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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Alicia Turner

I'm doing 40 things

Alicia Turner's Life List

  1. 1. make sure the people i love, know it
    3 cheers
    92 people
  2. 2. be thankful
    1 cheer
    175 people
  3. 3. pray more
    1 cheer
    3,199 people
  4. 4. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  5. 5. Become a more versatile drummer
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. record and release an album with my band
    5 entries
    1 person
  7. 7. Make a living doing something I love
    1 cheer
    76 people
  8. 8. play my guitar more
    1 entry
    229 people
  9. 9. Worry less.
    1 cheer
    4,724 people
  10. 10. Beat my depression
    1,942 people
  11. 11. interrupt less; listen more
    64 people
  12. 12. Minimize existing clutter and excess possessions
    3 entries
    393 people
  13. 13. lose the baby weight
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    228 people
  14. 14. pay off my credit card
    1 cheer
    1,436 people
  15. 15. Not feel ugly
    1 cheer
    193 people
  16. 16. become a foster parent
    211 people
  17. 17. get better at keeping in touch with people who are important to me
    669 people
  18. 18. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    2,044 people
  19. 19. write a book
    31,381 people
  20. 20. learn to speak another language fluently
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    186 people
  21. 21. Visit Rafael in Honduras
    1 person
  22. 22. finish my degree
    2,533 people
  23. 23. travel the world
    21,175 people
  24. 24. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  25. 25. Buy a motorcycle
    1,173 people
  26. 26. go bungee jumping
    1,604 people
  27. 27. Go skydiving
    7,881 people
  28. 28. learn Kung Fu
    803 people
  29. 29. see the aurora borealis
    2,010 people
  30. 30. start my own company
    970 people
  31. 31. do a backflip on a trampoline
    8 people
  32. 32. dream lucidly
    742 people
  33. 33. live in a house with hidden rooms and secret passageways
    439 people
  34. 34. expand my vocabulary
    1 cheer
    2,660 people
  35. 35. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  36. 36. have my own library in my house
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    86 people
  37. 37. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  38. 38. knit a scarf
    566 people
  39. 39. have a tan again
    1 entry
    4 people
  40. 40. Complete a full year of Life Journal devotions without missing a day
    1 person

How I did it
How to get married....and STAY married
It took me
25 years
It made me

How to have Kids
It took me
3 years
It made me

Recent entries
Minimize existing clutter and excess possessions (read all 3 entries…)
Working on it

We cleared out the majority of our excess possessions to donate to our church’s rummage sale a couple months ago, and then got rid of some more when we moved a few weeks ago. I still have a few boxes at my mom’s place from when I was younger, but I’m getting there.

Become a more versatile drummer (read all 2 entries…)
A foray into Jazz

Well, I enrolled in the community college Big Band for this spring semester. Looks like I’m going to force myself to learn some jazz. I know it will be challenging, but it will be really good for me too. I’ll update when the class starts and I find out what I’ve gotten myself into :)

lose the baby weight (read all 2 entries…)
Getting there!

Well, 10 days from when Gabriel was born, and I’m over 25 lbs down so far. Only 25 left to go…and then maybe a few more after that ;)

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