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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Rachael




I'm doing 25 things
 

Rachael's Life List

  1. 1. Have a baby
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    6,203 people
  2. 2. Have children (someday)
    7 entries . 30 cheers
    134 people
  3. 3. Use my time more effectively
    21 entries . 45 cheers
    20 people
  4. 4. Carry out 43 romantic surprises for my husband
    21 entries . 35 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. Get back into regular exercise
    10 entries . 34 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Complete Levels 1 - 3 of Swedish with Rosetta Stone
    3 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Walk at least 5,000 steps each day
    8 entries . 25 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. Lose weight
    19 entries . 39 cheers
    42,083 people
  9. 9. Lose 20 pounds
    4 entries . 9 cheers
    7,456 people
  10. 10. Eat five fruit/vegetables a day
    4 entries . 52 cheers
    51 people
  11. 11. Always have something to look forward to
    13 entries . 17 cheers
    144 people
  12. 12. Read all the books I own
    9 entries . 11 cheers
    1,280 people
  13. 13. write
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1,618 people
  14. 14. Find my creative niche
    10 entries . 64 cheers
    5 people
  15. 15. Donate blood
    4 entries . 53 cheers
    2,850 people
  16. 16. Write 43 Haikus
    15 entries . 10 cheers
    8 people
  17. 17. Rasterbate
    6 entries . 33 cheers
    29 people
  18. 18. Sew a Christmas Quilt
    2 entries . 37 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Finish this monster!
    8 entries . 11 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Be fluent in another language
    16 entries . 65 cheers
    236 people
  21. 21. Learn Swedish
    4 entries . 25 cheers
    755 people
  22. 22. Travel
    10 entries . 62 cheers
    9,237 people
  23. 23. Foster or adopt a child
    4 entries . 41 cheers
    12 people
  24. 24. Make the most of my 20's
    7 entries . 87 cheers
    668 people
  25. 25. Own my own home
    3 entries . 73 cheers
    1,469 people

How I did it
How to give 10,000 cheers
It took me
5 years
It made me
happy


How to cut my own hair
It took me
1 day
It made me
happy


How to get married
It took me
4 years
It made me
happy


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Recent entries
Always have something to look forward to (read all 13 entries…)
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  • Erik breaking up from school – start of Christmassy stuff
  • Going to the cinema
  • Christmas
  • Baby being born (January some time)
  • My parents visiting in February

I think that’s quite enough for now :) Lots of fun things happening!



get back into regular exercise (read all 10 entries…)
I foresee a lot of walking in my future :)

Complete with pram and little one, once they arrive that is.



foster or adopt a child (read all 4 entries…)
I still feel the same way about this as previously

Despite being pregnant, I don’t see having adoptive children as an either/or. However, it may never happen due to financial issues (here in Sweden almost all adoptions are international, and the rules the countries have, particularly when it comes to ‘net worth’ are something we are not going to reach for many years, if at all). This is a sad state of affairs, I think, for all those children who are sitting in orphanages who aren’t being adopted because their potential parents’ house doesn’t cost enough, for example. Very sad.



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