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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docrivs

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docrivs's Life List

  1. 1. Complete my first course on using NVU / KompoZer
    1 person
  2. 2. Earn my second stripe for Orange Belt Forms Ni Sah Won Haeng Part 3/3 and Pyoung Ahn Sam Dan
    1 entry
    1 person
  3. 3. Complete my first course on using Adobe Dreamweaver
    1 person
  4. 4. Complete my first course on using Adobe Photoshop
    1 person
  5. 5. Re-design my first blog, thisisdocrivs
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. Move my website from yahoo to a cheaper, local web hosting service
    1 cheer
    1 person
  7. 7. Write a story on my experiences with angry emotions, violence, and conflict
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. Earn my Green belt
    4 people
  9. 9. create a logo for my business
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    3 people
  10. 10. write a magazine article and have it published
    1 cheer
    2 people
  11. 11. write a book and have it published
    2 cheers
    2,680 people
  12. 12. record a five song demo cd of singer-songwriter material
    3 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. put together a soundtrack for a movie about a man who did wrong
    2 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Write 10 country/folk/rock songs
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. Write a story on religion and war
    2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Learn to rip it up on 10 Litle Richard songs on the piano
    2 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. try snowboarding
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    136 people
  18. 18. Travel round the world. Someday, I hope to spend 2 years of my life just travelling round the world. I want to see all 7 wonders of the world.
    2 cheers
    11 people
  19. 19. Catalog all of my material possessions, so that I may see that what I own owns me
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Build an earthship in New Mexico
    1 person
  21. 21. Return to Marblehead for a 3-month visit
    1 person
  22. 22. build a rooftop garden
    1 cheer
    11 people
  23. 23. Earn stripe for Green Belt Fighting Combinations #1 & #2, Breaking Techniques Jump turn Side Kick and Reverse Knife Hand
    1 person
  24. 24. Earn second stripe for Green Belt forms Hwa Youn Ni Sah Won Haeng Part 1/2 and Pyoung Ahn Sah Dan
    1 person
  25. 25. Earn my purple belt
    1 person
  26. 26. travel in ireland
    1 cheer
    2 people
  27. 27. start a band
    1,992 people
  28. 28. Start a handmade journal and book art store
    1 person
  29. 29. Start a T-Shirt store
    1 person
  30. 30. Write a story on building a rooftop garden
    1 person
  31. 31. Write a story on parkour and Stephane Vigroux
    1 person
  32. 32. fix up my strat
    1 person
  33. 33. Visit my great, great, great, great Grandfather's gravesite in Florida
    1 cheer
    1 person
  34. 34. marry my soulmate
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    626 people
  35. 35. buy a Marshall cabinet and amp
    1 person
  36. 36. Earn 13th Level Hapkido
    1 person
  37. 37. Earn my red belt
    2 people
  38. 38. earn my blue belt
    3 people
  39. 39. Earn my Half Black Belt
    1 person

How I did it
How to pick out 10 pairs of pants and jeans, 10 formal shirts/sweaters, 10 t-shirts, socks/boxers, 5 jackets/coats, and 4 pairs of shoes/sneakers, and get rid of everything else
It took me
30 days
It made me
warm and fuzzy


How to build a Social Network
It took me
1 year
It made me
smiley-faced


How to get drunk in an old irish pub and a scotish pub to see which gets me more drunk
It took me
2 days
It made me
indifferent


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Recent entries
Earn my second stripe for Orange Belt Forms Ni Sah Won Haeng Part 3/3 and Pyoung Ahn Sam Dan
Learning the third part of Ni Sah Won Haeng

In class on Thursday, May 9, 2013, Barbara and I were introduced to the third part of Ni Sah Won Haeng by Han Sah Bom Nim after we practiced a Hyper Camp form that was taught to us by Han Sah Bom Nim and Stanley-Wolf Kyo Sah Nim on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Through that form we were introduced to a few new techniques, including the Autobahn kick, which is a Spinning Hook Kick preceded by two Fakey Tornado Kicks. Also included in that form is a Tornado Kick and a lot of Knife Hand Chops, Reverse Knife Hand Chops and another type of Chop. The third part of Ni Sah Won Haeng is the most interesting part of all.



marry my soulmate
hmmm

i don’t really believe in the concept of a ‘soulmate’, because i think that there is no one person who is ‘perfect’ for another person. people are constantly changing. life is all about change. so, even if there was a theoretically perfect ‘soulmate’, then that person would change and throw off the balance, unless both ‘soulmates’ changed in just the right ways at just the right times. unlikely.

so, i think that the key is to creating relationships that work and taking care of them, because that very imperfect person right in front of you could be the one you stay with for a long, long time. it’s not the same as settling. it means creating a growing relationship.



Catalog all of my material possessions, so that I may see that what I own owns me (read all 3 entries…)
Minimization

I’ve actually started cataloging my books and eliminating things I don’t need, including clothes I never or almost never wear and kitchen items I’ve been keeping for years that I will never use.



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