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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.

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Is envisioning her world as it will be. She is grateful.

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Get over 500 people in my LinkedIN Network (read all 2 entries…)
207 with 293 to go

Getting there.

Lose 15 pounds in the next 3 months
5 down - 10 to go

I want skinny 22 year old abs too, a 22 year old butt and thighs might be nice too. I can’t say I want a 15 year old butt, thighs, and what not considering I looked like a boy at 15.

go streaking

Just ‘learned’ mooning this last summer. Found out there is a protocol for propper mooning to have maximum impact and effect. How hilarious is that?!!!

Sell an original painting for over $1000 in the next 1 year
Up to $450

Still working on getting art exposed, but $450 is not bad

Find a treasure in the next 3 years
I found my brother Greg and my sister Tracy

They are my new treasures. Thank God I found them.

Perfect a peanut butter and jelly cake by 12/08 (read all 4 entries…)
Frosting Test

The frosting test was a success, but the jelly may need some changes. Will move when I apply the jelly to the cake to see if it works well with the frosting. It sort of overpowered the jelly.

Change my job in the next 1 year
I have given notice

8 weeks, I know, it’s long, but it gives them a chance to look for night work for me, which is what I really want.

Get over 500 people in my LinkedIN Network (read all 2 entries…)

373 to go!!

Travel the whole Indiana southern wine trail before the end of 2008 (read all 7 entries…)
Grape Inspirations and Ferrin's Fruit Winery

Both of these were really nice wineries. Grape Inspirations had an advantage over other Indiana wineries in that their grapes are shipped in from all over the world allowing them to do wines from grapes we don’t have here (merlot, chianti, etc.)

Ferrin’s had lovely fruity wines, nice and sweet. I bought a bottle of the Pina Colada wine, but it was hard to make up my mind. They also had a unusual and nice chocolate wine.

At Grape Inspirations, my favorite three had to be the 2 ice wines and their sweet port. It was so smooth. They had lots of other wines I liked, but out of all the wines I’ve tasted at all the wineries I’ve been to, those 3 wines are the most memorable.

Since both of these wineries are in the city, you don’t get the sense that you are at an operational winery. No grape vineyards outside, no big giant oak barrels around the tasting room, but the wines were excellent.

I only have one more winery to finish the Indy Wine Trail, which will be my first complete loop of the 3 loops.

Travel the whole Indiana southern wine trail before the end of 2008 (read all 7 entries…)
Huber Winery and Turtle Run Winery

I visited both this last week. Huber is huge and also has a cheese store, a produce store with breads and other things, and an ice cream shop. The store was really nice and there seemed to be a u-pick. The drive was absolutely beautiful. I bought a bottle of the sweet marcella. It was a nice sweet red.

Turtle Run was very small family owned and very quaint. Surrounded again by a beautiful drive, and a quaint little town. I bought a CD of Tuscan music and a bottle of raspberry wine. I also got a recipe for a blackberry cake from the lady there to make to drink with the wine. The cake is made with blackberry wine, which I have a bottle at home from the Mallow Run winery. I really liked both of these wineries for completely different reasons.

Paint a mural in the next 1 year

Sent an email out to my email list of about 300 asking for partial cans of interior house paint. This will get me closer to starting because once the materials are in the studio space, it will be easy to start the mural. Need to paint all of the basement walls white to start with, and possibly wire brush the surface to get it smooth.

Excited about getting started.

Perfect a peanut butter and jelly cake by 12/08 (read all 4 entries…)
Today's cake was the best yet

I’ve finalized the cake part (peanut butter cake) and most likely will remove the jelly filling from inside and just bake a jelly glaze on top befoe we frost it. The next tests will be frosting tests.

Learn to speak Hindi well enough to talk to my coworkers (read all 2 entries…)
Verbs to go and come

We’ve been concentrating on saying where I’m going, or coming. This helps alot with work.

Create beautiful images that make people feel like changing for the better (read all 5 entries…)
Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Just finished this new painting, hoping to have it in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s artist member show in July.

Travel the whole Indiana southern wine trail before the end of 2008 (read all 7 entries…)
I visited Buck Creek Winery today

I really liked a handful of their wines. Had to stop tasting because they were all good. They had a lovely all strawberry wine, and their Catawba Autumn Blush was really nice too. I left with a bottle of the Arbor Red, but I also liked their Dew Drop. It was all wonderful. I would like to try more of them on another day. It is very close by, so this winery is somewhere I will visit again.

Build my own art studio in my home the next 10 years (read all 2 entries…)
Made a visio floor plan

I made a visio floor plan and put it on my vision wall. It has the sleeping area, the studio, the kitchen, and the bath. I’m just struggling with where I want to put the hot water heater and furnace unit. I did the whole floor plan then remembered it. I can add a couple more feet onto the length of the house and make it happen, but not sure if I want to do that. I really like the overall plan though. Going to search for the arches I want today online, and go to the tile store for samples of the tile I want for my vision wall.

Build my own art studio in my home the next 10 years (read all 2 entries…)
This is my vision for my personal space to create art

Remote location, only 1 room with arches seperating the sleeping space from the kitchen, bath, and painting area. All hard wood floors. The sleeping area is raised 2 steps from the studio. bathtub in the sleeping area, and not the bath. 8 foot ceilings in the sleeping area, and 10 foot ceilings in the studio. Kitchen off the studio. Whole building is only 20 X 20. Large windows in sleeping area and studio.

Ride in a hot air balloon in the next 5 years

I investigated the prices to be ready.

About $500 for 2 adults and one child. I told my son to work on his fear so that he doesn’t have to be scared of the noise. We’ll be going to the balloon race at state fair this year, so we’ll work on that.

get a hammock
Get a Hammock

Big enough for 2 and a nice blanky to sleep under the stars.

walk on the beach
Early in the morning in South Carolina

We just got to the condo and the sun was coming up

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