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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Ru's Life List

  1. 1. July Bootcamp 2014: Live, Laugh, Love… and Go Out With a Bang!
    1 entry . 39 cheers
    36 people
  2. 2. be a good mother
    105 entries . 1808 cheers
    887 people
  3. 3. love
    33 entries . 1105 cheers
    3,388 people
  4. 4. do first things first
    960 entries . 322 cheers
    105 people
  5. 5. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    2075 entries . 480 cheers
    2,675 people
  6. 6. Clean/Declutter (maintain the gumption)
    57 entries . 613 cheers
    12 people
  7. 7. Memorial Book Release Project
    18 entries . 105 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. go out on "date nights" with my spouse on a regular basis
    72 entries . 1054 cheers
    452 people
  9. 9. Read more books
    72 entries . 617 cheers
    11,828 people
  10. 10. Reawaken my dream life
    7 entries . 725 cheers
    18 people
  11. 11. use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
    12 entries . 476 cheers
    94 people
  12. 12. Breast feed my baby for as long as possible
    5 entries . 219 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. Finish what I start
    1 entry . 581 cheers
    4,032 people
  14. 14. deal with this
    38 entries . 350 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. play more board games
    28 entries . 216 cheers
    84 people
  16. 16. read to my kids more
    22 entries . 138 cheers
    19 people
  17. 17. write haiku on fridays
    169 entries . 488 cheers
    170 people
  18. 18. teach my son to swim
    6 entries . 268 cheers
    14 people
  19. 19. Release 100 books on BookCrossing
    12 entries . 85 cheers
    14 people
  20. 20. donate 1 gallon of blood
    1 entry . 339 cheers
    39 people
  21. 21. use up all of my gift cards
    11 entries . 67 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. BMI=22
    7 entries . 149 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. potty train my daughter
    1 entry . 25 cheers
    26 people
  24. 24. complete project 365
    207 entries . 20 cheers
    121 people
  25. 25. build a robot
    3 entries . 145 cheers
    460 people
  26. 26. relax
    1 entry . 602 cheers
    1,988 people
  27. 27. edit my book
    6 entries . 290 cheers
    11 people
  28. 28. publish a book
    3 entries . 566 cheers
    2,599 people
  29. 29. knit a Dr. Who scarf
    1 entry . 593 cheers
    36 people
  30. 30. get my driver's license
    4 entries . 512 cheers
    5,142 people
  31. 31. go on a Great American Road Trip
    1 entry . 460 cheers
    18 people
  32. 32. Marry the love of my life.
    1 entry . 783 cheers
    956 people
  33. 33. $
    28 entries . 223 cheers
    3 people
Recent entries
do first things first (read all 960 entries…)
Watching the egg

Whew! What a weekend. Yesterday’s birthday party for Isak was amazing – I don’t think it could have gone better. The weather was perfect, and while some people couldn’t make it, others we wouldn’t have seen the previous week did.

The pop-up canopy tents were great, I attached big, colorful balloons all around, we had fresh fruit galore, copious snacks, another cupcake cake (Angry Birds), spray park fun, watergun fights, shrieking balloon chases, croquet, really thoughtful presents and handmade cards, appreciated gift bags… everyone got along really, really well.

It was extra nice to see my parents after their long trip away, my brother and his family came, one of my oldest & dearest friends made it, and our old neighbors too. Isak’s old school friend who he’d lost touch with when they both moved was unexpectedly there and joined the other kids, and there were cousins and a little sister of Isak’s buddy for Iris to play with. It stretched from the planned two hours to nearly six, so we were there for the live bands too, which was a bonus.

Previous party guilt has been fully washed away. It was perfect.

In other good news, my computer may have kicked the bucket, but the soul survived. The Great Computer Guru sent me home with a functional hard drive (it’s alive!) to hook up externally with a usb cord, a fresh ThinkPad that will meet my immediate needs, and a funky little celphone as a handy bonus. I happily sprung for the lot of us to fill up with a delicious Indian buffet afterwards and everyone left happy and utterly stuffed.

Today I’m going to try to exhale, clean up, relax, and ponder new paths. It feels like there are a lot of crossroads, endings, and new beginnings around the corner.

Main focus today: Relax, clean up, get outside, deliver cupcakes, play with technology


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • Summer learning: Khan Academy, summer journal, summer reading club, Starfall
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: 15 min on hidden LR clutter
  • Set up interim laptop, familiarize, get it online
  • Dabble with freebie cel, look into charger
  • Post weekend, post-party clean-up
  • Rainbow loom band storage plan
  • Help Isak tidy birthday explosion
  • Type up daily happiness notes
  • Drop off cupcakes, play?
  • Outside adventure
  • Transfer photos
  • Organize fridge
  • LHOTP
  • Relax!


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue A Necklace Of Raindrops 
  • Continue March happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Khan Academy
  • Potty practice
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Call cable company re. DVR lockout
  • Consolidate bookcrossing boxes
  • Message re. mortgage tweaking
  • Sort + put away clothes (Iris)


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror
  • New doorbell


do first things first (read all 960 entries…)
Weekend Top Ten (July 26 – July 27)

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend

  • Computer nightmare: Get back online with something somehow
  • Computer nightmare: See tech guru. Salvage and/or backup
  • Rainchecked party prep: cake, fruit, games, etc.
  • A Happy 9th Birthday for Isak!!! Party!!!
  • Whirlwind house clean-up
  • Family adventure outside
  • Relax: bath, book, breath
  • Baby welcoming BBQ
  • Banking, library
  • See parents


complete project 365 (read all 207 entries…)
Walking on glass

Day 207: July 26



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