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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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Wendy's Life List

  1. 1. To "Know Thyself"
    3 entries . 24 cheers
    3 people
  2. 2. Live my life fully
    3 entries . 25 cheers
    7 people
  3. 3. Be the mystic I want to be
    3 entries . 18 cheers
    0 people
  4. 4. Create and maintain a clean, peaceful and positive environment in my home
    8 entries . 23 cheers
    13 people
  5. 5. Find the "love of my life" - someone with whom I can share real love, friendship and passion for the rest of my life.
    4 entries . 56 cheers
    21 people
  6. 6. Make money doing something I love.
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    198 people
  7. 7. Visit all 50 states
    7 entries . 19 cheers
    9,057 people
  8. 8. See 700 different species of birds
    2 entries . 17 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. Work with my totem animals
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. Chart my family tree
    4 entries . 21 cheers
    28 people
  11. 11. Be debt free
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    2,274 people
  12. 12. Learn to use my new embroidery machine
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  13. 13. Organize my photos
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    1,253 people
  14. 14. Complete my France photo album
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. Reduce my family's CO2 emissions to combat Global Warming
    4 entries . 10 cheers
    4 people
  16. 16. Create for myself a meaningful spiritual practice
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Complete my Italy photo album
    3 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Get in the habit of Getting Things Done
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Stop collecting art supplies and start creating art
    11 entries . 9 cheers
    188 people
  20. 20. Improve my guitar playing
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    299 people
  21. 21. Catch up with my Rosicrucian Studies
    1 entry
    3 people
  22. 22. Live in gratitude & be happy even if the rest of the things on this list never happen
    2 entries . 9 cheers
    53 people
  23. 23. Learn to use more of the manual settings on my camera
    2 entries
    1 person
  24. 24. Start making money from my photos
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  25. 25. Read More Classics
    8 entries . 7 cheers
    235 people
  26. 26. Get a BS in Evolutionary Biology
    3 entries
    1 person
  27. 27. buy a hybrid car
    273 people
  28. 28. Scan my old family photos
    1 entry
    2 people
  29. 29. Revamp and republish my bird photograph website
    1 person
  30. 30. update my will
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    21 people
  31. 31. Find 1000 geocaches
    1 entry
    12 people
  32. 32. Rewrite "It's All in the Cards" (to final draft stage)
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Get back to my mystical roots
    1 entry
    1 person
  34. 34. Learn to speak Spanish
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    2,713 people
  35. 35. Complete my illustrated Garden Alphabet
    2 entries
    1 person

How I did it
How to learn needle felting
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How to get my wildlife rehabilitation permit
It took me
2 days
It made me

How to feed mountain lions
It took me
1 day
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Recent entries
Go on some fun adventures with my son this summer (read all 2 entries…)
Alaskan Cruise!

My son and I ended up doing a few fun things this summer – we camped a lot in June. I was doing field work (research on Western Pond Turtles), so we spent a bunch of time camping out near our research site. Even though I was working part of the time, we still had fun camping.

The big adventure, though, was a trip to Alaska. I decided about a month before school started up that I wanted to go somewhere I’d never been before, so I booked the two of us on an Alaskan cruise. It was FANTASTIC! Not only did we see some spectacular scenery, we saw a bunch of amazing wildlife as well. I think my favorites were the Orcas (killer whales). It was a wonderful trip, and in addition to the great things we saw, I really, really enjoyed the time I had with my son – we had so much fun together, it was totally worth going.

improve my guitar playing (read all 4 entries…)
A few new songs

Recently, I took some steps to improve my repertoire, and I learned a few new songs. (Mostly so I could have something to play on a camping trip I took for a Paleontology course I’m taking). I learned “Landslide,” refreshed my memory on how to play “Blackbird,” and came up with my own arrangements of a few other songs. Not a ton of progress, but it’s a start. I did have fun on the camping trip. :)

Next, I want to learn a few more Led Zeppelin songs.

visit all 50 states (read all 7 entries…)

My son and I went on a cruise to Alaska right before school started up again in August, and we had a fantastic time! Alaska is beautiful, and well worth the trip. I intend to go back again sometime.

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