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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Timmmaaay's Life List

  1. 1. Get a better mark in my Degree
    1 person
  2. 2. stop washing my hair
    1 entry
    70 people
  3. 3. Become carbon neutral
    1 entry
    73 people
  4. 4. get sponsored for skateboarding
    2 people
  5. 5. skateboard more
    84 people
  6. 6. meditate daily
    4,819 people
  7. 7. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  8. 8. learn to draw
    1 entry
    2,398 people
Recent entries
learn to draw
A frustrating inability to express my ideas

When my imagination runs riot I have no way of sharing what comes up. This is one of those things I’d like to do but I’m not sure I’ll ever get very far with it!

Become carbon neutral
"carbon neutral" tech and my dream home

It’ll take a while but I present my master plan!

Straw bale house
ground source heat pump
“wood gas” generator running a genny for power
home-made wind turbines
wood gas adapted vehicles/cookers
growing our own food – greenhouse + allotment
Fluorescent lighting
using my laptop rather than my pc
Assisting more people to follow suit through my chosen field of study.

stop washing my hair
Hair, grease, scientific enquiry and the price of shampoo

I’ve heard more and more about not washing one’s hair with any kind of soap, so I’m working my way towards the end of a week-long trial of this right now. My hair is feeling greasy, but better and more manageable.

The one thing that I’ve been told that noone’s mentioned and seems vital to my hair is to brush and comb it regularly to spread the natural oils up to the tips. My job for tomorrow is buy a comb – it’ll be the first time i will actually be able to comb my hair for maybe 4 years. It knots massively, even when i’m asleep but the not washing it thing is reducing that massively.

I’m also only 4 minutes in the shower, and am using less resources :)


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