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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emeckstroth's Life List

  1. 1. be a better vegan
    75 people
  2. 2. write, every day
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    998 people
  3. 3. read more classic literature
    164 people
  4. 4. learn to can
    22 people
  5. 5. scrapbook my life
    117 people
  6. 6. learn to play chess
    319 people
  7. 7. take a photo, every day
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    1,082 people
  8. 8. run a marathon
    1 cheer
    12,897 people
  9. 9. stop procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  10. 10. keep a dream journal
    1 cheer
    472 people
  11. 11. learn to lucid dream
    1 cheer
    89 people
  12. 12. design a font
    33 people
  13. 13. learn the constellations
    913 people
  14. 14. see every ocean
    2 people
  15. 15. get a tattoo
    2 cheers
    21,913 people
  16. 16. learn about world religions
    12 people
  17. 17. watch more classic movies
    1 cheer
    112 people
  18. 18. make miso from scratch
    1 person
  19. 19. grow stevia instead of buying it
    1 person
  20. 20. finish insanity
    18 people
  21. 21. organize my pantry
    1 entry
    1 person
  22. 22. learn cpr (again)
    1 person
  23. 23. buy only produce and bulk items
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. keep a gratitude journal
    1 cheer
    190 people
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buy only produce and bulk items
Pantry - check!

The first step was to get my pantry in order. A vegan, DIY pantry has turned out to be one hell of a site.

I made a lot today – tofu, lunches for the week, kombucha – but I was hit with some bad news. Terrible news, actually, and I ended up a bit behind in planning/cooking. Thank you frozen vegan pesto and dried pasta…

Step one, though, is almost complete. I love my new pantry!

organize my pantry
This was more work than I thought...

...but wow! We have so much space and I’m in great shape for keeping to a totally DIY kitchen! Not done just yet, but definitely getting there…


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