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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renewalsh

A Burchell's Coucal, like the one in my garden



I'm doing 43 things
 

renewalsh's Life List

  1. 1. cultivate the artistic side of me
    36 entries . 679 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. complete my petit point angel tapestry in teeny stitches that I began stitching in 1991!
    2 entries . 297 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. have my mitochondrial DNA checked to discover my 'Eve' mother
    244 cheers
    5 people
  4. 4. Re-decorate the two bedrooms
    10 entries . 200 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Make a 43things Cookbook
    1 entry . 235 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Write about strange, funny, sad encounters
    89 entries . 201 cheers
    3 people
  7. 7. Find out if 43things is being abandoned by the Robots
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Speak up about poor service
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    0 people
  9. 9. help my daughter purchase an apartment in London
    17 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Find out why the robots don't fix what's broken on 43things
    9 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. Learn Japanese
    5 entries . 16 cheers
    10,801 people
  12. 12. Make a judicious purchase
    10 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Get over my grumps
    12 entries . 31 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Meet some famous people
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  15. 15. Visit my sonand his family in Japan
    10 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Find out what's going on in someone's head
    9 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Reorganise our will
    4 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Have a wonderful trip to Japan
    5 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Win JET contract
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Win NSG contract
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. Win BB work
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. Complete my preparations
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  23. 23. Say farewell to 43Things :(
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    20 people
  24. 24. Strip the varnish from the chair
    3 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. be productive today
    11 entries . 38 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Document how I feel
    67 entries . 40 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Record strange instances, odd happenings and calamities
    61 entries . 44 cheers
    2 people
  28. 28. Share my views on what is beautiful/ aesthetically pleasing/ challenging
    7 entries . 34 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Get a beehive before the hive in the owlhouse swarms
    2 entries . 52 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind".
    3 entries . 49 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. be an unapologetic fusspot about basic grammatical niceties - is bothering to know the difference between there, their and they're truly unimportant and/or impossible?
    23 entries . 39 cheers
    2 people
  32. 32. Buy a Sharon van Etten cd
    18 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Have a good day today!
    54 entries . 75 cheers
    2 people
  34. 34. Spend some time every day playing the piano
    1 entry . 74 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. do some art
    1 entry . 58 cheers
    9 people
  36. 36. Post jokes to keep myself amused
    59 entries . 23 cheers
    2 people
  37. 37. Do some spitting (metaphorical, of course)
    25 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  38. 38. Note what is going on in the world
    19 entries . 30 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Record tasty meals
    16 entries . 32 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. identify and photograph 43 birds
    19 entries . 34 cheers
    4 people
  41. 41. Reflect on what it measn to be an English South African
    22 entries . 21 cheers
    1 person
  42. 42. List 43 non-guilty pleasures that I enjoy
    32 entries . 28 cheers
    1 person
  43. 43. List what matters in life
    4 entries . 142 cheers
    2 people

How I did it
How to dinner with an OBE
It took me
1 day
It made me
pleased


How to note the death of Pavlos Fyssas
It took me
30 days
It made me
Sad


How to august Adventures Scavenger Hunt
It took me
31 days
It made me
astonished


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Have a good day today! (read all 54 entries…)
Hugo with the cat

My nine month old half gaijin half Japanese grandson, sturdy and sweet!



Visit my sonand his family in Japan (read all 10 entries…)
Grandson at the hydrangea festival

he is so alert and ‘awake’ – curious, like his dad, my lovely son.



Visit my sonand his family in Japan (read all 10 entries…)
My lovely Daughter in law and my grandson

He clearly has ‘gaigan’ features – such as slightly reddish hair!



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