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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J B's Life List

  1. 1. Have 43 goals
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    66 people
  2. 2. compile a 100-things-about-me list
    3 entries
    640 people
  3. 3. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    3 entries
    7,806 people
  4. 4. find a reason to live
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    20 people
  5. 5. call one person every day for 10 consecutive days
    3 entries
    1 person
  6. 6. Read "Dog War"
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. get up at 6am for 7 consecutive days
    2 entries
    1 person
  8. 8. go to bed at 10pm for 7 consecutive days
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    1 person
  9. 9. meet Anthony C. Winkler
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. 10. Have all Anthony C. Winkler books autographed
    1 entry
    1 person
  11. 11. join toastmasters
    2 entries
    208 people
  12. 12. buy new pillows
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    3 people
  13. 13. change my name
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    546 people
  14. 14. fix my credit
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    442 people
  15. 15. pay off my student loans
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,981 people
  16. 16. go on a world cruise
    2 entries
    44 people
  17. 17. read every book by Madeleine L'Engle
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  18. 18. buy expensive underwear
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4 people
  19. 19. memorize the Mr. Creosote scene from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    2 entries
    1 person
  20. 20. improve my spanish
    1 entry
    1,092 people
  21. 21. write a letter to my children
    1 person
  22. 22. write a letter to my mother
    2 cheers
    8 people
  23. 23. Practice Yoga
    2 entries
    4,258 people
  24. 24. finish my degree
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,533 people
  25. 25. write a manifesto
    1 entry
    65 people
  26. 26. organize my bookmarks
    1 entry
    132 people
  27. 27. Own the whole Absolutely Fabulous series
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  28. 28. get a bento box
    1 entry
    5 people
  29. 29. Embrace Kawaii
    1 entry
    1 person
  30. 30. memorise 10 furoshiki wraps
    1 entry
    1 person
Recent entries
find a reason to live (read all 2 entries…)
working on it

I am not depressed as I was when I first made that goal. Still, I am searching for a good reason. I left the soul-crushing relationship I was in. I’m in a different country and around a completely different set of people. It’s a new start for me.

It’s been hard, but I go forward every day with the idea that joy will come back into my life. That would be a reason to live.



redecorate the guest bedroom (read all 2 entries…)
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I no longer live in that house!



join Toastmasters (read all 2 entries…)
It is a possibility now.

I left the afore-mentioned husband just two weeks ago. I no longer need permission to do anything!! Yay!

Once I settle on a place to live, I will find the closest Toastmasters and see about joining. It will be a good way to get out and meet people.



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