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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Angel

is downsizing the unnecessities of her life



I'm doing 31 things
 

How I did it
How to leave home
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
Invincible


How to get a third tattoo
It took me
2 months
It made me
Say "Woo woo!"


How to bike the coast
It took me
1 day
It made me


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Do 1 thing each week to make myself happier (read all 4 entries…)
Time for another progress check

So I’m thinking I’ve fallen into a slump again. Time to recap my accomplishments

‘09
March= Found an amazing apt./Found a good home for Lacey
April= Mall of America work assignment/Met Kenny(CL Friend)+Anime convention fail
May= Brittany Ann moves in/Pops visited
June= Bonnaroo w/Carmie! + Hang out w/Shoki+ Found an awesome flatmate + Hiked the Umpqua Dunes
July=...

....so I’ve been falling behind on some of my goals but I see now at least that I’m still making progress of some sort which makes me feel better. This list also omits the its and bits of mini trips and travels to the falls and the coast which have been here and there and uber refreshing.



start a photo journal - take at least a photo a week to represent my life
if at first you don't succeed try try again

Why am I failing so miserably at this? I go nuts when I find myself trekking up the side of a hill or wetting my feet in a puddle so why aren’t I wallowing the beauty of life’s everyday simplicities?....hmmm…everyday is quite a committed commitment which is especially bad for those with commitment issues (ie Me)...lets whittle this down to per week and see how that goes.



Do 1 thing each week to make myself happier (read all 4 entries…)
Progress check

Okay, I need a progress check. Hmmm…when did I start this goal? Probably since I’ve began posting on this site. When was that? I’ll have to check after this but for now on with the assessment:

‘09
Feb= Pass Test in Memphis, TN
Jan= Visit Nashville/Michigan…find love for Portland

‘08
Dec= Find my <3/Read 9 books/donated blood 5 times
Nov= Trek the outdoors w/Berto
Oct= Step afuera de comfort zones/Give online connection sites a try
Sep= Cross country roadtrip/Move to Portland, OR/Get a Promotion
Aug= Live in a tent/Go home 4 a month/Leave <3 n Nashville
Jul= Work assignment(2 store closings in) in Ft. Lauderdale
Jun= Take a solitary road trip/Bonaroo/Get Married
May= Work assignment in LA/accepted relocation promotion
Apr= Completed Foto Class/Enroll in Literature Class
Mar= Work Assignment in Chicago
Feb= Start Ballroom Dance Lessons
Jan= Live life/Make a “mistake”/Begin Foto classes

07
Dec= Get a Camera
Nov= Make a Thanksgiving feast from scratch/Buy a new car
Oct= Road trip to Mi w/Shoki
Sep= Play house with Shoki
Aug= Fall in lust/Find myself/Survive car explosion
Jul= Kids come to visit me & Nashville for a month!
Jun= Fall in <3
May= Go to LA/Make a “mistake”/Reconnect w/old friends
Apr= Go to Tampa for first time (work)
Mar= Survive Linda Marie’s passing on my own
Feb= Buy a new car/Go to LA for the 1st time(work)
Jan= Visit back home for the first time/Break up w/a like(not a <3)

06
Dec= Hang in there!/Survive holidays/have wisdom teeth removed
Nov= Get promoted/Move to Nashville
Oct= Find a direction for life
Sep= Dabble in college courses…lit, psych, anthro, religion
Aug= try for Tampa relocation
Jul= party
Jun= party
May= party
Apr= party
Mar= work
Feb= work
Jan= work

Wow! Glad I went so far back. It’s really eye opening to see the drastic changes I’ve made in my life since I decided to move out of Michigan. It’s super encouraging! I had a good life in back home but around the year of ‘05 I kind of fell into a rut…no progress or direction…I was burned out after all the drama and confusion of highschool & religious indoctrination & mental battles w/my mummy dearest…Since the move I’ve made it a point to try to avoid that same rut ever again. Since then at times I’ve felt down, lonely, sad and clueless but I’ve always made it a point to do at least one thing that would make my life feel absolutely fabulous and non-mundane. I need to try to refocus this goal to “per week”. That’s not to say that I only do one thing a month but if I focus on it in the “per week” terms I’m more apt to be able to fluidly recollect. Why not? The stores are settled. It looks like I’m not going anywhere for at least a little while (6 months to a year). I’m glad I hopped on here to update my list! Ahhhhhhh…rekindled flames ;)



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