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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blacklilith




I'm doing 33 things
 

blacklilith's Life List

  1. 1. learn to be happy with myself, by myself, for myself
    17 cheers
    269 people
  2. 2. move on
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    417 people
  3. 3. have a daily routine of meditation, sports, drawing, reading and writing
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Allow myself to only be treated well by the people I choose to have friendships and relationships with. If they do not, I need to find the courage to move on without them.
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    267 people
  5. 5. finish writing my book
    1 entry . 55 cheers
    521 people
  6. 6. stop freaking out about things I can't control
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    105 people
  7. 7. be assertive with what I want and not be afraid to say it
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    1 person
  8. 8. focus on what really matters
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    26 people
  9. 9. practice yoga regularly
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    730 people
  10. 10. live right here, right now, like THIS IS IT
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    61 people
  11. 11. do all the crazy fun stuff I've dreamed of doing for ages
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    3 people
  12. 12. stop waiting
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    44 people
  13. 13. express my feelings and opinions freely
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    1 person
  14. 14. be more grateful
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    272 people
  15. 15. stand up against oppression, racism, homophobia or any kind of discrimination
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    21 people
  16. 16. Improve my posture
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    2,726 people
  17. 17. fly in a hot air balloon
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    411 people
  18. 18. I want to fall so deeply in love that neither of us could ever fall out of it
    4 entries . 17 cheers
    28 people
  19. 19. start a foundation
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    192 people
  20. 20. learn how to dance: cha-cha, tango, salsa, mambo, hip-hop ...
    15 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. have my greenhouse for growing flowers, vegetables and fruits
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    1 person
  22. 22. visit Vienna, Amsterdam and Berlin
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Make a list of all the films I've watched recently and keep it growing
    13 team members . 6 cheers
    17 people
  24. 24. be more social
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    5,411 people
  25. 25. read, read, and read some more
    23 cheers
    347 people
  26. 26. stop smoking
    1 entry . 40 cheers
    3,500 people
  27. 27. create a team of 43 crazy cat lovers
    6 team members . 1 entry . 7 cheers
    25 people
  28. 28. every week do something I am afraid of
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. make 2007 my best year yet
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    230 people
  30. 30. go to an opera
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    142 people
  31. 31. buy a wok and cook more healthy meals
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. find new friends
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    343 people
  33. 33. not be depressed or sad for celebrating my 33rd birthday
    6 cheers
    1 person
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end my bad, long distance relationship (read all 2 entries…)
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I am doing my best. I am trying not to answer his mails. I have failed this week, cause I have answered two of them. Now I simply don’t read them. It’s easier. I know he’s ok, he’s going out a lot with his friends. He’s the kind of guy that doesn’t really thing too much about things.
I am on my way to be free and happy.



have a daily routine of meditation, sports, drawing, reading and writing
Changing

I have to change my life and I know that it’s only up to me to do it. I teach in a rural area. I had to rent a house nearby. There’s nothing there. A small café mainly for old people and a tiny grocer’s. I am used to the city life. So sometimes i feel I am going to be mad with all that. My happiness depends on me. So I am going to change my life: this week I am going to join in a local gym (10 or 15 km from where I live).



move on
Now

Stop thinking about him. Stop thinking I was the guilty one. Stop being abused by his words and his attitudes. I prefer being alone than having such a bad relationship. Yes, there was the “click”, but guess what? maybe that’s not the most important. What really maters is communication, respect, empathy, dialogue and friendship. I had none of these.



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