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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I'm doing 34 things

dsd1972's Life List

  1. 1. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
    354 people
  2. 2. get married, stay married, and live happily ever after
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,898 people
  3. 3. Have Kids
    4 cheers
    3,559 people
  4. 4. be more organized
    2 cheers
    3,538 people
  5. 5. Become Financially Independent
    2 cheers
    6,719 people
  6. 6. Straighten up the apartment!!!
    2 entries
    1 person
  7. 7. Raise my credit score
    2 cheers
    154 people
  8. 8. live simply
    4 cheers
    3,222 people
  9. 9. stop procrastinating
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    30,441 people
  10. 10. Have a best friend.
    6 cheers
    528 people
  11. 11. Be able to travel at least 2x a year
    1 cheer
    1 person
  12. 12. stop subscribing & actually start reading
    3 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. get a yorkshire terrier
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    34 people
  14. 14. Grasp the WHOLE concept of Football
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. be less judgemental
    1 cheer
    607 people
  16. 16. Have a dinner party
    223 people
  17. 17. grow into MILF-hood
    1 cheer
    4 people
  18. 18. run the NYC marathon
    1 cheer
    120 people
  19. 19. Open a bookstore cafe
    3 cheers
    4 people
  20. 20. keep on top of Flylady
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    26 people
  21. 21. buy flowers for myself
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    10 people
  22. 22. Send something to post secret
    1 cheer
    672 people
  23. 23. have nice abs
    613 people
  24. 24. make more female friends
    3 cheers
    423 people
  25. 25. Speak French fluently
    1 cheer
    2,308 people
  26. 26. save 6 months of living expenses
    2 cheers
    63 people
  27. 27. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    1 cheer
    7,198 people
  28. 28. B.Y.O.Bag Project (A movement to save the environment one bag at a time)
    1 cheer
    22 people
  29. 29. visit Cuba
    344 people
  30. 30. learn about buddhism
    386 people
  31. 31. Meet President Obama
    19 people
  32. 32. complete the SHED plan
    1 cheer
    2 people
  33. 33. Get organized
    6,534 people
  34. 34. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
    871 people

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How to get a passport
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3 weeks
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How to graduate from college
It took me
15 years
It made me

Recent entries
Go back to working out 5x a week again
It's really very simple...

I got a dog & I walk him 7 days a week. I lost 10 lbs not even trying.

buy a condo
I didn't give up...

... I bought a house instead!

grow out my relaxer and have natural hair (read all 2 entries…)
Last perm was Dec. 2008

I didn’t do the big chop…didn’t have the heart. My stylist periodically trimmed my hair and now I have maybe about an inch of permed hair on my ends. He says that I’m “claimably” natural (i.e go on & tell folks now—I already had). There are SO many resources online…too many to list here but check out:

In a previous post, I mentioned going to Dominican salons… they’re better if you have more perm than natural hair. Dominican stylists are rough with hair and natural hair needs to be treated very gently. With all the heat & woman-handling, it’s way too much.

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