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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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I'm doing 34 things

Metamorphis's Life List

  1. 1. recover from c.f.s
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    5 people
  2. 2. rediscover myself
    3 cheers
    45 people
  3. 3. stay true to myself
    3 cheers
    110 people
  4. 4. get my priorities straight
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    66 people
  5. 5. spend 1 whole week focusing entirely on my health
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. not be discouraged by the words of others, or my own.
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  7. 7. say no
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    83 people
  8. 8. Write a letter to myself that I'll open in 5 years
    146 people
  9. 9. know myself
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    519 people
  10. 10. find a doctor who actually knows, understands, and is up to date with CFS and FM
    1 entry
    1 person
  11. 11. Learn how to breathe
    3 entries
    5 people
  12. 12. Be clearer about my career goals/direction
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. Be granted the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and to have the wisdom to know the difference...
    2 cheers
    496 people
  14. 14. keep it real, and live from my heart
    1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. record my own album
    1 entry
    77 people
  16. 16. busk
    1 entry
    81 people
  17. 17. get rid of unnecessary possessions
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    814 people
  18. 18. Pay off my credit card
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,436 people
  19. 19. learn to trust
    1 entry
    415 people
  20. 20. Learn to roll my "r"s
    46 people
  21. 21. learn how to ask for help when I need it
    1 cheer
    50 people
  22. 22. Clean out filing cabinet
    2 people
  23. 23. regularly ask myself ‘what i am avoiding’?
    1 person
  24. 24. find warmth in my heart
    1 person
  25. 25. figure out where all the people like me are hiding
    1 entry
    385 people
  26. 26. be more truthful
    27 people
  27. 27. express myself
    160 people
  28. 28. skateboard
    385 people
  29. 29. surf
    1 cheer
    1,077 people
  30. 30. go back to ballet
    6 people
  31. 31. go back to gym in a way that works well for me
    1 person
  32. 32. Work with Drew Barrymore
    1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. Work with Julie Taymor
    1 person
  34. 34. Buy a House
    14,074 people

How I did it
How to inform my course provider of my illness/es and limitations/adjustments etc
It took me
7 days
It made me

How to take the briggs myers personality test
It took me
1 week
It made me

How to buy a copy of the 43 Things book: "Dream It. List It. Do It!"
It took me
8 days
It made me

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Recent entries
ok i am DOING this.

forget the guitar its just holding me back. i will just do the vocals and add the guitar later as I go.

5 songs (that I LOVE) to work to get me started:

In pursuit by Jackson Dyer
Landlord – Joss Stone
Breakable – Ingrid Michaelson
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Waiting on the world to change – John Mayer

and also possibly:
I kissed a girl – Katie Perry
I wanna trust – by Me (maybe? really?!)
This little light of mine (maybe?)
Bottle it up – Sara Bareilles
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
You’re so vain – Carly Simon
We are Family – Sister Sledge

Learn how to breathe (read all 3 entries…)
some notes

so most people don’t really have to think about breathing and they just breathe.
not me.
bio-energetic breathing exercises from anna have helped, feeling safe helps.
relaxation and guided meditations.

learn to trust
first step is learning why and what i don't trust

so turns out i have lost faith in a lot of things and people. i have had so many disappointments and the most important people in my life have truly and profoundly hurt me, betrayed me and let me down, repeatedly.
I was being so hard on myself for not trusting, in myself, in others, in the flow of life, when i realise now that the whole time it made perfect sense not to! and trying to force myself to be more trusting was only really crazy!
so now i’m working through my fears, getting rid of toxic people who clearly don’t give a sh*t about me, and making new connections with awesome, genuine, real, cool people. making better choices that truly serve me, and rebuilding my faith in myself first.

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