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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Greenleaves's Life List

  1. 1. 2014: restoration, frugality, shelter
    7 entries . 45 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. pay down debt without working myself to the bone
    34 entries . 105 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. care well for my body--reach and maintain goal weight, get adequate sleep, spend regular time outdoors
    12 entries . 86 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. construct my online curriculum
    13 entries . 32 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Afro-Colombian exhibits & talks
    8 entries . 18 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. shrink
    7 entries . 22 cheers
    6 people
  7. 7. finish poetry manuscript and find a publisher
    16 entries . 55 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. do poetry: publications, readings, workshops
    45 entries . 53 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. travel
    13 entries . 48 cheers
    9,237 people
  10. 10. other writing: picture books, lullabies, book on creative living
    2 entries . 48 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. clean house and organize
    29 entries . 65 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. plan some wonderful Saturdays
    7 entries . 83 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. finish my embroidery project
    1 entry . 51 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. have dinner guests at least 2x/month
    23 entries . 54 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. support my neighborhood's restaurants
    7 entries . 32 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. other juicy things
    11 entries . 22 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. use all my vouchers
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. get my house ready for creative retreat!
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Stay in touch with 43 thing friends :-)
    8 cheers
    41 people
  20. 20. Celebrate what 43T has been to me
    12 cheers
    20 people
  21. 21. SAVE
    12 cheers
    75 people
  22. 22. Thank the Robot Coop for everything, and wish them all well
    9 cheers
    5 people
  23. 23. back up my 43T entries
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to disfrutar el español
It took me
4 years
It made me
feel deliciosa

Recent entries
care well for my body--reach and maintain goal weight, get adequate sleep, spend regular time outdoors (read all 12 entries…)
A splurge for health.

A group of young researchers at a nearby university have invented what’s basically a mini foot elliptical which you can pedal while you work seated at a desk. One’s knees don’t come up to bump the underside of the desk or table – it’s engineered to avoid that.

They had a Kickstarter campaign & got a lot of good press. I decided to invest in the contraption, because I will spend a lot of time at desks for the rest of my life, not just editing but also doing all sorts of other projects & keeping in touch with people.

It’s supposed to be ready to ship in January. I’m so excited!

have dinner guests at least 2x/month (read all 23 entries…)
This goal hasn't been so active lately.

I continue to have off & on stomach issues, & I’ve ceased to do much cooking. I do bake bread regularly & make salads & scramble eggs & so on, but the pleasure in cooking & eating is diminished. Plus this summer has been crazy-busy.

But I have a beautiful home & need to USE it. So there’s a dinner party scheduled for July 30! A couple who moved to London a few years ago will be back in the neighborhood for a few days. I told them they could invite up to seven more people to my house that evening, as a way to catch up with a number of us at once. Fortunately it’s my work-from-home day. I’ll probably fix one of my tried-&-true dishes, like African sweet potato-peanut-garbanzo curry. It’ll be fun!

take weekend camping trips (read all 11 entries…)
Last entry on this here. :-(

Now I have TWO camping dates lined up for this year: one weekend in August with my best friend from church & her son & his buddy; one weekend in September with my cousin & her husband. Yay!

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