I gave birth to a perfect healthy 9.5 lb. baby boy without as much as saying “ow” until the last 5 minutes or so. My partner was there in the pool with me to catch the baby (who didn’t cry at all, he just calmly went to sleep).

The more I hear other women’s hospital birth stories, the more grateful I am to our intuition for guiding us in this direction and to our wonderful midwives for making our birth experience so peaceful and calm and beautiful.

Get through holiday candy season
... which starts now and lasts through Easter

Yikes! I am not kidding when I say I feel a sense of impending dread about all the candy coming my way and either a) how much effort it will take not to eat too much of it, or b) how my body I will feel if I decide not to expend the effort to resist, and go ahead and eat whatever I feel like eating.

I am bracing myself now.

get tested for celiac disease (read all 2 entries…)
The test they did isn't 100% reliable

But results indicate that it’s unlikely that I have Celiac Disease. Yay! Bring on the gluten!

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