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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JanaTiana's Life List

  1. 1. Watch the classics
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    6 people
  2. 2. drink less coffee
    1 entry
    298 people
  3. 3. drink more tea
    1 entry
    339 people
  4. 4. Enter a cyclocross race
    6 people
  5. 5. Read the classics
    716 people
  6. 6. let my actions speak louder than my words
    22 people
  7. 7. less talk, more action
    1 entry
    6 people
  8. 8. moderate my drinking
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    12 people
  9. 9. live in a house with hidden rooms and secret passageways
    439 people
  10. 10. be my own damn hero
    1 person
  11. 11. smile more
    3,618 people
  12. 12. be a pinball wizard
    1 entry
    3 people
  13. 13. stop smoking
    3 entries
    3,499 people
  14. 14. lose 20lbs
    290 people
  15. 15. More yoga
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    44 people
  16. 16. fall in love
    27,212 people
  17. 17. ride my bike each day
    2 people
  18. 18. Knife throwing
    7 people
  19. 19. be more outgoing
    2,787 people
  20. 20. take more risks
    1,079 people
  21. 21. think before I speak
    601 people
  22. 22. be true to myself
    439 people
  23. 23. Complete the Canadian Death Race
    15 people

How I did it
How to finish nursing school
It took me
4 years
It made me
Happy to be done!

How to volunteer at Planned Parenthood
It took me
3 days
It made me

How to get into nursing school
It took me
4 years
It made me
burnt out!!

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Recent entries
moderate my drinking (read all 2 entries…)
I'm not drinking at all right now

Yeah, so I’m on the wagon right now. Have been since Feb. 17/18. I went back to working night shift two nights per week and feel that because I’m going to making my body’s sleep-wake cycle be off, the last thing I need to do is put alcohol in it. I don’t know when I’ll drink again. I didn’t notice a huge difference in the way I feel after I quit. I don’t think that working nights has anything to do with not feeling different, because I just went back to nights this weekend. I have noticed that my skin looks a lot better!

finish nursing school

Done in Aug. 2009, then hopefully to the OR…a lot of people who have gone through the same school as me have been hired at the Veteran’s hospital in the OR. The director of the OR there went to my school, about 25 years ago and now hires a lot of new grads from there. He’s also my current OR instructor, so I want to be able to get in good graces with the guy (without having to kiss his ass).

stop smoking (read all 3 entries…)
day 22

I still haven’t smoked.
I was waiting for the bus last night and someone lit up. The smell grossed me out at first and I imagined how horrible it would taste to smoke one now. But, then I thought about how in the past I haven’t liked the taste, but I ‘re-learn’ to like it. It dawned on me that I’ll probably always want one. Not that I’ll have a craving for it all the time, but that I might very well be one of those people who don’t smoke for years and then fall off the wagon. I remember a long time ago talking with a woman who hadn’t had a cigarette in about 3 years and I asked her if she still craves them. She said any time she gets more than a little drunk, when she’s stressed, and a few other things that I can’t remember now, would trigger her cravings. At the time I remember thinking that when I quit, I’d quit and think it was gross and never want one again. But now I’m starting to re-think that.

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