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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bookgirl




I'm doing 34 things
 

bookgirl's Life List

  1. 1. stop wishing for some effort free way to lose weight
    5 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. stop being so damn lazy!
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    44 people
  3. 3. be a better buddhist
    5 entries . 32 cheers
    95 people
  4. 4. meditate daily
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    4,819 people
  5. 5. Practice Yoga
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    4,258 people
  6. 6. use what i have before buying more
    15 entries . 27 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. make a smaller ecological footprint
    14 cheers
    992 people
  8. 8. be less materialistic
    3 entries . 22 cheers
    237 people
  9. 9. stop making my life harder by procrastinating
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    6 people
  10. 10. simplify my wardrobe
    6 entries . 9 cheers
    15 people
  11. 11. clean out that scary closet
    9 entries . 14 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. NOT get married
    2 entries . 28 cheers
    44 people
  13. 13. actually read every book i own
    4 entries . 25 cheers
    5 people
  14. 14. stop reading trashy celebrity magazines
    12 entries . 19 cheers
    3 people
  15. 15. cut down on eating processed food
    11 entries . 19 cheers
    5 people
  16. 16. decrease my body fat %
    9 entries . 6 cheers
    37 people
  17. 17. cook at least 1 thing out of every cookbook I own
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    6 people
  18. 18. compile a list of pet peeves, then try to stop being bothered by them
    6 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  19. 19. travel to iceland
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    427 people
  20. 20. Help a Democrat get in the White House
    2 entries . 25 cheers
    12 people
  21. 21. try to keep some plants alive
    4 entries . 12 cheers
    4 people
  22. 22. let go of the past
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    1,992 people
  23. 23. listen to all my music
    16 entries . 7 cheers
    25 people
  24. 24. be more tolerant of others
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    32 people
  25. 25. stop being intimidated by computers and other technology
    10 cheers
    2 people
  26. 26. get an ipod
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    1,143 people
  27. 27. Read the "Baroque Cycle" in its entirety
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    82 people
  28. 28. Learn to throw a boomerang
    2 entries . 9 cheers
    25 people
  29. 29. be less afraid
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    114 people
  30. 30. get a pedicure
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    330 people
  31. 31. pay off student loans
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    563 people
  32. 32. visit new york
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1,617 people
  33. 33. eat more protein
    7 entries
    44 people
  34. 34. Be more organic.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10 people
Recent entries
go to the gym 20 times in 30 days (read all 17 entries…)
cancelled the membership

I have cancelled. The money spent is not a motivation, so I am buying some home exercise equipment with the money i’d have spent at the gym. Plus, I have enogh gyms in my immediate area to string together months of trial memberships and free visits.New plan- work out at home, in some way, everyday. Take more walks. Jump rope. Do yoga.
But, I am going to try to accomplish this goal one more time before the membership runs out.



get health insurance (read all 3 entries…)
health care for all!

It is shocking, really, that in a country as wealthy as this , so many people are without health insurance or affordable health care. I could go on and on about all the reasons why this is terrible social policy but I won’t. In our current political culture, only the rich “deserve” good health and if you don’t have money, you just don’t matter. I hope this changes soon but I’m not betting on it. Our politicians and government cater to big business and the wealthy, and sacrifice the health of the vast majority of Americans.



get a job i won't hate (read all 4 entries…)
a job , anyway.

Maybe I’ll like it. I’ll try not to hate it.



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