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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Isabella




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Isabella's Life List

  1. 1. guiltlessly consume a chocolate bunny
    1 person
  2. 2. celebrate life's mysteries
    1 person
  3. 3. take more walks
    261 people
  4. 4. discover new things
    9 people
  5. 5. sing
    1 cheer
    2,559 people
  6. 6. clean up clutter!
    4 people
  7. 7. reread all my favorite books
    3 people
  8. 8. spend more time close to nature
    1 cheer
    1 person
  9. 9. have more fun
    1,326 people
  10. 10. pat a cat at least ten times every day
    1 person
  11. 11. inspire students to write wonderful books
    1 person
  12. 12. encourage my father to live to be a hundred years old
    1 person
  13. 13. Get into great shape
    23 people
  14. 14. Petition the robots to remove the option to share the entries of others on facebook, twitter, etc.
    0 people
  15. 15. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,509 people
  16. 16. watch the entire x-files series
    87 people
  17. 17. swim with dolphins, if they want me to
    1 person
  18. 18. win a million dollars
    296 people
  19. 19. go on a cruise to Norway
    1 person
  20. 20. hear coyotes howl at the moon
    1 person
  21. 21. stop caring about what others think
    1 cheer
    48 people
  22. 22. breathe deeply
    53 people
  23. 23. laugh uproariously
    1 person
  24. 24. use my powers for good
    6 people
  25. 25. live passionately
    5,637 people
  26. 26. learn to understand the languages of dogs and cats
    1 cheer
    2 people
  27. 27. Stay in closer touch with friends
    1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Travel just once on the Orient Express
    2 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Learn a new language
    2 cheers
    2,142 people
  30. 30. Walk at least three miles a day
    1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. tour the "Lord of the Rings" sites in N.Z.
    2 people
  32. 32. sleep like a baby
    2 people
  33. 33. contribute to finding a cure for cancer
    1 cheer
    2 people
  34. 34. celebrate the coming of spring
    1 person
  35. 35. commit random acts of kindness
    1 cheer
    223 people
  36. 36. Make happiness a priority
    11 team members . 1 cheer
    27 people
  37. 37. dance beneath the Northern Lights
    1 person
  38. 38. learn to do yoga
    2 cheers
    30 people
  39. 39. swim underwater with tropical fish
    3 people
  40. 40. drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge
    1 cheer
    1 person
  41. 41. memorize more poems
    1 cheer
    3 people
  42. 42. Fight our society's pressure on women to be thin, thin, thin
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    3 people
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Fight our society's pressure on women to be thin, thin, thin
Down with waist-whittling bathing suits!

Today I was looking at bathing suits in the L.L. Bean catalogue. All the women’s bathing suits have tiny logos that show how they correct problem figures: “best at whittling waistline,” “best at minimizing hips and waist”...and even “best at creating curves”! Strangely, the men’s bathing suits have no logos for correcting any kinds of problems. Maybe men all have perfect figures. Would anyone like to join me in writing a note to L.L. Bean suggesting that they change their outlook on women’s bodies? We might have an impact!
Terri Schiavo passed away this morning. If our society had not exerted such terrible pressure on her to be thin, she would not have become bulimic and had her heart stop for a catastrophic number of minutes. Magazines, newspapers, and TV constantly tell us to THINK THIN. Let’s tell them to accept us as we are! And then let’s all go out for ice-cream!




 

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