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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flourishes's Life List

  1. 1. host an afternoon tea party
    3 people
  2. 2. dive the great barrier reef
    276 people
  3. 3. go to australia
    2,302 people
  4. 4. Do 15 push ups
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    6 people
  5. 5. see the midnight sun
    141 people
  6. 6. Run more races
    6 people
  7. 7. Become a lawyer
    673 people
  8. 8. meditate10 minutes most days
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    1 person
  9. 9. get an e-reader
    1 person
  10. 10. start to invest
    3 people
  11. 11. learn how to poach an egg
    5 people
  12. 12. Do strength training 3 times a week
    1 entry
    5 people
Recent entries
get more plants (read all 2 entries…)

So far I’ve grown two new plants from clippings (devil’s ivy) and bought two plants which are said to be very good for growing from clippings (spider plant and English ivy). Am going to see how many I can grow from clippings.

Do strength training 3 times a week
Week 1: 4 times!

For the first 6-7 weeks, I’m doing a 25-minute program designed by a local trainer for people who really don’t have much time to work out. This is perfect because I’m working over 60-hours a week right now. The program only requires a mat and a couple of dumb bells, and it relies heavily on body weight isometrics (squats, lunges, planks, push ups, etc.) I can do it almost anywhere.

I’ve made sure I have workout clothes at my boyfriend’s and at my gym as well as at home, so I can do it with very little advance planning.

The program is 6 weeks long. I’m not sure what I’ll do next. Would love suggestions!

This week, I managed to fit in 4 workouts. Feels great!

get more plants (read all 2 entries…)
How I plan to do this...

I’m going to try to grow mine from clippings instead of buying them. I’ve heard that spider plants and one particularly common kind of vine (can’t remember the name) are especially good for this.

I’m also going to get white plant pots from Ikea – they are super cheap!


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