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 37 things
 

bethieb's Life List

  1. 1. Ride my bike more
    4 entries . 161 cheers
    1,015 people
  2. 2. See more theater
    16 entries . 117 cheers
    21 people
  3. 3. Buy local
    17 entries . 148 cheers
    52 people
  4. 4. Release a BookCrossing book at every Kentucky State Park
    26 entries . 71 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Find $100 in change
    232 entries . 46 cheers
    123 people
  6. 6. buy ice cream from the ice cream man
    7 entries . 58 cheers
    0 people
  7. 7. Speak a logical, coherent sentence to Jeff Bagwell
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Live near the ocean
    1 entry . 84 cheers
    247 people
  9. 9. Have sand in all my shoes
    1 entry . 47 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
    1 entry . 84 cheers
    58 people
  11. 11. declutter my house
    1 entry . 64 cheers
    993 people
  12. 12. Be a patron of the arts
    6 entries . 41 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. find out what my blood type is
    1 entry . 33 cheers
    1,314 people
  14. 14. List ways I can be more green.
    3 entries . 36 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Live in a beach house
    41 cheers
    32 people
  16. 16. visit every state in the U.S.
    7 entries . 31 cheers
    639 people
  17. 17. Have an outdoor shower
    1 entry . 42 cheers
    10 people
  18. 18. see a ghost
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    597 people
  19. 19. Meet a favorite author
    1 entry . 32 cheers
    3 people
  20. 20. Lose 20 pounds
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    7,455 people
  21. 21. Get my cat to help out around the house.
    1 entry . 28 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. dance around my living room for 10mins every day
    3 entries . 30 cheers
    2 people
  23. 23. List 100 things I know nothing about and learn 5 things about each
    26 cheers
    3 people
  24. 24. find the world in a grain of sand
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    3 people
  25. 25. ride with the windows down and sing along to your favorite songs
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. learn Tai Chi
    1 entry . 28 cheers
    1,129 people
  27. 27. find a message in a bottle
    4 cheers
    246 people
  28. 28. Visit 100 Little Free Libraries
    11 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. drive less, walk more
    7 entries . 29 cheers
    5 people
  30. 30. be an educated and outspoken feminist
    15 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. Identify 100 songs that make me smile every time they're played
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    32 people
  32. 32. Try to accept that my parents now need my help with some amount of grace
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. rent a houseboat
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    11 people
  34. 34. celebrate Halloween in Salem
    11 cheers
    5 people
  35. 35. go to an Obama rally
    6 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. meet Sarah Vowell
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    5 people
  37. 37. Avoid Koch Brother brands
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    2 people

How I did it
How to make Valentines!
It took me
5 days
It made me
Happy, crafty


How to order water instead of Coke in restaurants
It took me
3 years
It made me
Hydrated


How to start a savings account
It took me
2190 days
It made me
Excited


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Recent entries
Find $100 in change (read all 232 entries…)
A dime and a penny

The dime was at the grocery. The penny was in the parking lot when I took my mom to the doctor.

Total = $14.96



Visit 100 Little Free Libraries (read all 11 entries…)
#19 - Dayton, OH

This one is next to the National Park downtown. It’s brand new and hasn’t been filled yet so I left a book to get them started.



Visit 100 Little Free Libraries (read all 11 entries…)
#18 - Traverse City, MI

There are a bunch of LFL’s in town, but we stopped at the one on Washington St. It was very cute!



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