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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Orisa




I'm doing 36 things
 

Orisa's Life List

  1. 1. Manage my time effectively
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    16 people
  2. 2. stay as young, as agile, and as resilient as possible
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Spend less, save more
    1 cheer
    177 people
  4. 4. Sleep eight hours every night
    5 cheers
    11 people
  5. 5. volunteer with the red cross
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    15 people
  6. 6. Live a minimalist lifestyle
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    313 people
  7. 7. Eat 80% fruits and vegies in every meal
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Learn to speak Spanish
    2 cheers
    2,713 people
  9. 9. Take multivitamins
    3 people
  10. 10. Give more to receive more
    1 person
  11. 11. Meditate everyday
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    266 people
  12. 12. Study Goethean Science
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. Study Steiner's works
    1 entry
    2 people
  14. 14. Finance my own medical schooling
    1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. Practice violin up to medium advanced level
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  16. 16. Sew a cotton shirt or kaftan
    1 cheer
    1 person
  17. 17. Learn Chinese
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    2,655 people
  18. 18. Learn tarot
    294 people
  19. 19. Study to get a high NMAT score
    1 entry
    3 people
  20. 20. Join VSO and volunteer across Asia, Africa and East Europe
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. Go to medical school
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    461 people
  22. 22. Finish writing an inspirational novel in 21 days
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    3 people
  23. 23. study Anthroposophical medicine
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. Buy a laptop
    784 people
  25. 25. Enrol in an MA Education program (online)
    1 person
  26. 26. Learn Russian fluently
    81 people
  27. 27. Watch an Amici concert
    1 person
  28. 28. One credit card policy!
    2 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Take milk baths
    1 entry
    1 person
  30. 30. Travel packpack across the Philippine archipelago with friends
    1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. Study Chinese medicine
    1 entry
    5 people
  32. 32. Plant trees every Christmas and Easter
    1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. Learn to play the oboe
    1 entry
    44 people
  34. 34. Resist my cravings for sweets
    2 entries
    3 people
  35. 35. Do the Tibetan rites to keep fit
    2 entries
    1 person
  36. 36. Become a blackbelt in aikido
    1 cheer
    4 people
Recent entries
volunteer with the red cross (read all 4 entries…)
Restless Bulusan Volcano

That was a real dragon country. It was night time when the Red Cross truck went to the countryside of Casiguran to distribute dust masks. The almost full moon made banana and coconut leaves silvery… and the gray volcanic ash snow-white.

Every barrio that we passed, we gave out boxes of masks. The air was thick with ashes and smelled of rotten eggs or burning tires. Sulfur.

Most farming villages were advised to get ready for evacuation anytime. That means packing up personal essentials, chickens, and pigs.

Schools outside the 4-kilometer radius automatically prepared to receive evacuees should the need arise. Back in the Red Cross Headquarters, we packed rice, canned sardines, and instant noodles for distribution.



live a minimalist lifestyle (read all 2 entries…)
A five-hectare farm

This week I will be receiving that five-hectare farm in my name. For the moment I do not know what to do with it. Maybe throw out vegie seeds all around and make them grow wherever they like, for as long as they like. There, that’s organic farming made easy. I’m planning to obtain a trailer. Not for myself, but for books, documents, odds and ends, the laptop, the telephone. It’s healthier to sleep in a native hut. I’m gonna be Queen of the Jungle!!! But I have to leave for Nevada soon. :(



volunteer with the red cross (read all 4 entries…)
My mouth's sore

Alright, all that practice to time rescue breathing perfectly (exactly 60 seconds) has made my mouth sore. Pumping dummy chests for CPR made the heels of my palms black and blue. Enough for the day.



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