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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Lauren B

I'm doing 17 things

Lauren B's Life List

  1. 1. lose 10 pounds
    6,361 people
  2. 2. run bay to breakers
    33 people
  3. 3. run faster
    265 people
  4. 4. Learn Ruby
    1,868 people
  5. 5. clean my desk
    113 people
  6. 6. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  7. 7. See the Aztec ruins in Mexico
    1 cheer
    11 people
  8. 8. Have better handwriting
    539 people
  9. 9. live by the sea
    533 people
  10. 10. Summit Mt. Rainier
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    190 people
  11. 11. Learn how to blow glass
    2 cheers
    473 people
  12. 12. go to Mexico
    1 cheer
    542 people
  13. 13. Drink eight glasses of water each day
    1,687 people
  14. 14. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  15. 15. Visit Spain
    670 people
  16. 16. go to burningman
    1 entry
    54 people
  17. 17. go on dates with my husband
    20 people

How I did it
How to sTP
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Recent entries
run a half marathon
Did the Seattle 1/2 marathon twice! and one more coming up in a week

It’s work, but it’s so worthwhile when you cross that finish line.

Run Green Lake
Done the inside and outside loops

Inside: 2.8 mi, outside 3.2 miles. I’ve even done them during the same running session (i.e. 6 mi total). It’s a good run, but can get boring if you do it every week like I do…

Have disaster kit ready.
Its sometimes easier to buy from the red cross

I had built up a disaster kit, kept it in a locked bin in our back yard, away from the house. A year or two later we opened it back up and found such a foul stench. The water that we had stored in the bottom that were in plastic containers – well the containers broke down, everything was soaked, covered in mold. I suddenly knew what the Katrina victims must have felt like returning to their homes. So instead we just shelled out the money for the Red Cross kits and packs of water, now stored in a section of our garage away from the house.

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