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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amy_mhmm

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I'm doing 38 things
 

amy_mhmm's Life List

  1. 1. Ruthlessly clear out my bedroom
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    1 person
  2. 2. Read work by V. S. Ramachandran
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    1 person
  3. 3. make a travel scrapbook
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    1 person
  4. 4. be published
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    413 people
  5. 5. Live to feed the hungry; stand beside the broken.
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    1 person
  6. 6. Subscribe to more blogs and 43thingers
    1 person
  7. 7. Read books by Maya Angelou
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    1 person
  8. 8. Finish what I start
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    4,026 people
  9. 9. stop procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  10. 10. be the best version of myself
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    42 people
  11. 11. Get a new job
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    1,984 people
  12. 12. Be as polite to my family as I am to strangers
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    3 people
  13. 13. Find a charity shop that sells things I want to buy
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    1 person
  14. 14. Remember clever quotes I find, so I can drop them into conversation and sound intellectual.
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    1 person
  15. 15. Be more active
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    734 people
  16. 16. learn dutch
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    641 people
  17. 17. Tour Benelux by train
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    1 person
  18. 18. read books quicker
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    1 person
  19. 19. have good skin
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    24 people
  20. 20. stop touching my face
    48 people
  21. 21. run a 10K
    1,180 people
  22. 22. be less dependent on my iPhone
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    1 person
  23. 23. win something good
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    2 people
  24. 24. learn to drive
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    6,743 people
  25. 25. get a degree
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    1,281 people
  26. 26. If the above fails, live and work in an Asian elephant sanctuary.
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. meet Barack Obama
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    119 people
  28. 28. fill my passport
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    209 people
  29. 29. Have a family
    1,693 people
  30. 30. Be a guest on a talk show
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    4 people
  31. 31. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,503 people
  32. 32. Go to Leeds-Bradford Airport and just fly somewhere.
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    1 person
  33. 33. Swim in the sea during a thunderstorm
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    1 person
  34. 34. couchsurf
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    71 people
  35. 35. Live in a foreign country for at least a year
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    130 people
  36. 36. Go on an overseas language course
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    1 person
  37. 37. Be featured on Ted.com
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    1 person
  38. 38. Write More Entries
    5 people

How I did it
How to get a tattoo
It took me
1 year
It made me
inked


How to cook healthy tasty food
It took me
3 months
It made me
Healthy!


How to go to fiji
It took me
3 months
It made me
blissful.


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Recent entries
be more active (read all 3 entries…)
Gym

Wow, after reading my past entries for this goal, I can definitely say I am more active now! I joined the gym in September and also joined the University Basketball team. I’m not very good at basketball haha but my energy levels are higher and I’ve started to actually enjoy exercise!

However, I feel this goal isn’t complete yet. It is after all the new year, and this morning I went to the gym for the first time in over a month and I can feel the effects of Christmas, new year and my 21st birthday unhealthiness!

So now, I’m currently incorporating the gym into my revision timetable (I have 2nd year exams this month). So I’m going to the gym at 8am (give or take half an hour) every other morning until at least Sunday 22nd January. After that, basketball starts again :) so I should have my fitness levels back up by then! After that, I’ll decide if this goal is complete yet…



volunteer in the local community
Training begins!

I’ve just been invited to start training to volunteer for the Samaritans after being successful in the selection event! Training starts 5th February and lasts the month. If they still think I’m suitable at the end of it, I start volunteering for them for at least 4 hours every fortnight, with 5 hours (I think) night shifts every 6 weeks. Sounds like hard work but it will be so worth it! :)

Also, I’ve started training for St John Ambulance. Completed the induction weekend and now waiting to find out when the course begins.

This goal is almost complete… I just need to finish training and get on duty! Exciting!



be more active (read all 3 entries…)
Went for a run...

...nearly died.

No, it wasn’t that bad… but I was shocked at how ridiculously difficult I found it. I think I have the stamina of a Sloth. Will try harder on Saturday.



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