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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Greta Tamošiunaite




I'm doing 25 things
 

Greta Tamošiunaite's Life List

  1. 1. get a job
    1 cheer
    12,585 people
  2. 2. Graduate
    1 cheer
    2,329 people
  3. 3. drink less coffee
    1 entry
    298 people
  4. 4. spend less time on facebook
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    170 people
  5. 5. write poetry
    2 cheers
    795 people
  6. 6. eat less sweets
    2 entries
    79 people
  7. 7. take a walk every day
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    51 people
  8. 8. write a novel
    1 entry
    11,515 people
  9. 9. contribute to wikipedia
    1 entry
    53 people
  10. 10. Be fluent in Italian
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    335 people
  11. 11. move to italy
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    172 people
  12. 12. Volunteer
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,550 people
  13. 13. Get rid of the things I don't use
    2 people
  14. 14. Learn Lithuanian
    1 entry
    94 people
  15. 15. learn finnish
    566 people
  16. 16. dream lucidly
    742 people
  17. 17. write my thesis
    78 people
  18. 18. spend less time online
    823 people
  19. 19. take up painting
    27 people
  20. 20. Start my own business
    1 cheer
    9,325 people
  21. 21. Take a photo every day
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,082 people
  22. 22. learn german
    5,480 people
  23. 23. write a short story.
    1 cheer
    1,176 people
  24. 24. participate in a fencing competition
    1 person
  25. 25. Learn Spanish
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    18,259 people

How I did it
How to stop procrastinating
It took me
7 days
It made me
very content


How to keep a notepad of awesome moments
It took me
1 year
It made me


Recent entries
take a walk every day (read all 2 entries…)
So far so good

I can’t say I’m taking a walk every single day, but I do it very often and it’s easier as I now walk home from work (about 4km). I try to go for a walk on weekends too and it’s not that difficult as I usually listen to my favourite music during these walks.

It has ben suggested that among other things, physical activity helps to prevent depression. I don’t know if it’s the long autumn, vitamin D capsules, walking or all of the abovementioned together, but this year I have very successfully avoided the winter blues



Be fluent in Italian
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Fluency in a foreign language is a life-long project so I’m afraid that when it comes to pressing the “I’m done” button here on the 43things site, it’ll take years.

However, I’m quite pleased with myself because I have climbed over a big obstacle, something i was afraid of for some time.
I have used Italian to do a tourist tour in my home city where I usually work as an English language guide.

This is so significant because usually when speaking in Italian, I’m always the passive one – the native speakers speak, I listen and when they turn to me I get to answer. This time I was the active part, I was giving a monologue or even a sort of a lecture.

There is still a lot to improve when it comes to my language skills, but the tourists left happy and they did understand me all throughout the 3-hour tour.

Yay!



move to italy
the dilemma

The italian family i worked for as an au-pair has asked me if i’d want to spend this summer with them. I liked the kids, but looking after them was everything but a piece of cake.
I could earn some money, I could spend the summer in Tuscany and this time I’d probably be more relaxed and experienced with the kids.

But I have a great summer job. It pays a little less, but it’s much more fun. I would be free to come and go as i please whereas in the Tuscany summer house I’d depend on the family to give me car rides to the train or elsewhere. In the summer house i’d basically be with the kids for 24h a day 6 days a week….

But the house is in a lovely are with a semi-private beach.
But there is no freedom to come and go or do my own things
But it’d be Italy
But i’d be far from home and friends
But being in Italy is much more interesting than being here
But it’s very hot over there in the summer
But…
But—-

I have to decide very soon, but it’s difficult. Both options have a lot of great things about them and… also some negative factires



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