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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lose weight (read all 17 entries…)
A wierd Week

Had wierd week last week, half the time being really good about my eating half the time not. I didn’t walk every day and in general had a rough time of it. But none the less I still lost a pound. So now I am sitting at 200lbs. If I can get under that I will be happy for a good start. So I am going to try and be really good this week about my eating and exercise. I know I can do it.

lose weight (read all 17 entries…)
1ST week and things are going well.

Despite not tracking for two days I still managed to lose 2 lbs this week. I kept pretty well to my diet most of the week and plan to do better next week. I’m staying active and trying not to procrastinate away my days. There’s is still so much to do and so little time lol.

The dinners I made with A last week helped a lot and I know they will help a lot this week. She’ll be over later this afternoon for us to get some more work done. I’m looking forward to it. I have a good feeling about my eating this semester.

Spend more time writing (read all 7 entries…)

I am now suppose to write a short journal entry every day about my day. This is my therapists suggestion and we will see what happens. I am trying very hard to do soo. It’s a start. Not the kind of writing I’d been hoping to do but still a start maybe I can keep to it.

learn hindi
For Reasons I will Not disclose yet....

This goal has been moved up the list. In fact this semester I need to finds a person to instruct me in Hindi once a week. So my goal at the moment for this goal is to find a teacher. I can do that much! I’m excited to begin.

Learn Spanish (read all 9 entries…)
2 Months in Guatemala

After 2 months in Guatemala I am a much more confident speaker of Spanish. I still have a lot to learn but I feel better about my ability to be understood. This semester I tackle the Into to Hispanic Lit class again. I hope I can pass it this semester. I am contemplating having to drop my my Spanish minor if I can’t complete it on time. None the less my goal is to learn spanish… not complete the minor I am going to keep trying with my minor and we shall see.

get my BA in Anthropology (read all 10 entries…)
Anthropology heavy semester

This semester is seriously anthro heavy. I am taking Intro to Archaeology, and a Master’s course in Cultural Ecology. I am also starting my field work for my thesis for anthro honors. Next semester I take senior seminar and then I will have completed all my requirements for my Anthropology degree. I still have another semester after that for my History degree but I am going to be able to graduate I am excited. I’m almost there!

Finish my Honors Thesis (read all 2 entries…)
And so we finally begin.

The proposal are written and approved. The IRB application is approved. Next week I start my first actuall observations and data collection. This is a huge step forward. I am thrilled. Nervous, stressed but thrilled.

lose weight (read all 17 entries…)
Back on the wagon

I am now back on the calorie counting wagon and attempting to eat healthy. I am even making dinners for the week every sunday night with my friend A so that I have easy to heat up healthy dinners during my crazy schedule during the week. No excuses not to be as healthy as possible. I am going to keep working at it. I may actually get there. Monday I weigh in. So we shall see.

walk 4 times a week (read all 3 entries…)
walking for health and weight lose.

So I have been trying to walk every day!!! not just 4 times a week and for the most part I’m doing it. If I can keep it up for month or two I’ll call it a habit and call this goal accomplished. It’s a short 20 minute walk, around 2 blocks twice. But it’s a walk which is all that matters in the end. The new goal is actually to walk or do some other physical activity twice a day. But for now i am focusing on the once a day aspect. I’ll improve from there.

Climb the Pyramids in South/Central America (read all 5 entries…)
And the Proof is in the pudding.

Here I am at the pyramids in Tikal, standing on the old stones, climbing the pyramid of a former civilization. I actually climbed two and it was amazing. I had such a fabulous time at Tikal, I can’t wait to take my mom and my niece.

Finish My Thesis Proposal and IRB for Research (read all 6 entries…)
And it is done!

My IRB was approved 2 weeks ago, and today my thesis credits for research are up on my schedule. My thesis research starts next week. I am stressed out about it and excited. One more hurdle down though. Can’t wait for the next one.

Climb the Pyramids in South/Central America (read all 5 entries…)
Touching the Sky

I have climbed temple 4 a Tikal in Guatemala. I have stood at the summit and looked out over the tops of the jungle canopy and seen the other monuments peaking above them.

I have climbed the temple of the gods and touched the sky. As soon as I can put up the picture to prove it I am marking this as done.

I can’t believe this is done so soon!!! I thought this would take me years to accomplish and in a way it did. I’ve been obsessed with pyramids since I was 8… 20 years. I am in awe of those people from long ago. They are truly amazing. Not near as fascinating as when I was 8 but amazing none the less.

Tata till I get the pictures up!!

Choose My Thesis Commity (read all 2 entries…)
Last minute isn't my Idea of a Good Time

So I have thesis Comity. It happened over the last 3 weeks… though really it all got put off, by myself and them until this last week. Dr. P almost backed out Wednesday. I nearly died. But she talked to Dr. G and Thursday she was back on board. Dr. W did back out at 5 o’clock on Thursday…. I nearly cried and my heart stopped for a few minutes. But I really lucked out and Dr. A was still in. After a brief talk with him he signed on and saved my bacon. I had a comity by the dead line Friday.

Advice to people getting their comity together: Don’t let them put you off til the last minute. No matter what good reasons they have. Start early, get them involved early.

Climb the Pyramids in South/Central America (read all 5 entries…)

It’s official I’m going to Guatemala this summer for ethnographic field school. There are trips to several ruins, so I may just get the chance to accomplish this goal. If not I may have to spend a few extra days in central America. I’m getting more information every day so I shall soon see. I can’t wait for this, it will be a life changing event I think.

learn to belly dance (read all 8 entries…)
Endings and Beginings

This goal is at an end. Earlier this evening…. Saturday night… I participated in my first performance. I belly danced, with 8 other girls, for a real live audience!!!!

I guess I can finally say I’ve learned how to belly dance… though i have so much more to learn. I have every intention of keeping up my classes. Just because I can say this goal is accomplished doesn’t mean I intend to stop!!! LOL

It was blast, it was all over so quick. I can’t wait to do it again!

do all my mending (read all 16 entries…)
Needful Things

Sop I sat down and did some mending today. I really needed my bras… can you believe the wire came out of both my black bras? LOL

So I sewed up the bras, then i stitched the mitts, and then decided that I needed to do just a bit more and did one of the pair of socks. I’ll eventually get to the rest i suppose.

1 tank top
1 pair of jeans ((??))
3 pairs of ankle socks
1 pair of peds
1 pairs of socks
1 hoodie hood restring
1 leather jacket button

so this list is tad smaller today. good way to start the new year.

spend more time with my siblings (read all 4 entries…)
Migraines and Miscommunication

I’ve been spending time with my oldest younger brother R. J and JK aren’t communicating at all.

R gives me migraines. He’s still nuts. I’m still trying very hard to deal with his personality disorder. I know to a certain extent he’s not even aware of what an a$$hole he is. Still I can’t stand getting yelled at and having to walk on eggs shells to keep from setting him off. He makes my visits home very uncomfortable.

I’m going to keep trying. We have started to find common ground. But it’s shaky at best. sigh I wish he didn’t make me dread visiting home though. it would be nice to enjoy a few days at home, without feeling like I need to duck and cover all the time.

Get to really know my Grandmother (read all 11 entries…)
Short visits

the last few months I’ve only been able to make short visits to my Grandmothers.

I’ve learned that she’s a terrible gossip.

I also spent 2 days after Christmas with her. She’s floating. She’s tired all the time and can’t sleep. She finally agreed to try some new medicine. She swears she isn’t depressed… but she is. I wish there was more I could do for her.

I’ll spend another day with her before the semester starts.

Spend more time writing (read all 7 entries…)
Steel and Honey

I wrote a poem or two over this semester and worked on some editing. In fact I’m sending some submissions to Facets tomorrow.

I’m still not writing like i should but I’ll take what I can get. After writing 2 to 3 papers a week… I just didn’t have much in me.

I did make a start at responding to my e-mails though. going to keep trying and keep writing when i can and when the mood takes me. I will live a literary life, even if it’s only a hobby. I can’t forget about the way we use language to express things.

do all my mending (read all 16 entries…)
Wear and ....

So the pile has grown some more over this semester. I’m going to need to do some mending over this break. seriously getting out of control

1 tank top
1 pair of jeans ((??))
3 pairs of ankle socks
2 bra
1 pair of black knit mitts
1 pair of peds
2 pairs of socks
1 hoodie hood restring
1 leather jacket button

yup need to get some of this done. soon.

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