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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Livyru

Lovin' Life!



I'm doing 37 things
 

Livyru's Life List

  1. 1. Remember Marcella (1959-2009)
    9 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Live at least one more year with good quality of life
    32 entries . 17 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Document what makes me happy every day
    121 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Document the greatest experiences of my life
    12 entries . 20 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. Clean out the junk files from my computer
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Support one 43ter every day
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Start a new company
    17 entries . 4 cheers
    15 people
  8. 8. Get my book published
    4 entries . 14 cheers
    150 people
  9. 9. Share my favorite music
    20 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Go stargazing
    6 entries . 10 cheers
    86 people
  11. 11. Share my favorite quotes and poems with the 43t community
    39 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. Will you make an entry in my Simple Pleasures book?
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Document my favorite meditation techniques
    8 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Cook with a new ingredient
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Practice meditation/yoga DAILY!
    9 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Forgive
    8 entries . 6 cheers
    1,036 people
  17. 17. Vist new parks
    5 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Make balloon animals
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    62 people
  19. 19. Set up a meditation room
    6 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Teach meditation techniques
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Have a tea party
    4 entries . 10 cheers
    198 people
  22. 22. Host a foreign guest
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Learn how make a great fish recipe
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Volunteer
    7 cheers
    5,555 people
  25. 25. Bring microcurrent therapy into Cleveland hospitals
    2 entries
    1 person
  26. 26. Accompany my singer friend on the piano
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Learn Qi Gong
    2 entries
    28 people
  28. 28. Read through all my journals
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  29. 29. Read more Thich Nhat Hahn
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn to belly dance
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    2,356 people
  31. 31. Keep track of the books I'm reading
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Chair dance every day
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Make a blog - oh Jeez, I'm clueless
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. Subscribe to podcasts
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. Milk a cow
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    639 people
  36. 36. Put out more family photos
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. do the artists way
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    26 people

How I did it
How to surround my home with windchimes and listen to God's breeze
It took me
6 months
It made me
peaceful


How to visit Glen Laurel
It took me
1 year
It made me
Happy


How to ride my bike despite this F - - - - - g cancer!
It took me
2 years
It made me
Satisfied


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Live at least one more year with good quality of life (read all 32 entries…)
Long time since I've posted

I first want to thank all of you who have supported me over the miles … with beautiful gifts, heartfelt messages, and handmade treasures.

The past several months have been extremely challenging as I have turned my life over to hospice care, having chosen to no longer receive conventional therapy. It’s been a physical AND emotional challenge. A recent hospitalization has helped get the pain under control (although it’s not completely gone), and also brought with it the timeframe I am to expect (miracles excluded). There is one more symptom which we have Not been able to get control of since Christmas, which keeps me homebound and suffering.

The upcoming weeks are spent trying to find support from friends and family that will help me stay at home before I check into a hospice facility. At the same time, if I find a facility that has a bed open, I may take it. So I am cleaning out my home for the Last time (with the help of a generous, compassionate and organized friend), getting rid of things that I will never use again, and making gifts of special items.

So I guess I can say my goals are to reduce my home to Sale quality, find a good hospice facility to take me when it’s my time, and to work on my poetry book. I have neither the time nor the health to meet the other goals (although I will afford it one more look through).

Please excuse me for not returning hand-written thank you notes for all the special gifts of your heart. You have become a part of my journey that I will carry to the end and to eternity with gratitude.

Blessings and health,
Ruthanne



Live at least one more year with good quality of life (read all 32 entries…)
11/17

I’m scared.



Remember Marcella (1959-2009) (read all 9 entries…)
11/17 Marcella

I talk to my friend every day. And I miss her.



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