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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feeling finaciful

I'm doing 26 things

endofmay's Life List

  1. 1. maintain a daily routine that inspires me to be the best me.
    11 entries . 12 cheers
    6 people
  2. 2. find a form of exercise that is enjoyable enough for me to do every day
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. lose the baby weight
    228 people
  4. 4. Wear more dresses
    1 cheer
    177 people
  5. 5. Clean out my closet.
    2 entries
    629 people
  6. 6. decorate my apartment
    8 entries . 9 cheers
    271 people
  7. 7. organize my paper files
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    52 people
  8. 8. Update my portfolio
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    43 people
  9. 9. develop my artwork into a collection of paintings
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. 10. make real friends that share my interests
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    258 people
  11. 11. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    784 people
  12. 12. Create a personal recipe book
    716 people
  13. 13. keep up with the news
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    61 people
  14. 14. implement GTD
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    426 people
  15. 15. sell things on etsy
    2 entries
    177 people
  16. 16. make more money
    1 entry
    2,568 people
  17. 17. Identify 10 new ways for me to save money.
    16 people
  18. 18. grow my own herbs
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    166 people
  19. 19. spend a day at the gallery
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. read every book I own
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    2,099 people
  21. 21. find a nook-ish cafe to sit and write in
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    12 people
  22. 22. fold poems and quotes into origami and leave them on public transport
    3 cheers
    39 people
  23. 23. master the law of attraction
    6 entries . 4 cheers
    304 people
  24. 24. make the most of my 30s
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    29 people
  25. 25. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
    20 entries . 2 cheers
    871 people
  26. 26. list my "someday" goals
    1 entry
    6 people

How I did it
How to organize my finances
It took me
1 month
It made me
happy! relieved!

How to find my happy weight and celebrate with a new wardrobe!
It took me
2 months
It made me

How to make larabars
It took me
1 day
It made me

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Recent entries
Fall in love
Wow, done!

I’ve been absent from 43 things for a very long time now (probably a couple years, judging from the status of this goal). Looking back, I remember feeling silly for making love a goal – I’ve always thought that love should be romantic and spontaneous, not something that is written down on a list. It also felt silly because it felt so far out of my reach. Thinking back to how I was so idealistic and also so pessimistic is a real eye opener. Being able to finally cross this off makes me feel pretty invincible. Thus the power of this site – the power of writing things down and getting to check them off. Yup. I’m back. It feels good.

make a list of what I have to do and do it (read all 4 entries…)
Mar 29 - Apr 2

Fitcity – cancel or renew w/ new cc#

Fido – new cc #

Mail Dad’s present

Call T

Go through hallway closet; give away a lot

Print photos

Buy and mail Easter cards

Bill – bcross

Receive payment from cspring

Cancel newspaper (suspended for month of apr)

Claim forms for eyes and naturopath

Organize finance updates

Cancel phone book

Throw all current phone books into recycling

Buy: scarf, shoes, jacket

Go to Medina Cafe

Go to UBarn Outlet; check out sofas

develop my artwork into a collection of paintings

Mixed Media, Built Surface
Richard Diebenkorn

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