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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Tenacious Turtle

I'm doing 33 things

bluesunshyne's Life List

  1. 1. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
    1 entry
    337 people
  2. 2. Make My Own Trail Food
    1 person
  3. 3. Backpack Once a Month
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 4. Build a House with Habitat for Humanity
    1 cheer
    308 people
  5. 5. Read Erica Jong's Top 100 Twentieth Century Novels by Women
    1 entry
    6 people
  6. 6. Go white water rafting
    1,417 people
  7. 7. see all 50 states
    377 people
  8. 8. travel to all 7 continents
    1 cheer
    241 people
  9. 9. try peyote
    65 people
  10. 10. Do a Ropes Course
    4 people
  11. 11. learn to shoot a gun
    470 people
  12. 12. get certified in web design
    5 people
  13. 13. Volunteer
    5,550 people
  14. 14. have a garden
    1 cheer
    883 people
  15. 15. Make my own bread
    64 people
  16. 16. Keep a Gratitude Journal for 30 Days
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  17. 17. Get a Dog
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,997 people
  18. 18. Attend an Author Reading
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  19. 19. Take a Wilderness First Aid Class
    0 people
  20. 20. Take a Pet First Aid Class
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. Attend Dialectical Behavior Classes for Three Months
    1 person
  22. 22. Cook Vegetarian for a Year
    1 entry
    1 person
  23. 23. Learn to Kayak
    402 people
  24. 24. Knit a Hat
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    113 people
  25. 25. Camp overnight at Henry Coe State Park
    1 entry
    1 person
  26. 26. Read Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
    1 person
  27. 27. Read a book by John Muir
    1 person
  28. 28. Hike Glacier Falls and Yosemite Falls
    1 entry
    1 person
  29. 29. Live in Alaska
    129 people
  30. 30. Buy a sewing machine
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    114 people
  31. 31. Make a Meal with Eggplant AND Enjoy It
    1 entry
    1 person
  32. 32. Buy a dehydrator
    1 entry
    1 person
  33. 33. go deep sea diving
    82 people

How I did it
How to learn to crochet
It took me
1 day
It made me
yarn crazy

Recent entries
knit a hat
Knitting My Yarn into Knots

So I tried to teach myself to knit last night. I can cast on fine. But when I got to the knitting part (both English and Continental)I simply COULD NOT do it! The loops kept falling off. If I did manage to transfer one loop from one needle to the other, it didn’t look like a stitch. It looked like a tangled mess. Thing is, I can’t tell if this is the part where I just do it over and over hundreds of times, or if I’m actually doing it wrong. I’m wondering if I need to find someone to walk me through it.

Keep a Gratitude Journal for 30 Days (read all 2 entries…)
3 Days In

I’ve done the Gratitude Journal for three days now, and I am enjoying it. Already I am noticing more things throughout my day to appreciate.

Read Erica Jong's Top 100 Twentieth Century Novels by Women
"Well of Lonliness" is one of my favorite books.

I love this goal. I have read several of the books already, but I will reread them for fun, and for the spirit of the goal. Thank you for leading me to this, nealcassady.

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