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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I'm doing 35 things
 

Toria's Life List

  1. 1. find a job i love
    3 cheers
    2,023 people
  2. 2. get my fibromyalgia under control
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    15 people
  3. 3. tone my body
    833 people
  4. 4. Clean my room and keep it clean for 30 days
    2 entries
    1 person
  5. 5. Spend 15 minutes a day throwing stuff away and organizing other stuff for at least 30 days
    2 people
  6. 6. put all my books in a database
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. Lose 10 pounds
    1 cheer
    6,361 people
  8. 8. Get a tattoo
    2 entries
    21,914 people
  9. 9. manage my finances better
    132 people
  10. 10. get a second degree
    2 entries
    40 people
  11. 11. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    1 entry
    7,198 people
  12. 12. rediscover my spiritual side
    1 entry
    5 people
  13. 13. Give away 100 things I don't need
    11 people
  14. 14. Do something new every month
    788 people
  15. 15. do 10 rounds of sun salutations first thing in the morning every morning for 30 days
    1 cheer
    1 person
  16. 16. meditate each day for 30 days
    3 people
  17. 17. make art everyday for 30 days
    2 people
  18. 18. show up at the airport with a bag & a passport & take the first flight available.
    576 people
  19. 19. Keep up my journal...in French
    1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. fall asleep outside watching the stars with someone i care about
    1 cheer
    915 people
  21. 21. write for a magazine
    1 cheer
    262 people
  22. 22. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  23. 23. fill up my passport
    1 entry
    102 people
  24. 24. complete a marathon
    286 people
  25. 25. knit a pair of socks
    1 cheer
    98 people
  26. 26. knit a sweater
    1 entry
    620 people
  27. 27. Host a dinner party
    373 people
  28. 28. learn sign language
    8,503 people
  29. 29. Visit all the continents
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    143 people
  30. 30. move out
    1 entry
    3,451 people
  31. 31. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  32. 32. learn Latin
    2,009 people
  33. 33. bury treasure and map it
    2 cheers
    28 people
  34. 34. Become a PADI Master Diver
    1 cheer
    5 people
  35. 35. Stick it to The Man
    278 people
Recent entries
Clean my room and keep it clean for 30 days (read all 2 entries…)
So I forgot a piture, but I have a plan

My main problem, if that I have far too many clothes. I am a pack rat and so I think I still have a few things from when I was in elementary school (I’m now 25).
So what I am going to do is:

1. Make my bed
2. Take all the clothes from my closet, my dresser and the floor and put them all on the bed.
3. Get a ton of boxes and bags and start sorting everything.
-Everything I’ll keep I will immediately hang or fold and
put away
-Everything I am storing goes in a labeled box.
-Everything I am giving away will go into plastic bags.
I think I’ll send alot of stuff to the Goodwill and to
a wonderful program that helps women get business clothes
when re-enering the workforce after addiction or
homelessness.
-Everything I am throwing away goes in a garbage bag.
4. From there, move onto my desk and bookshelves which will be simple after the huge task of all my clothes.

I’ll try to remember to take a photo, so everyone can see the big change.



put all my books in a database
I've begun.

I have about 50 books in my database already and I plan on trying to add another 5 books or so every day. That way I should be finished my 1st book self my the end of July and can start on the second one in August.

I am hoping that this will make it easier for me to keep track of who I lend books to and help me get the ones that I love back.



Clean my room and keep it clean for 30 days (read all 2 entries…)
I'm am giving myself a deadline to have the room cleaned

I will have until Sunday, July 22, 2007 to have my room cleaned. And the consequence that I am setting for my self if I fail, is that I will not let myself start the latest Harry Potter book until it is clean.



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