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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age26's Life List

  1. 1. Put together portfolio for postgrad
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. live frugally, but stylishly and deliciously
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    38 people
  3. 3. finish blue marble notebook with drawings
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Make a new recipe every week
    8 entries . 5 cheers
    6 people
  5. 5. finish making that skirt
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    2 people
  6. 6. have a great wardrobe of clothes
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. grow my own vegetables
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,588 people
  8. 8. finish the german cd 1
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Learn to play one song on the ukelele
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. read sas survival book
    1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. Create a weekly budget
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    31 people
  12. 12. get rid of 10 items of clutter I don't use anymore
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. memorize a poem
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    93 people
  14. 14. complete a half marathon
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    71 people
  15. 15. make a portfolio site for x illustration work
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  16. 16. try/experience one new thing every week in 2011
    6 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Grow an extensive herb garden
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    2 people
  18. 18. build / restore a bike
    1 person
  19. 19. talk to my mum every week this year
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. pass my driving test
    1 cheer
    1,134 people
  21. 21. do the Weekly Home Blessing every week
    3 entries
    1 person
  22. 22. have a good understanding of herbs for health
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  23. 23. set up savings account
    2 people
  24. 24. Fail more
    1 cheer
    6 people
  25. 25. Become a certified Yoga instructor.
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    75 people
  26. 26. Answer the '20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday'.
    1 entry
    0 people

How I did it
How to host a dinner party
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1 day
It made me

How to get a sewing machine
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to knit a hat
It took me
5 days
It made me

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try/experience one new thing every week in 2011 (read all 6 entries…)
feb 14 - feb 21 2011

I’m feeling stupid. I’m usually so content with my life but today I was consumed by regret and jealousy because of the outward achievements of another. What a drag. I feel like a total plain jane who could have been somebody. I’ll snap out it!
Anyway on with the show:

- had a beer and burrito on my own in a burrito place.
- saw ‘hot pot’ and ‘russian dolls’ – both vg
- going to a gig on my own
- made baked potatoes – so easy!
- did some css3 coding
- bought a lipstick!
- wore lipstick out
- had ‘bad weather’ tea
- saw an amazing metalworker who made their own cameras
- gave directions in a car through town

Answer the '20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday'.
feb 13th 2011

1. What did I learn last week? – It’s OK to be happy with what I have.

2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? – I finished the fortnight project

3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why? – M came over and we had a big long chat.

4. What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week? – Ring citizens info about income tax.

5. What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? – Laundry + graphic library

6. What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week? – Getting stressed in work.

7. What was last week’s biggest time sink? – Facebook

8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped? – Physical clutter, mental clutter… eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may shine bright.

9. What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? – Ring cit info. Thursday.

10. What opportunities are still on the table? – Post Grad

11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to? – My mum and Rachel

12. Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘Thank You’? – J

13. How can I help someone else this coming week? – Make J breakie and lunch

14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years?
1 – Attend the RCA
2 – Have a full-time, very well paid, creative job
3 – Stay Healthy

15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals? – Yes, I’m doing creative projects.
I didn’t go to the gym this week because I had a cold

16. What’s the next step for each goal?
1 – Continue creative projects
2 – Build up my skills
3 – Go to the gym

17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week? – Working on my brief

18. What are my fears? – I’ll never get any better

19. What am I most grateful for? – My health, my friendship, my job, my family

20. If I knew I only had one week to live, who would I spend my time with? – Myself

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