Ok. Start to feel a bit lethargic, added eggs, tofu.
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.
Ok. Start to feel a bit lethargic, added eggs, tofu.
It was a little tough on weekends, but still managed to do so.
Tomato, bell pepper, peanuts, crispbread for lunch works a lot better than a subway sandwich. I didn’t feel sleepy in the afternoon.
The jazz class I signed up will start in July. It’s on Tuesday and Thursday night. To get myself ready, I am going to start doing stretches on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
I am waiting for a voice teacher to call me in September about her schedule. Meanwhile, I still have the Kodaly 333 exercises, am working on that when I ride on the subway. Reading a score and singing seems really intimidating to me, and this helps to conquer the fear.
The best friendships in life are gifts from God. I have several lifelong friends who are very different from me. If it weren’t because of God’s work, we would’ve never met. But here we are. Yet some of the people I tried very hard to make friends with never worked out.
I look for friendships somewhere but God has his plan.
So far I’ve been good at stretching Monday thru Thursday, but slip off on the weekends, as my workout routine slips off. I plan to stretch tomorrow (fri) right after work, and for Sat and Sun, I think the best thing to do is to stretch in the morning, right after I get up.
Read in an article today that our brains restructure the memory when we sleep. It needs some protein and vitamins. So I’m eating a turkey sandwich at dinner time and later on snack on some blueberries. I’ll see how I sleep tonight.
What I like to do is to work in an environment where people are focused on their own development and goals, instead of pulling others down to make themselves look good.
For some reason, I haven’t been very lucky in career. I’ve always had a job, but I have always encountered predators, sharks instead of true professionals.
This is what I like to change about my career.
I did follow through to get to bed early last night with chamomille tea, but I woke after about four hours. I got up, drank some water, tossed and turned for another two hours or so before falling asleep again. I did manage to get to REM sleep because I dreamed when I fell asleep the second time.
Now I need to find out why I always wake up in the middle of the sleep cycle.
I like to have a healthy brain for as long as I live.
No Alzheimer, no dementia, no senility. Be able to remember people, things, places for as long as I live.
I’m going to try this for today.
I had trouble sleeping for a while, can only get up to 5 hours of sleep a night. That’s no good.
I want to enjoy 8 hours of uninterrupted, sweet, rejuvenating, deep sleep every night.
I like to start going to work 30 minutes earlier, and then take a 20 minutes power nap after lunch. So when I wake up in the morning, instead of thinking, “oh gee, i’m so tired”, I can say to myself, “let’s get to work now, so you will have time to nap after lunch ;)”
I am thinking about going to grad school, have no particular field in mind. I have too many interests. What prompted me to seriously think about going to grad school is that I realized education level is directly correlated with longevity and good health.
Yes, I want to go to grad school for longevity and good health. Now I need to choose a field.
I love being in a library. Whenever I sit in a quiet corner in a library, my head and heart calm down. My problems seem small, because somehow I have the assurance that there is a higher power that will supply me with all the wisdom I need.
If there’s something that needs to be done, or if there’s something I want to do, get it done asap. Don’t wait till tomorrow.
The next thing to do is to talk to my bank to see how much loan I can afford. I may need to wait a while to save up some more for down payment.
Accept, respect, appreciate.
Let trust build.