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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Katrinia17's Life List

  1. 1. Give 1,000 Cheers in 2014
    5 entries . 29 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Do 100 push ups, sit ups and squats a day.
    2 entries . 34 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Sing in front of a crowd
    2 entries . 72 cheers
    292 people
  4. 4. Give a Poetry Reading
    1 entry . 55 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Take Art Class
    1 entry . 61 cheers
    9 people
  6. 6. Become a Master Gardener
    2 entries . 68 cheers
    51 people
  7. 7. Go to College and get a Masters degree
    1 entry . 38 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Learn sign language
    43 cheers
    8,506 people
  9. 9. Run up the "rocky steps" in philly
    41 cheers
    20 people
  10. 10. Catch Frog Eggs with my kids and Watch them Grow
    1 entry . 31 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. Re-Visit Catalina Island
    1 entry . 24 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    2,748 people
  13. 13. volunteer at a soup kitchen
    1 entry . 54 cheers
    235 people
  14. 14. Watch the sun rise and set at a beach.
    2 entries . 54 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Watch every movie that has won the Academy Award for Best Picture
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Go to a Counting Crows concert
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    3 people
  17. 17. Take a picture a day, for a year
    29 cheers
    17 people
  18. 18. Own a yellow house with a white picket fence.
    2 entries . 22 cheers
    2 people
  19. 19. Run a 5k
    4 entries . 27 cheers
    2,791 people
  20. 20. Walk Point Defiance 5 Mile Drive before I leave WA
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Get a 100% on cleansweep (
    6 entries . 13 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. Get my teeth fixed
    4 entries . 18 cheers
    773 people
  23. 23. 100 songs with meaning
    21 entries . 17 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Learn to Bellydance
    15 cheers
    586 people
  25. 25. Become an early riser
    2 entries . 25 cheers
    232 people
  26. 26. Visit all 50 states
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    9,057 people
  27. 27. Raise happy and healthy children
    4 entries . 23 cheers
    9 people
  28. 28. Write a novel and publish it on Amazon/ebook
    4 entries . 14 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Lose Weight
    11 entries . 11 cheers
    42,070 people
  30. 30. Simplify my life
    7 entries . 29 cheers
    1,195 people
  31. 31. Create a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere.
    7 entries . 26 cheers
    4 people
  32. 32. Read all the Newbery Award winners
    5 entries . 10 cheers
    18 people
  33. 33. Visit Death Valley, California
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. Knit and Crochet
    3 entries . 13 cheers
    3 people
  35. 35. Learn to sew
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    4,072 people
  36. 36. Make a mix CD of songs my mom loved
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    0 people
  37. 37. Go to ComicCon
    20 cheers
    53 people
  38. 38. Create a wall mural in the hallway
    12 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Be a Secret Santa to a Family in Need.
    16 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. Take up Camping
    17 cheers
    1 person
  41. 41. Become a Millionaire
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    1,915 people
  42. 42. Learn a new Language
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    2,142 people
  43. 43. Learn 365 New Recipe's
    12 entries . 29 cheers
    1 person

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Recent entries
run a 5k (read all 4 entries…)
Run or Dye: Ran and Dyed!

Yay, I did the Run or Dye 5k. I had a lot of stress leading up to the event. The friend that asked me to join her team stopped talking to me and then made a comment that everyone bailed on her.
During that time I had been stressed out about what was going on, what would happen with her at the race. Would she talk to me? Would I be running alone? Would there be some random confrontation? I finally decided that I would just bring my kids and walk/run with them and just let her be. The day before the race she contacted me and unfriended me because I refused to post about the event on my FB page. Sorry, I just refuse to announce to the public my house will be empty and for hours I’ll be at an event. It is why I always post AFTER I do the event.

I never got to work on running. I was put off of all running, biking and the 5k due to my shins,hip and my shoulder. I did lower my time but would have to be off icing my legs for over a week before I could be back at the gym each time I ran. I threw my shoulder out to the point I couldn’t lift my arm. So, I just took the last 2 weeks off and decided to walk the race and do so with the kids. Until that moment I was completely bummed and worried about having to run with my friends but none of them joined in on the race and if they did they didn’t tell me and I didn’t see them.

A lot of worry for nothing. I won’t let that happen again because we had a blast. I took my friend Theresa and her son and my son and daughter. We had a blast walking most of it but running some. The kids loved it and want to do it next year too. I’m up for it.

I still haven’t completed this goal yet as I have yet to “run” a 5k but I’m working on it!

Give 1,000 Cheers in 2014 (read all 5 entries…)
Reached my Goal.

I have reached the goal of 1,000 cheers. I was thinking of moving it to 2,000 but in May the site went down for a few days and I came no where near my goal for the month. I realized then that the issue with this type of goal is that it is all up in the air and by chance. I have days in which I can get 14 cheers to give out and days where the number is only 2. I may just keep this goal going just to see how many I can give during the year. Not only that but it keeps me involved with the community and when I’m reading the goals of others it gives me ideas on how to accomplish my own goals.

Overall, I’ve just really found enjoyment in this goal and want to continue on with it.

Go to College and get a Masters degree
Well Guess What?

I actually headed down to the community college and applied! I told hubby that I didn’t care about what he thought and if he was going to pay or kick me out or whatever hissy fit he would have, I was doing it and I did it and he shut up about it and hasn’t said a word since. So, I have my own student ID number and web page, I filled out the FASA and have an appointment next week to do the section for the school and then it is on to the Assessment testing!

I’m excited and proud that I stood up to him and just went and did it. Should have done that years ago.

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