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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"Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Ben Franklin

I'm doing 25 things

SimplicityInTheLBC's Life List

  1. 1. Do what I can with what I have.
    168 cheers
    3 people
  2. 2. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    81 entries . 8 cheers
    2,676 people
  3. 3. marry the man I love
    10 entries . 80 cheers
    159 people
  4. 4. turn my office into a usable work space, instead of a storage unit
    12 entries . 55 cheers
    0 people
  5. 5. figure out how to manage my money so that I don't end up penniless in my old age
    18 entries . 64 cheers
    0 people
  6. 6. Put my money where my mouth is
    19 entries . 32 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. have nothing in my house that I do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful
    18 entries . 60 cheers
    74 people
  8. 8. rock some three-day weekend adventures
    2 entries . 96 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Be a tourist in my own town (visit 20 sites I have never been to before)
    6 entries . 43 cheers
    5 people
  10. 10. travel the world
    2 entries . 50 cheers
    21,178 people
  11. 11. NEVER have children
    13 entries . 57 cheers
    87 people
  12. 12. Donate blood 10 times
    5 entries . 38 cheers
    5 people
  13. 13. create 12 monthly resolutions/major projects/goals
    5 entries . 19 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Someday I'd like to...
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    6 people
  15. 15. complete "wreck this journal"
    3 entries . 24 cheers
    78 people
  16. 16. finish saving for my half of the wedding and honeymoon
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. get another tattoo
    8 cheers
    3,408 people
  18. 18. lose 25 pounds
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1,590 people
  19. 19. post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    365 people
  20. 20. make 2014 my last year with the church
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. pay off the goddamn credit card
    10 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Determine whether 43 things is really being shut down, or if it is false rumor. If true: a) find an efficient way to back up my entries, b) mourn the loss of 43things, and c) try out popclogs. Will it suffice as a substitute?
    1 cheer
    6 people
  23. 23. ┌───────── run ─────────┐
    7 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. run a marathon
    9 cheers
    12,902 people
  25. 25. keep track of my mileage activity
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    2 people

How I did it
How to fall asleep faster
It took me
6 years
It made me

How to float in a sensory deprivation tank
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to appreciate the Man, every single day
It took me
47 days
It made me
a better woman

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Recent entries
find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 81 entries…)

1) Giving myself a pretty manicure, and enjoying the few months of the year when I can grow my nails long.

2) Finding super cheap curtains at Ikea in the color I wanted. Now I just need to hem the damn things, since they are full size and the window they will cover is not.

3) Doing my 5-miler today even though I really, really didn’t want to.

4) Lovely birfday celebration stuffs winding down.

5) The Man found my favorite pen! It had been hidden by some other things. (Reason #485 why decluttering is awesome.)

keep track of my mileage activity (read all 4 entries…)
marathon training, week 5

7/14 – REST
7/15 – 3.01
7/16 – 5.01
7/17 – 3.01
7/18 – REST
7/19 – 10.01
7/20 – cycle 5.6 (crosstrain)

TOTAL: 26.64

The 10-miler on the 19th was brutal. Thank god this week is a stepback week.

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 81 entries…)

1) Surviving today’s 5-miler in the direct sun.

2) Looking forward to birthday dinner next week.

3) Starbucks lemon loaf turned out tasty.

4) An apparent misunderstanding, clarified. No work Thursday!

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