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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.

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dontstoprockit's Life List

  1. 1. experience all the adventure missing from my life and help others do the same
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. live in a van for a year
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    16 people
  3. 3. laugh
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    427 people
  4. 4. exercise regularly
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    10,854 people
  5. 5. hike the appalachian trail
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    2,112 people
  6. 6. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
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    7,198 people
  7. 7. cook more of my own meals
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    3 people
  8. 8. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,502 people
  9. 9. visit all 50 states
    5 cheers
    9,054 people
  10. 10. actually learn to play my guitar
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    536 people
  11. 11. feel better about myself
    2 cheers
    372 people
  12. 12. Buy a Van
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    23 people
  13. 13. Search for gems and make them into jewelry.
    1 entry
    1 person
  14. 14. live on a sailboat
    3 cheers
    171 people
  15. 15. build a boat
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    183 people
  16. 16. start jogging
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    252 people
  17. 17. see the northern lights
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    19,117 people
  18. 18. go whale watching
    1 cheer
    610 people
  19. 19. finish college
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    3,487 people
  20. 20. save money out of every paycheck
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    118 people
  21. 21. Drink eight glasses of water each day
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1,687 people
  22. 22. floss regularly
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    329 people
  23. 23. work on a farm
    1 cheer
    102 people
  24. 24. Buy a Hobie Cat
    1 entry
    2 people
  25. 25. watch every episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    31 people
  26. 26. Learn to be concise and succinct when I speak
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    5 people
  27. 27. stop popping my knuckles
    3 cheers
    82 people
  28. 28. get up earlier to make the most of the day, and my life
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    135 people
  29. 29. go to the Bahamas
    1 cheer
    128 people
  30. 30. never go to wal-mart again
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    15 people
  31. 31. go to Bonnaroo
    172 people
  32. 32. Go to the 2008 Rainbow Gathering
    2 people
Recent entries
build a boat (read all 2 entries…)

I got distracted from the boat I was trying to build and instead used the wood to build an elevated garden. It’s actually really nice with most of the vegetables I’ll need for a salad.

Today, however, I have a friend coming over and we’re going to start a new sailing dingy that we’ll probably finish in about a week. If all goes well we can build a second one and race them around the lake that the gated community down the road is built around.

Buy a Hobie Cat
it is too hot!

I found one on the side of the road for sale with a trailer for only $550(maybe I’ll talk him down). I’ll have to do a little spot repair and fix the rigging, but I think this could be a great project and a good way to get myself back into the water. The summer is coming and I want a boat!

Search for gems and make them into jewelry.

I want to take a long trip where I can just go from state to state searching for gems. I’ll make a list of different mines in different states and figure out how to do it soon!

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