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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clpotts's Life List

  1. 1. de-clutter
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    896 people
  2. 2. finish house history
    1 entry
    1 person
  3. 3. organize my computer
    1 cheer
    55 people
  4. 4. send Mable's picture and dress to Dawn
    1 person
  5. 5. send baby items to Lauri
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. frame pictures
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    7 people
  7. 7. lose weight
    4 entries
    42,100 people
  8. 8. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    7,806 people
  9. 9. make new friends
    1 cheer
    13,751 people
  10. 10. swing dance
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    162 people
  11. 11. organize my photos
    2 cheers
    1,253 people
  12. 12. finish clippings binder
    2 entries
    1 person
  13. 13. paint with acrylics
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    11 people
  14. 14. make art
    4 cheers
    542 people
  15. 15. spend less money
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    975 people
  16. 16. learn french
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    12,884 people
  17. 17. live in France
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    514 people
  18. 18. make a home in an old church
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    1 person
  19. 19. own a b&b
    2 cheers
    15 people
  20. 20. have 2 kids
    146 people
  21. 21. make dioramas
    2 people
Recent entries
identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 7 entries…)
it's been a little while...

31) guests going home
32) our favorite coffee shop
33) bumping into people we know at our favorite coffee shop
34) the full moon
35) the interesting things people sell on ebay

market my website (read all 2 entries…)
this is not as important anymore

It kind of sucks that I did all that work on the photography website, and spend money getting business cards made for the business only to accept a full-time teaching job. We can still do the photography business, but I have to be careful not to let it interfere with my job. I don’t feel like it was wasted time – we can still do photo shoots on holidays and during the summer with no problem but for now I am marking this as “give up.”

find clarity (read all 2 entries…)
have I found it?

I have been hired as a full-time faculty member to teach art classes in web design, graphics, and animation. In many ways, this brings together many aspects of my career personality. I like the structure of teaching, but I also like the freedom of leading my own classes. I am excited about the security of having a consistent paycheck and having health and dental insurance paid for me. I guess that this path sort of worked its way into my life. It’s funny how that happens. A few months ago, I did not even know this position existed, and now I occupy it. cool

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