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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I'm doing 34 things

NurseMedic's Life List

  1. 1. attend the Wendelstedt Umpire School
    1 person
  2. 2. appear in the credits of a movie
    39 people
  3. 3. get published
    1 cheer
    2,193 people
  4. 4. Learn to juggle
    1 cheer
    1,318 people
  5. 5. identify 100 things that make me happy.
    2,500 people
  6. 6. become a Distinguished Toastmaster
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    7 people
  7. 7. Post 100 reviews on Yelp.
    1 person
  8. 8. Adopt a Neapolitan Mastiff
    1 cheer
    2 people
  9. 9. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    784 people
  10. 10. gain acceptance to a graduate program in nursing education
    1 person
  11. 11. be a contestant on Jeopardy!
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    67 people
  12. 12. Create an original goal that 50 or more people decide to pursue
    2 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. List 100 questions to create and maintain great conversation
    3 cheers
    80 people
  14. 14. Get my USPA A-License for Skydiving.
    2 people
  15. 15. visit every MLB stadium
    77 people
  16. 16. learn how to whistle
    1 cheer
    138 people
  17. 17. watch the AFI Top 100 American movies
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    351 people
  18. 18. Know the locations, capitals, and leaders of every South American country.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  19. 19. Visit Iguacu Falls
    1 entry
    1 person
  20. 20. Read Modern Library's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century
    1 entry
    1 person
  21. 21. play in the World Series of Poker
    123 people
  22. 22. Lose 30 pounds
    1 cheer
    5,626 people
  23. 23. start my own company
    970 people
  24. 24. Finish one of the foreign language audio tape series that I already own
    1 person
  25. 25. memorize all the U.S. presidents, in order
    1 entry
    571 people
  26. 26. Eat Haggis
    1 cheer
    18 people
  27. 27. become ambidextrous
    2 cheers
    960 people
  28. 28. learn to play the bagpipes
    3 cheers
    184 people
  29. 29. Conquer my email-induced fear of the telephone.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  30. 30. learn how to play chess
    1 cheer
    364 people
  31. 31. learn to shuffle cards
    15 people
  32. 32. blow a bubble with bubble gum
    2 people
  33. 33. Work on an Operation Smile mission team.
    1 person
  34. 34. be a university professor
    1 cheer
    4 people

How I did it
How to start a blog
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

How to present at a conference
It took me
10 months
It made me

How to get my aggie ring
It took me
3 years
It made me

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Recent entries
become a clinical nurse specialist

Texas is no longer going to recognize the neonatal CNS, so the role seems a little uncertain to me. So confusing!

present at a conference (read all 4 entries…)
Nov 25!

I reapplied to the same conference as last year, this time with a different topic. I’m in! Scheduled for 11/25.

become a nurse practitioner
Rather go for CNS

I think I’m giving this one up, at least for now, to head toward the clinical nurse specialist route.

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