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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I'm doing 25 things

aswedishlime's Life List

  1. 1. 2014: Clear!
    7 entries . 12 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2)
    1040 entries . 66 cheers
    155 people
  3. 3. heal my knee
    1 entry . 30 cheers
    11 people
  4. 4. donate in memory of my mom
    2 entries . 58 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. get a new bike
    6 entries . 27 cheers
    42 people
  6. 6. identify my barriers to productivity and take steps to eliminate them
    8 entries . 17 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. Create a daily affirmation each morning to focus on throughout the day.
    9 entries . 14 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. get our house in tip-top shape
    14 entries . 25 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. get genetic testing done
    8 cheers
    4 people
  10. 10. set up FLYlady routines
    7 entries . 17 cheers
    323 people
  11. 11. Weekly: Gather creative courage
    5 entries . 21 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. cleansweep my life
    3 entries . 11 cheers
    19 people
  13. 13. learn to make stained glass
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    138 people
  14. 14. make 43 Pinterest projects
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Complete "The Artist's Way"
    2 entries . 15 cheers
    399 people
  16. 16. Create a List of 43 Things that I Like About Winter
    22 entries . 8 cheers
    3 people
  17. 17. Someday I'd like to...
    11 entries . 11 cheers
    6 people
  18. 18. take a photography class
    1 entry . 37 cheers
    1,613 people
  19. 19. ride in a hot air balloon
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    2,749 people
  20. 20. volunteer at the library
    2 entries . 21 cheers
    29 people
  21. 21. learn to SCUBA dive
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    2,700 people
  22. 22. learn to play one song on the guitar
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    13 people
  23. 23. visit a monastary
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    10 people
  24. 24. create a list of my dream jobs
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. be a blessing, give a blessing
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to joyfully apply to grad school
It took me
180 days
It made me
pleased and proud.

How to eat healthier
It took me
5 years
It made me
more nourished

How to learn to sew (again).
It took me
1 day
It made me

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Recent entries
cleansweep my life (read all 3 entries…)
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Physical Environment: 16
Well-being: 18
Money: 19
Relationships: 19

Total: 70

That’s actually not bad! Things that come to mind that I’ve been wanting to work on or have fallen behind in are writing a will, getting Rx sunglasses, getting caught up on paying bills, healing from an old work relationship, healing from the schism with my dad and his wife, getting my paperwork organized, getting clear about my professional goals, writing more letters, curbing gossip and judgements, exercising more consistently, cutting back on sugar and tv, getting small things repaired….

be a blessing, give a blessing
Bless you!

May you all find community, virtually and in real life, that affirms your true selves and encourages you to do your very best.

May you all feel free to pursue those things that make your heart shout for joy and to not be set back during the occasional setback or stumble.

May you all be loved, wherever you are, and most of all, by you yourself.

May you find comfort during distress.

May you find peace during discord.

May you find small pleasures during depressive episodes.

May you find strength when it feels like the world is cursing you.

May you find courage when you feel small and afraid.

May you embrace happiness when it seems lame to do so.

May you release all that is weighing you down and float on the promise that everyday is a new day.

Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 1040 entries…)

Today I am grateful:
1. To be reunited with my family. My niece is so precious, and I love hanging out with my sister and brother-in-law again.
2. For my husband. He’s been so sweet, so patient, so calming, so affectionate. I love that he’s my partner, and I love that I can count on him.
3. For sunshine and clear water.
4. For the big extended family festivities beginning tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody!
5. For good food, small sips of wheat beer, puzzles, playtime, imagination, laughter, fresh air, long walks, new sights.
6. For popping into 43T and seeing a faithful crowd posting like always, and knowing that we are utilizing this space as long as we can. It feels good, and not nearly as mournful as it once did. And it makes my heart happy.

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