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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RubyToo




I'm doing 32 things
 

RubyToo's Life List

  1. 1. Save Money
    59 entries . 12 cheers
    16,490 people
  2. 2. Swim with a manatee
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21 people
  3. 3. Try something new every week
    17 entries . 3 cheers
    134 people
  4. 4. save for retirement
    23 entries
    281 people
  5. 5. retire early
    6 entries
    935 people
  6. 6. Open revolving CDs
    26 entries
    1 person
  7. 7. stay in touch with family
    16 entries
    36 people
  8. 8. get out of debt
    9 entries . 1 cheer
    12,271 people
  9. 9. Open up a savings account for my kids
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    5 people
  10. 10. Go to Oktoberfest
    1 entry
    275 people
  11. 11. give up coffee
    4 entries
    52 people
  12. 12. save coins everyday
    9 entries
    2 people
  13. 13. find a property and move
    3 entries
    2 people
  14. 14. Save $10,000
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    419 people
  15. 15. Set Saving Goals
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  16. 16. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,500 people
  17. 17. build my own house
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,075 people
  18. 18. go to a nude beach
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    923 people
  19. 19. kiss someone in the rain
    2 entries
    451 people
  20. 20. pet 25 different species of animals
    16 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  21. 21. make a list of 43 things i know very little about, and then learn at least 3 things about each of them
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    36 people
  22. 22. Go for a midnight picnic
    4 cheers
    92 people
  23. 23. identify 100 things that piss me off
    9 entries
    127 people
  24. 24. Identify things that make me happy
    14 entries . 1 cheer
    46 people
  25. 25. Convert videos to DVD
    2 entries
    2 people
  26. 26. save 6 months of living expenses
    16 entries . 4 cheers
    63 people
  27. 27. list 43 of my favorite song lyrics
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    88 people
  28. 28. Go on an overnight trail ride to a destination
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. walk more
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    660 people
  30. 30. see a play
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    67 people
  31. 31. create a 5 year plan
    6 entries
    475 people
  32. 32. Finance my horses
    5 entries
    1 person

How I did it
How to write a book of short stories
It took me
5 years
It made me


How to save up $5,000
It took me
10 months
It made me


How to visit new york city
It took me
2 years
It made me
Happy


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Recent entries
get out of debt (read all 9 entries…)
Goal.... get rid of truck debt.

Why am I paying 11% interest on this and only earning .5% interest on my CDs? I love my CDs, love the thought of having savings, but this is just stupid. The truck is currently at $3048. I have $2400 worth of CDs that is free. When the truck is paid down to $2400 I’m going to pay it off from the cds then send the truck payments to my savings account. Besides which, I want to be debt free enough to feel like I can walk away from my job if I want. My car loan is down to $16,100, at 1% interest, at least my payments are doing something. The horse trailer is down to $14K. I still flirt with the idea of trading it in for something with LQ.



save 6 months of living expenses (read all 16 entries…)
$12K, as if.

One of my goals is to save $10K and that just seems impossible! I will say that I managed to save enough to live for 3 months out of work with the baby. Man it was tight at the end though.



Identify things that make me happy (read all 14 entries…)
Smiles from the baby

I just love when he’s happy and smiles at us.



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