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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Theedaysleeper

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I'm doing 37 things
 

Theedaysleeper's Life List

  1. 1. play the ukulele
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    85 people
  2. 2. learn to fence
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    518 people
  3. 3. learn archery
    1 cheer
    595 people
  4. 4. Have an enjoyable exercise routine
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Learn to speak Spanish
    1 cheer
    2,713 people
  6. 6. Build a Rube Goldburg Machine
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  7. 7. find a better job
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    562 people
  8. 8. learn to change my own oil
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    9 people
  9. 9. Get my masters degree in counseling psychology
    2 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. have a housekeeper
    17 people
  11. 11. Restore a Jeep Wagonier
    1 person
  12. 12. Attend a Dias de los Meurtos Festival
    1 person
  13. 13. Learn American Sign Language
    613 people
  14. 14. own an MG
    5 people
  15. 15. read all the books on the Banned Book List
    1 cheer
    3 people
  16. 16. Build a marble run
    1 person
  17. 17. Spend a Christmas volunteering
    2 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Join the Peace Corp or take a service vacation
    1 person
  19. 19. Make a solo trip to New Mexico in my Jeep
    1 person
  20. 20. Design and Build my own log cabin and sustainable homestead
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. see the aurora borealis in alaska
    2 cheers
    7 people
  22. 22. Hear whale songs with my own ears
    1 cheer
    1 person
  23. 23. be someone's hero
    267 people
  24. 24. go to australia
    2,302 people
  25. 25. Have a healthy mouth and teeth
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  26. 26. have an herb garden
    3 cheers
    93 people
  27. 27. Have a night blooming garden
    2 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Take a cruise.
    609 people
  29. 29. Star gaze at the Grand Canyon and stay at El Tovar Hotel
    1 person
  30. 30. Become a Counseling Psychologist
    1 person
  31. 31. Provide free therapy for trauma victims
    1 person
  32. 32. Adopt a Golden Retriever
    1 cheer
    5 people
  33. 33. Construct an amazing grande dame dollhouse
    1 person
  34. 34. become a youth mentor
    4 people
  35. 35. Embrace, not deny, my inner gamer.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  36. 36. Reconnect with my family and friends
    1 entry
    1 person
  37. 37. Learn to Negotiate.
    11 people

How I did it
How to become a math tutor
It took me
1 month
It made me
Privileged


How to have dreadlocks
It took me
3 months
It made me
Brave


How to learn how to drive stick-shift
It took me
2 months
It made me
Capable


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Recent entries
knit a scarf
Fun

It isn’t cheaper than buying a scarf, but it’s fun designing your own. It’s even better to make them as gifts. Knitting was nice when I wanted to have something to do with my hands.



go to a drive in movie
Not so fun

It’s not as easy to hear and see as a regular movie theater is. People are a lot more active so it’s distracting. The picture quality isn’t great either.



live abroad for a while (read all 2 entries…)
Nah

I really love my home town. If I was to stay somewhere else for a while it would be only be a vacation.



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