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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What light through yonder window

I'm doing 28 things

Lagniappe's Life List

  1. 1. For One Year - use only cash. No debit or credit
    1 entry . 60 cheers
    3 people
  2. 2. Turn this life around and take it to 11
    12 entries . 31 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Take charge of and Tame my Inner/Outer Disorganized Nutjob self
    10 entries . 55 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Get Off My Frickin' Ass and Exercise
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Cleansweep my life - Organize
    4 entries . 29 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Let The Past Go
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    62 people
  7. 7. Be the daughter my parents deserve
    5 entries . 29 cheers
    0 people
  8. 8. Weight Losers - Weight Watcher is a given!
    10 entries . 17 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Say No - no thank you, no I can't, no not now
    32 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. Colour outside the lines
    2 entries . 34 cheers
    2 people
  11. 11. Volunteer at an animal shelter
    1 entry . 30 cheers
    707 people
  12. 12. Grow old Disgracefully
    21 cheers
    71 people
  13. 13. Never cease to be amazed
    18 cheers
    2 people
  14. 14. Become a Neat Freak, cut the Crap - in more ways than one
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Be a Donor (blood, bone marrow or organ)
    22 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Write monthly to my sponsored children
    13 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Get my Cranio Sacral Therapist Certificate
    4 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Learn to crochet
    12 cheers
    1,124 people
  19. 19. Read 'Don Quixote' and 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. See the Northern lights
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    19,115 people
  21. 21. See Petra, Jordan
    18 cheers
    3 people
  22. 22. Finish all knitting projects
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Become a Grandmaster Tarot card reader
    10 cheers
    2 people
  24. 24. Minimalism
    3 entries . 21 cheers
    3 people
  25. 25. Ask myself if this will bring me closer to my goals when I expend resources be it time, money, energy, or thought.
    2 entries . 20 cheers
    4 people
  26. 26. Be an Acaday Spa therapist
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. See Anthony Robbins live
    2 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Master Axiatonal Alignment
    3 cheers
    1 person
Recent entries
Get Off My Frickin' Ass and Exercise
Back at It and only One Word for It


let the past go (read all 2 entries…)

‘You can keep all the things that belonged to your parents’ I say. ‘It doesn’t bring them back.’ So I stand, in my father’s tool shed (circa 1969) and breathe in that dry old wood smell – how is it that no matter the temperature it’s always fine in here? My hand is curled around the handle of the enameled iron pot used to cook corn at corn roasts over the decades. I really do need this..for something. I take it in the house and wash the soot off

let the past go (read all 2 entries…)
'Pack', he said

‘Sold’ the sign reads in front of my childhood home. ‘Childhood’ being a flexible term – more than childhood has been spent here.
‘How hard’ remarked a friend when I returned to the house, between apartments. ‘All the memories.’
Well, yes…every now and again my boy-Father wanders into my bedroom to stand at the window. He’s lain in that quiet, bird-song strewn cemetery since ‘71; but I watch as he ties his tie, and looks out at the yard and garden.

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