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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Izanami




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Izanami's Life List

  1. 1. SEE THE RAIN FOREST BEFORE IT IS GONE
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. SEE THE ARCTIC TUNDRA BEFORE IT IS ALL GONE
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    5 people
  3. 3. RUN IN A MARATHON AND GET A T-SHIRT
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. See the Pacific Northwest
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    3 people
  5. 5. get out of debt
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    12,271 people
  6. 6. MAKE A QUILT
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    1,241 people
  7. 7. own a used bookstore
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    53 people
  8. 8. find work I'm passionate about
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    913 people
  9. 9. get a doctorate degree
    4 cheers
    94 people
  10. 10. be useful
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    54 people
  11. 11. make money on ebay
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    315 people
  12. 12. organize my photos
    1 cheer
    1,253 people
  13. 13. write a book and have it published
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,675 people
  14. 14. walk 10,000 steps a day
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    161 people
  15. 15. save up 3 months worth of salary for emergencies
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    182 people
  16. 16. reinvent myself
    2 cheers
    425 people
  17. 17. Get my son through college
    9 entries . 2 cheers
    6 people
  18. 18. Visit 50 of the world heritage sites
    2 entries
    161 people
  19. 19. not have to worry about money
    1 cheer
    252 people
  20. 20. Make a scrapbook
    1 cheer
    890 people
  21. 21. Practice Gratitude
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    117 people
  22. 22. throw away 30 things I don't need
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    43 people
  23. 23. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,044 people
  24. 24. find out what I am good at
    1 entry
    47 people
  25. 25. Get a new job
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1,983 people
  26. 26. lose 100 pounds
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,949 people
  27. 27. go through my clothes and get rid of things that don't fit or that I haven't worn in forever.
    1 entry
    1 person
  28. 28. clean the house
    125 people
  29. 29. successfully grow an African violet from a leaf cutting
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    5 people
  30. 30. join a book club
    1 cheer
    503 people
  31. 31. learn to make stained glass
    4 cheers
    137 people
  32. 32. make love under the stars
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    452 people
  33. 33. live by the ocean
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    666 people
  34. 34. write a children's book
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,449 people
  35. 35. learn to watercolor paint
    1 cheer
    38 people
  36. 36. Be Memorialized with a Parkbench
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. visit every continent
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,935 people
  38. 38. learn Tai Chi
    2 cheers
    1,129 people
  39. 39. take ballroom dancing lessons
    223 people
  40. 40. become fluent in a foreign language
    1 cheer
    135 people
  41. 41. get a facial
    132 people
  42. 42. join a health club
    1 cheer
    12 people
  43. 43. discover my roots
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    17 people

How I did it
How to finish a quilt
It took me
2 months
It made me
Satisfied!


How to stop procrastinating
It took me
365 days
It made me
Satisfied!


How to stay sober
It took me
2 years
It made me
Grateful!


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Recent entries
Get my son through college (read all 9 entries…)
Resumed

My son is still at his cooking job. After 2 years he asked for a raise that he got. He’s taken 3 programming classes that he has gotten A’s in. He now decided to take calculus, physics and chemistry this semester. These are the things he has feared the most. He’s taken them all before, with failing grades. He is much more mature now, doesn’t hang with the drinking crowd, so maybe he will overcome the fears that have been holding him back.

I do all I can to encourage him. I pay tuition and books to show that I still support his educational goals. There is nothing I can do but wait.

I have offered to buy him a new car when he graduates as an incentive. I don’t think I can afford it, but then it is 8 years and still counting!



Get my son through college (read all 9 entries…)
He's back on the horse!

I’m so proud that my son will be getting his Associates in Science next month. It’s a small stepping stone, but his focus is back in place. He is speaking honestly and frequently with the advisor and has concrete plans for a bachelor degree in computer science. It might take another 2 years, but, It took me 7 years of night school for my BS, so, his will take 9. Better late than never!



save up 3 months worth of salary for emergencies (read all 4 entries…)
Still trying to save!

Car repairs, house repairs, car repairs, house repairs. It is an endless cycle. I am still maintaining around $4,000 in my “emergency” fund. Luckily I started along this road….since we were able to deal with multiple emergencies. Now the air conditioner is shot and we are headed into a hot Texas summer.

My is back in school and it will be affordable tuition AND he is working!

I will have to dive into the emergency fund to pay for the A/C. Hopefully in 6 months I will be able to reseed the fund!



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