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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Make all my goals S.M.A.R.T - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed! - By 10pm 15th July 2014!
Too ambitious

Let’s make that the 20th LOL

happily wear a bikini (read all 2 entries…)

This summer… as mum to a little girl now – I can’t afford to be body conscious! 2014/2015 is the summer I wear a bikini…

Promote myself based on experience and results by the end of Sept 2014 (read all 5 entries…)
Welcomed set back of a different kind

So along come little miss Tilly
Study now needs to be done alongside the little miss…

I need a plan!

Change back to my maiden name by October 2012
Done and added to it...

here is the addition! Matilda Jade :)

take the kids camping or to a caravan park for a weekend before the end of 2013 (read all 4 entries…)
Changed the year and planned!!!

I’m taking the kids to the Woodford Folk Festival! Officially camping…. albeit in the middle of a festival.

find someone to spend the rest of my life with (read all 2 entries…)
Less of a priority for the moment

... Is what it is – I’m over the games

Complete a 30 day detox in August 2012 (read all 7 entries…)

Detox officially and completely finished. Fail!

Achieve my health goals (read all 2 entries…)
Couch to 5km.

Day 2 today of couch to 5km. I wanted to start it on Tuesday but had ab pain so just went for an hour and a half walk instead. Wed I did the first day, then yesterday again just did a long beach walk. It’s a little windy today but the morning is gorgeous so I’ll head off once I drop the kiddies to school. I’m feeling good. Really – how can you not be inspired to get outside, given where I live…

achieve my 101 list by April 20, 2014 (read all 3 entries…)
last 50

51. Drink tea with someone unexpected.
52. Spend a whole day being pampered by someone.
53. Spend a whole day pampering someone else.
54. Raise a guide dog.
55. Drive a manual car.
56. Improve my handwriting.
57. Make hair accessories.
58. Take regular romantic weekends away.
59. Have friends over for dinner every month.
60. Fall completely and totally in love.
61. Kiss under a waterfall.
62. Hold monthly themed dinner nights with the boys.
63. Tell people how I feel about them. (doesn’t always play out how you hope but it feels great regardless!
64. Lose 20kgs.
65. See the sun set in Western Australia.
66. Generate wealth from silly things.
67. Bake for friends as I used to.
68. Pre-plan and make as many birthday gifts as I can.
69. Create a visual inspiration diary.
70. Visit the Northern Territory.
71. Visit South Australia.
72. Visit Byron Bay.
73. Visit Cairns.
74. Make quarterly trips to Melbourne.
75. Make trips to Newcastle at least twice a year.
76. Write a letter to my father.
77. Write a letter to my mother.
78. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
79. Complete a triathlon.
80. Do the Illawarra Fly Walk.
81. Do the Sydney Sky Walk.
82. Visit Jenolan Caves.
83. Go to the open air cinema.
84. Hold a backyard cinema party.
85. Fly in a seaplane.
86. Go in a hot air balloon.
87. Feed sharks.
88. Go to Seaworld.
89. Swim with Dolphins.
90. Swim with seals.
91. Swim with sharks.
92. Tour New Zealand.
93. Fly in a helicopter.
94. Go on a cruise.
95. Go to Fiji.
96. Cycle Vietnam Cambodia.
97. Go to the Hunter Valley Vineyards for a romantic weekend.
98. Visit the 29 South Coast National parks.
99. Camp in a national park.
100. See the brighter side to life.
101. Do everything on this list.

Complete a 30 day detox in August 2012 (read all 7 entries…)
Not as strict as I intended

But exercise has definitely stepped up. Feeling great. Abstinence continues (funny thing about the universe – it has a tendency to test you when you say stuff like that… So far Beth-1/Universe – 0)
I am eating cleaner though. Less processed foods, less carbs, more fresh stuff and daily tonics (hot water and lemon/apple cider vinegar)
Feeling good

find someone to spend the rest of my life with (read all 2 entries…)
It may say someone

But I am going to find THE ONE. My twin flame. Someone to inspire me and who finds inspiration in me as well. Someone to dream with, to make make plans with, to fight and make up with, to play with, to laugh with, to love completely and who is capable of loving me in all my states – not just when I am easy to love.

do more charity work (read all 6 entries…)

I’ve just been accepted to train as a teacher of Primary Ethics. This will be taking place in my childrens school for the kids who don’t attend religious studies. I’m really looking forward to it. It covers various subjects environment, friendships, animal cruelty, interraction, morals etc but is an interractive experience where the kids can openly discuss the topics. It’ll be a challenge but I can’t wait.

Achieve my health goals (read all 2 entries…)

Weight loss is definitely a factor here but the term weight loss has negative connotations for me.
So without going into a rant about societal projections of the thin = happy equation or purging my history of self loathing etc etc, I thought I would make this a positive goal for myself.

I want to run 5km without stopping.
I want to swim 1km twice a week in salt water. (I used to do 1km in a pool but have never found it as easy in the sea)
I want to do REAL pushups.

There will be more to add I’m sure.

get published
Genre unknown...

I’m a cathartic writer – always have been. When things get to me I channel it in writing, when am inspired I write plans, when I am playful I write erotic fiction, when I am loving I write poetry. I write.
At this stage I have several projects I want to work on so the most difficult part of this one will be figuring out where my strengths lay in relation to my writing. Where I contribute most I guess. I can move forward from there.

Signify - Bloom like the lotus instead of feeling like the mud in tattoo form (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve done it! And I forgot I can check it off!!! WOO HOO! Decide to add it to my exsisting sister tattoo. Very happy with it.

Complete a 30 day detox in August 2012 (read all 7 entries…)
Being honest....

I accidentally fell on some chocolate yesterday… And mountain bread. Then today, I had a coffee…

BUT! I will not beat myself up about it – no big deal. Choosing to disclose and feeling like I am get back on track now.

I am also (PRE-WARNING: OVERSHARE IMMINENT) booked in this week to remove my contraceptive device. It’s been messing with my hormones, created ongoing cysts on my ovaries and generally just playing havoc with my body’s natural rhythms since I had it intalled (wow… bad descriptive choice there – but I’ll stick by it, regardless of how cyborg it makes me seem). Additionally… unfortunately – it’s kinda not needed at this junction in my life. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. For now, I reclaim my body.

be organised (read all 2 entries…)

Ok so today I did a major overhaul of my wardrobe… 16 pairs of shoes – gone! Illegal underwear – gone! Sexy lingerie – stored! (well – I’m not joining a convent… might need that again some day) Over stretched socks – gone! Swimwear – culled! Everything else has been cut down in a big way. I’ll drop everything (except the crappy stuff) off to the Salvo’s tomorrow. Finishing off the filing system tonight, I’m on top of the washing – new washing machine is ordered, uni work set… feeling good about things. If I stay on track like this I should be able to knock this goal off the list by the end of August.

do a cartwheel (read all 4 entries…)
So it's been a while..

Had an impromptu cartwheel lesson yesterday. I was in a beautiful space in the Kangaroo Valley for a medatitive workshop. During our lunch break I made a throw away comment about being in such a lovely space and having the desire to do a cartwheel but have never actually been able in my life. A lovely yoga instructor who also attended the retreat heard my comment and immediately had me on the ground teaching me how to do it. I have to say – I came the closest I ever have to doing a cartwheel. Really funny, really silly… I liked it.

Complete a 30 day detox in August 2012 (read all 7 entries…)
Feeling great

Feeling so much clearer at the moment. Have been extremely social and it hasn’t thrown out my routine. I feel as though I am starting to articulate exactly what I want from life, what I want from work, what I want for my future and what I hope for in love. The great thing is though I am confident that what I need will come to me in due time. There is no hurry. There just is…

Complete a 30 day detox in August 2012 (read all 7 entries…)
I forgot to add....

I also decided on a facebook sabbatical today too. I am planning to be off for the rest of the month but am not deactivating my account (possibly problematic…nevertheless I will continue) Ironically enough this site and another I go on automatically post updates. Ah well…. Anyone reading this via facebook – you can reach me on my mobile if needed… If you don’t have the number or don’t know how to get it, I doubt you need it :)

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