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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pay off my credit card
achieveble but you need a system

either transfer the balance to a 0 per cent and cut up the old card and dont use the new card i.e. lose the pin. then pay affordable instalments.

or dont take the card out with you and gradually pay off chunks as it goes down.

stop shopping for things you dont really need.

listen to more music.
Download it

I got a Samsung android phone that can download music easily – bought a credit package from Vodaphone for 25 tracks per month and I’m loving it – I love walking the dog in all weathers – never mind waiting or being stuck in traffic – music is my escape and my therapy and it’s fun to share with my daughter – she adds tracks she likes and I (believe it or not) like listening to them. I feel this is so worth doing and when you are busy and always rushing about – there is never enough time for the nice things

read Gone with the wind
Mum - you were right - it's fab

I loved it – well worth doing – such fascinating characters

be a teacher
Worth doing

Kids are great! Tiring and hard work but wonderful people to be paid to spend your day with.
Go for it
I’ve been a teacher for 14 years and I’m loving it

be a good mum
this goal should be changed to...

REALISE you are a good mum
Celebrate all that is positive about your beautiful children – find things that you enjoy doing and share these with your children – learn to listen to them – make time space and silence for this to happen.
Children are often wiser and see things more clearly than us grown ups – they have less clutter in their heads.
Give them credit – appreciate and respect them more and they will do the same back – naturally

study crystals
Not as interesting as they look

I have studied them and there is a lot of baloney written about them by goodness-knows-who and that isn’t worth reading.

Buy what I want not what I can afford

This is one of the best transformations I have made this year
Thanks to ecar insurance and the cheap service they provide – I have come to realise that cheapest is not worth searching for – that the desirable things in life are worth paying for – that the difference between a bargain and a normal price is not worth hours of wasted life on the internet – buy what you want and enjoy the freedom – life is too short not to – This change in thinking is having a big knock-on effect on many other aspects of my life, eg food I choose to eat and things I say yes or no to.

Learn to identify plants, flowers, and trees
From weeds to wisdom

I have found wood avens; bristly ox-tongue; prickly sow-thistle and smooth sow thistle in my garden, also Canadian fleabane.
Now they have names they are no longer weeds, or a chore waiting to to be done.

buy an audi
It's certainly worth doing

I have an Audi A3 – it’s silky smooth and very modest – not flashy or drawing attention to itself.
I can see for miles when driving in the dark – did my Renault even have headlights that worked?? I wonder.
I like it and I love driving it.
I have had only good comments from others about it too.

Join Medecins Sans Frontieres
i set up a direct debit - it feels good

I always wished I could do something as worthwhile as these wonderful people – for many years I have thought about it. I just feel that at least I can support them with a regular donation

take my daughter to Paris

We stayed in a gorgeous timbered attic – booked through Housetrip – On the Place du Tertre in Montmartre, right next to Sacre Coeur, with view of Eiffel Tower through the window.
We loved visiting the Eiffel Tower; jumping about on the huge street fan outside the Moulin Rouge (Marilyn Monroe style); seeing the Mona Lisa and visiting the quaint Museum of Magic on the Rue Saint-Paul.

learn to like myself
I realised I like myself when I accepted myself

Perhaps I stopped hating my body, not sure when. Ironically, when I hated my body it was much younger and in much better shape than it is now. I like myself as a whole being – my body, my face, my thoughts and opinions. I’m ok with being human, having problems, failing at things. I used to put so much conscious thought into self improvement, I think to be honest perhaps I couldn’t get things into perspective.
Sure I’d like to be fitter, thinner, richer, prettier, and all those things, but I honestly don’t think any of those things would change me.
I’m nicer to be around now I’m happier; and I enjoy genuinely giving to others – care and attention mostly.
I like being lazy and reading for hours and not doing the housework, if I’m in the mood to. I am very content. I don’t self-chastise.

Find my true love
Its not so difficult

you will need
sense of humour
willing to make the effort

learn the constellations (read all 2 entries…)
Orion, Sirius and The Great Bear, Venus, Lunar eclipse

I now know the main stars in Orion and a little bit about one or two of them. I can find Sirius, the dog star from looking at Orion. Am learning the names of the stars in the constellation Ursa Major (the Plough/Big Dipper) – have learned how to pronounce Dubhe! The more I learn the more I want to learn, its so fascinating. – I especially like to find out what kind of stars they are… and I am soon hoping to recognise the planets in the sky…I have seen Venus but none of the others yet. I really enjoyed the lunar eclipse last Saturday.

declutter my house

just go there

Sell stuff on ebay
it's fun

but it takes me ages to get the ad ready

learn the constellations (read all 2 entries…)
shooting stars

i haven’t seen one yet and yet last night was supposed to have been the most concentrated and frequent night of augusts annual shower. have you seen any?

stand under a waterfall
high force

well you cant stand under it but you can climb to the top on lethal slippery rocks and enthrall as the water surges past you and down. if you sit upriver a few metres you can dangle your feet in. amazing

go to the Wicker man festival (read all 2 entries…)
burn baby burn

wickerman is cool relaxed small fun friendly. its great for families or singles young or old. i will definitely go back next year.

go to the Wicker man festival (read all 2 entries…)
wicker man

i have my ticket – 6 weeks or so to go – i have my tent i have my sleeping bag – hooray

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