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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fourthmonth's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to make hand tossed pizza dough
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Improve my posture
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    2,721 people
  3. 3. visit 10 new places in my city
    2 entries . 20 cheers
    37 people
  4. 4. take an alphabet of photos
    6 entries . 13 cheers
    168 people
  5. 5. sell things on etsy
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    177 people
  6. 6. write a hymn
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. Design and sew my own shirt
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. learn how to reupholster furniture
    5 cheers
    25 people
  9. 9. learn to play classical guitar
    9 cheers
    95 people
  10. 10. organize my recipes
    4 cheers
    114 people
  11. 11. make my bed every day for a month
    5 cheers
    5 people
  12. 12. have more of a cleaning routine
    4 cheers
    4 people
  13. 13. Go back to Prague
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    36 people
  14. 14. write a book
    5 cheers
    31,381 people
  15. 15. Frame a picture from our wedding
    3 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. make a cookbook of family recipes
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    6 people
  17. 17. visit all 50 states
    6 cheers
    9,057 people
  18. 18. learn photography
    6 cheers
    2,906 people
  19. 19. see the northern lights
    4 cheers
    19,115 people
  20. 20. have a library in my home with books I love
    18 cheers
    4 people
  21. 21. Find a nice copy of "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
    5 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. have 5 or 6 kids
    10 cheers
    3 people
  23. 23. homeschool successfully
    13 cheers
    42 people
  24. 24. move to Pennsylvania
    5 cheers
    14 people
  25. 25. write a letter
    4 cheers
    105 people
  26. 26. Study the book of Romans until I know it, chapter by chapter
    6 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Learn more about classical French cooking
    1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Develop my 10 cupcake recipes
    1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. Write and illustrate a children's book for Winter Fest
    1 person
  30. 30. Save up enough to buy a Canon EOS 550d Rebel T2i
    2 people

How I did it
How to open an etsy shop
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to devolop my own homemade salsa recipe
It took me
2 days
It made me

How to create family traditions
It took me
30 days
It made me

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Recent entries
sell things on etsy
One step closer...

Well, I am now up and running on Etsy! I just opened last night, so I haven’t sold anything yet, but I am very excited about my new shop! It’s called ‘With a Flourish’ ( I’m hoping to keep adding to my site and hopefully it won’t be too long before I can knock out my goal of starting to sell things on Etsy!

visit 10 new places in my city (read all 2 entries…)
More new places explored!

I’ve made progress on this goal! I live in Knoxville and my last post was the first new place I visited- Market Square. Its been really neat learning about the place I live- I never realized how many interesting things there are to explore! Here are the next new places I have visited…

Place #2- Knoxville Gardens and Arboretum … with cedars of Lebanon and whimsical round stone buildings from the 1700’s. Beautiful!

Place #3- Yee-Haw Industries … They print publications on antique Gutenberg-style printing presses. I got to meet the owner and see how they do their work.

Place #4- Knoxville Museum of Art. Interesting exhibits, and a neat interactive art room for kids that my little girl enjoyed.

Place #5- Museum of East Tennessee History. It was open for free on the day of a history festival! Very neat place- they have Davy Crockett’s actual first gun.

Place #6- Knoxville Visitor’s center – free bluegrass concert each day at noon for the Blueplate Special!

Place #7- World’s Fair Park & Sunsphere. Knoxville hosted the World’s Fair in 1982 and in the park you can go up in the Sunsphere for free and get a good view of the city.

Place #8- Tennessee Theater. Beautifully restored in 20’s art nouveau style. Free concert on the first Monday of the month at noon- bring a brown-paper bag lunch and enjoy the music!

Only two places to go!

Lose 10 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
Two to go!

So, I think that “3 pounds to go” was a fluke, because it was a sudden big drop and I continued exercising and by the next week I was up about 7 lbs. Arg! But I have been slowly yet surely dropping since then and I now only have 2 lbs to go- and this time it should stick!

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