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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JessicaAGreen's Life List

  1. 1. Write My Life Mission Statement
    2 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. Potty Train My Daughter
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    26 people
  3. 3. Adopt a More Sustainable Lifestyle
    1 entry
    1 person
  4. 4. Start a Successful Business
    138 people
  5. 5. Work From Home
    953 people
  6. 6. Visit All 50 States
    1 entry
    9,057 people
  7. 7. Learn to Use a Spinning Wheel
    23 people
  8. 8. Have an Art Studio in my Home
    1 person
  9. 9. Become Debt Free
    707 people
  10. 10. Buy a Home
    1,071 people
  11. 11. Restore a Home
    1 person
  12. 12. Learn to Make Resin Jewelry
    2 entries
    201 people
  13. 13. Learn to Knit
    1 entry
    3,823 people
  14. 14. Drive From Coast to Coast
    21 people
  15. 15. Finish my BA
    118 people
  16. 16. Attend Graduate School
    48 people
  17. 17. Learn Salsa Dancing
    265 people
  18. 18. Learn to Sail a Boat
    1 cheer
    33 people
  19. 19. Visit Historic Hotels Around the Country
    1 person
  20. 20. Participate in a Japanese Tea Ceramony
    1 person
  21. 21. Go Skinny Dippy(a dare I've yet to complete)
    1 person
  22. 22. Send a Message in a Bottle
    4,120 people
  23. 23. Write the Novel Hiding Inside of Me
    1 person
  24. 24. Keep a Visual Journal
    28 people
  25. 25. Advocate Equality for All
    1 person
  26. 26. Complete the Control Journal
    1 person
  27. 27. Take 365 Days of Self Portraits
    1 cheer
    112 people
  28. 28. Redefine, Reconnect and Embrace the Person I am Becoming
    3 people
  29. 29. Find My Purpose in Being a SAHM
    1 person
  30. 30. Buy a House in Italy
    16 people
  31. 31. Compile a List of At Least 100 Facts About Me
    1 person
  32. 32. Begin Volunteering Again
    2 people
  33. 33. Give Away Something Everytime I Get Something
    1 person
  34. 34. Advocate for Animals
    7 people
  35. 35. Create a Budget and Stick to it
    131 people
  36. 36. Clear Up My Credit Report
    2 people
  37. 37. Leave Notes in Books I Borrow
    1 person
  38. 38. Sell My Stuff and Hit the Road
    2 people
  39. 39. Suprise Someone Once a Month
    2 people
  40. 40. Make Homemade Pizza for the Neighbors on Friday Night
    1 person
  41. 41. Rebuild My Abandoned Social Life
    12 people
  42. 42. Resist the Temptation to Settle
    6 people
  43. 43. Learn another Language
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4,246 people

How I did it
How to make My Own Cleaning Products
It took me
2 months
It made me
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How to read more
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3 weeks
It made me

How to purchase "Dream it List it Do it" and revise my list
It took me
5 days
It made me

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Make My Own Cleaning Products

I am doing it! I spent some time researching safer, more natural cleaning products. I played with some different products I mixed up and have officially made my own stuff. I use vinegar, water and some essential oils for my all purpose cleaner. Other than that, I mix up my own laundry detergent but really don’t use the soft scrub, linen sprays, and tons of other things I have great recipes for. I wanted to make my own cleaners for health, cost saving and just having a simpler way of doing things—I got it all.

I have recipes so, if you want some let me know—

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I spent a ton of time reading about resin on the internet and some books.

Well, I purchased resin, resin color dye, a mold, release spray.
I mixed my first batch and made shallow top layers. Added inclusions, mixed a 2nd layer and covered everything. After that dried, I mixed a 3rd layer with dye. That was the disaster. If you put too much dye in the resin, it will stay gooey forever. Most of my pieces came out okay but the 2 I wanted to to turn into some funky earrings didn’t make it. There was a tad too much dye I guess.

learn to make resin jewelry (read all 2 entries…)

I found some good tutorials to get started with but I really need to purchase The Art of Resin Jewelry by Sheri Haab.

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Cut Out and Keep has a tutorial about using resin in the framed metal pendants you can purchase(like what you put cabochons in)

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