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 34 things

YesYourMajesty's Life List

  1. 1. Be more patient with my children
    9 entries . 5 cheers
    45 people
  2. 2. Give my kids more responsibility/independance!
    11 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Make myself more of a priority!
    8 entries . 17 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Appreciate the intangible things in life
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Not let anyone hold me back when I want to do something
    8 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. To put 100% effort into whatever I'm doing
    2 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Learn self-discipline and follow through on things
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Slow down and enjoy the moment
    6 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Prioritize!
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    73 people
  10. 10. Count my Blessings
    30 entries . 1 cheer
    174 people
  11. 11. Try something new
    8 entries . 2 cheers
    162 people
  12. 12. Finish what I start
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    4,026 people
  13. 13. Read my Bible (at least once a week to start)
    2 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Finally be caught up!
    2 entries
    1 person
  15. 15. Stop interrupting people
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    81 people
  16. 16. Keep the laundry baskets picked up in the bedroom!
    6 entries
    1 person
  17. 17. Declutter 15 minutes a day
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    78 people
  18. 18. Fast one day a week to build my self-discipline.
    2 people
  19. 19. Have a family portrait taken
    18 people
  20. 20. Knit one dishcloth a week for gifts
    1 entry
    1 person
  21. 21. Get the grocery bill down to $100/week. Firm.
    3 entries
    1 person
  22. 22. Re-organize kid's closets with new shelving.
    1 person
  23. 23. Show mom that gluten sensitivity runs in the family and that its the cause of a lot of her health problems
    1 person
  24. 24. Enter a knitting project in the county fair
    1 person
  25. 25. Use more cash and less credit.
    1 entry
    1 person
  26. 26. Talk to my friends about Jesus.
    1 entry
    1 person
  27. 27. Simpify my home, my schedule and my life.
    1 person
  28. 28. Jason- 2x week.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. Continue cooking (most of) our meals from scratch.
    1 person
  30. 30. Have 2 weeks worth of meals in the freezer for 'no shopping' weeks.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. Re-do the pantry and add shelves to the storage room for extra pantry items
    1 entry
    1 person
  32. 32. Give away more of the excess we have.
    1 person
  33. 33. Backup all our photos to the internet!
    1 entry
    1 person
  34. 34. Floss, exfoliate, lotion, shave legs, use sunscreen more often
    1 person

How I did it
How to no more processed food for my family
It took me
6 months
It made me
Elated and proud

How to cut back on my own television and computer time
It took me
5 months
It made me
More efficient

How to keep the kids busy without using the television
It took me
5 months
It made me

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Recent entries
Not let anyone hold me back when I want to do something (read all 8 entries…)
Here we go!

I have been wanting to get involved in church’s annually food drop. I finally took the plunge and signed up! Should be hearing from them sometime soon.

Learn how to knit mittens for the kids and anyone else who has cold hands
One year

Another winter is a year away. (It’s February!) I have passed on this winter for mittens, but I have plenty of time to practice for next year.

I’m thinking a pair for each of my kids, some for the office at school, my friend Young-Soon, my friend Fran, some for the bin at church and some for the Rescue Mission downtown. Might be a lofty goal. One pair per month, really.

But I’ve got a year to learn how.

Get the grocery bill down to $100/week. Firm. (read all 3 entries…)
As is.

Talked with hubby about taking toiletries and cleaning supplies out of the grocery budget and came up short. It stays as is. Pity. I would have liked to changed that around a little.

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