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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TresGatos's Life List

  1. 1. exercise 3X a week
    3 entries
    613 people
  2. 2. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  3. 3. get stronger
    270 people
  4. 4. get laid more!
    1 entry
    27 people
  5. 5. run a 5k
    6 entries . 3 cheers
    2,783 people
  6. 6. save some money
    320 people
  7. 7. get better attendance at craft group
    1 entry
    1 person
  8. 8. Knit a sweater
    620 people
  9. 9. Read One Book a Month
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    801 people
  10. 10. become more confident
    1 cheer
    760 people
  11. 11. Learn to sew my own clothes!
    1 entry
    410 people
  12. 12. climb half dome
    1 cheer
    84 people
  13. 13. go camping
    2,916 people
  14. 14. see killer whales in the wild
    8 people
  15. 15. see a great white shark in the wild
    4 people
  16. 16. remodel my kitchen
    235 people
  17. 17. bird watch
    18 people
  18. 18. take vitamins every day.
    43 people
  19. 19. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  20. 20. learn to cook better
    402 people
  21. 21. try attending my local Universal Unitarian Church
    1 entry
    1 person
  22. 22. Do Volunteer Work
    2 entries
    607 people
  23. 23. Do my wedding photo album
    5 people
  24. 24. become vegan
    315 people
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do volunteer work (read all 2 entries…)
Loving volunteer work

Earlier this year my 6 year old cat died from cancer. It was devastating but damn that cat had been an awesome and given us so much. We have space for 3 cats, and I knew eventually we would get another cat partially as a way to honor the cat we lost. We adopted a cat from a rescue group who had been pulled from a shelter close to his euthanasia date.

This got me thinking alot about how much happiness I’ve gotten from my cats and how I’d really like to give back to more than just the 3 I can adopt myself.

I’ve been volunteering at Oakland Animal Services for the past few months and really wish I had done this sooner. It’s been a really fulfilling experience. I’ve always been a bit on the shy side but have found that talking to people who are looking to adopt a cat is the best part of the job – actually helping match up people with cats that will enhance their lives

I look forward to the few hours a week I spend there.

If you are in Oakland and are looking for a pet come to Oakland Animal Services!

try attending my local Universal Unitarian Church
my 43 things came up on my google search...a sign?

searching for the oakland universal unitarian church and my entry was the first link… maybe i should take it as a hint!

Get a new job (read all 2 entries…)

after working at the same job over 9 years and hating it for the last several I FINALLY found a new job! and it’s 5 miles from home. work/life balance has definitely improved. i’m shy by nature so i still feel a little out of place but getting better every day.

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