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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This Charming Man

has been missing in action but is back, Jack!

I'm doing 28 things

This Charming Man's Life List

  1. 1. try and fix the rift between my families
    7 entries . 66 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Develop a better relationship with God
    8 entries . 64 cheers
    21 people
  3. 3. give blood as often as possible
    5 entries . 47 cheers
    22 people
  4. 4. list 100 songs that break and ease my heart and comment on the reasons why
    12 entries . 18 cheers
    4 people
  5. 5. build a house with habitat for humanity
    2 entries . 63 cheers
    308 people
  6. 6. improve my guitar playing
    2 entries . 31 cheers
    299 people
  7. 7. create a new painting or paint at least once a month
    1 entry . 46 cheers
    52 people
  8. 8. stop raving like a madman, and start raving like a leader
    1 entry . 41 cheers
    4 people
  9. 9. be a better family member
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    17 people
  10. 10. Fill a bottle with water from the Pacific Ocean and empty it into the Atlantic Ocean
    1 entry . 30 cheers
    191 people
  11. 11. carpe diem
    2 entries . 37 cheers
    562 people
  12. 12. sell stuff I don't need
    3 entries . 29 cheers
    13 people
  13. 13. fill up my notebook
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    8 people
  14. 14. Go to a jazz festival
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    8 people
  15. 15. see Tom Waits perform live
    24 cheers
    67 people
  16. 16. go to more concerts
    14 entries . 14 cheers
    2,547 people
  17. 17. be cool, stay cool, and always remain the fonzy, you know what fonzy is?!
    7 entries . 22 cheers
    2 people
  18. 18. sit on the dock of the bay (wasting time)
    1 entry . 37 cheers
    3 people
  19. 19. write more letters by hand
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    520 people
  20. 20. make the very best out of my 20's
    4 entries . 15 cheers
    5 people
  21. 21. remember that I am not alone
    5 entries . 23 cheers
    3 people
  22. 22. Get fit and stay fit
    6 entries . 9 cheers
    511 people
  23. 23. read some Jack Kerouac
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    5 people
  24. 24. find and agree on a fantastic band name, one that my band deserves
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. Kiss in the rain
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    15,004 people
  26. 26. see The National play live
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    2 people
  27. 27. pay off my student loan
    5 cheers
    685 people
  28. 28. Wish the fabulous John Lee an Over the Top, celebratory birthday on Inauguration Day 1-20-08
    1 cheer
    1 person
Recent entries
Win her back (read all 24 entries…)

My granny used to say ’ never regret the things that made you smile!’
I dont.

BUT that is why I regret to push the ‘i give up’ button!
There’s no point being someones option when you make them a priority. It’s just not fair, and in the long run, it’ll be better for us both.

The past few weeks have been really hard. I have had minimal contact with Jane. Texts. Not even spoke to her or seen her. And the messages have been cold and left me feeling really really down.
Today’s the day to hit the button.
Ive cried all the tears I can spare now and am sick of feeling worthless and unwanted. Its time to remove it off my list and out of my mind. The day I put the goal up I knew it would stare me in the face every day I logged into 43T, and maybe that is not going to help things.
Its time to dust of the cobwebs and pick myself up again.
It’s going to be hard but it’s the only option left I feel.
It’s the only things left I can do!
It’s the last thing I want to do, but giving up is the only way forward at this moment in time I think.
I tired of being sad and I want to be happy again.
If you love something, set it free.

She is set free.

But fuck it’s painful!

I could do with a hug right now :-(

try and fix the rift between my families (read all 7 entries…)
Nov 2008

Me and my brothers went on a trip this weekend to Ireland to see our family. Basically it was a good excuse to get away from here for a weekend and have a few nice pints of guinness. Even though we were pushed for time and had lots of people to see, we managed to see both of my uncles and their families. I was dissapointed to see that my auntie was out when we called at her house, but she will get the word that we called. I’m pleased all of my brothers were there to share the experience because it was normally me on my own doing all the visiting. The next step is to get my mum and dad to visit them and make bygones bygones!

go to a jazz club
Matt & Phreads

Manchester UK


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