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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Dragon_Lady's Life List

  1. 1. Protect 43 Things from spammers
    32 entries . 68 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. Backup laptop hard drive (early June '14)
    1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. Brighten another 43T member's day with a cheer-bombing
    396 entries . 130 cheers
    0 people
  4. 4. Give 20,000 cheers
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Do more yoga
    13 entries . 136 cheers
    772 people
  6. 6. Exercise more
    10 entries . 119 cheers
    5,637 people
  7. 7. Learn to cope with my newly-diagnosed diabetic cat
    4 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Get a replacement vehicle
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Tidy up my henna studio this month
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Lose weight
    2 entries . 43 cheers
    42,074 people
  11. 11. Re-organize my laptop's desktop
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. Re-design my business websites
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Deal with new landlord's harassment
    4 entries . 39 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Watch more movies
    172 entries . 106 cheers
    811 people
  15. 15. Reduce stress
    3 entries . 160 cheers
    112 people
  16. 16. Work my way through the Doctor Who series
    13 entries . 40 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Catch up on Vampire Diaries episodes
    3 entries . 14 cheers
    0 people
  18. 18. Catch up on episodes of Hawaii Five-0
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Update my blog more often
    8 entries . 62 cheers
    72 people
  20. 20. Do a promotion special for my henna business
    30 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Pamper myself more often
    7 entries . 71 cheers
    18 people
  22. 22. Socialize more (spend time with old friends & meet new people)
    17 entries . 119 cheers
    5 people
  23. 23. Sort through & clean up my pantry
    11 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Catch up on my sewing
    2 entries . 38 cheers
    4 people
  25. 25. Launch and grow my new business
    6 entries . 72 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Nurture my creativity
    92 cheers
    65 people
  27. 27. Sort through latest henna photos
    32 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Upload latest henna photos
    33 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Grow my music collection
    6 entries . 63 cheers
    0 people
  30. 30. Clear up clutter from my bedroom
    3 entries . 82 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. Minimize existing clutter and excess possessions
    1 entry . 79 cheers
    394 people
  32. 32. Read more
    1 entry . 95 cheers
    9,074 people
  33. 33. Sort through & watermark belly henna photos
    34 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. Keep negative people out of my life
    11 entries . 183 cheers
    525 people
  35. 35. Get washing machine repaired
    66 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. Make optometrist appointment
    42 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. Move all my stuff out of old house
    36 cheers
    1 person
  38. 38. Work on a henna e-book
    2 entries . 69 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Travel
    4 entries . 103 cheers
    9,237 people

How I did it
How to may 2014 - Scan and defragment my hard drive
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel more secure!

How to backup laptop hard drive (mid May '14)
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel secure!

How to give 19,000 cheers!!!
It took me
1 month
It made me

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Recent entries
watch more movies (read all 172 entries…)
Saw "Edge of Tomorrow"

Edge of Tomorrow: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.

with Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt. Not too bad, not too great either—but a decent bit of scifi mind candy if you are willing to lower your expectations.

do more yoga (read all 13 entries…)
Major improvements!

So I’ve been doing daily exercises on my Wii Fit Plus, and at least 3-4 days out of the week those have included my 15 minute Wii yoga workout.

Might not sound like much compared to others; but for me, this is a HUGE improvement in my ability and tolerance level. I still have problems with my old knee and back injuries, but I’m hoping to help limber them up in the long run, as long as I don’t overstress them.

Learn to cope with my newly-diagnosed diabetic cat (read all 4 entries…)
Getting it down to a routine

So I think I’ve managed to get my cat and I settled into a bit of a comfortable routine that makes it easier to give him his insulin shot.

First, I have several syringes pre-filled and waiting in the fridge; this makes it a lot easier when I’m having to wake myself up to give his shot. No more fumbling while half asleep trying to fill a syringe!

I take one of the syringes out of the fridge to allow it to warm to room temperature while I mix up some of the low fat, low carbo, high protein canned cat foods that I’ve researched are best for his condition.

I mix the cat food paté with extra water, to help keep him hydrated, which is very important in his situation. It also makes it easier for him to eat and digest, which is also important since he had lost so much weight.

I tuck him on my lap while sitting at the kitchen counter and give him his filled bowl. He sits his haunches on my lap and places his two front paws on the counter on either side of his bowl and starts chowing down – it’s important that he has food in his system when he is about to be given insulin.

I give him plenty of pets and cuddles and encouragement, and after he’s eaten a bit, I give him his shot. Most of the time he barely twitches now, so this whole ritual is working out for both of us. Neither of us gets overly-stressed and it’s not as big a deal anymore – I’m so glad of that!

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