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 9 things

friargreg's Life List

  1. 1. Build a home
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    125 people
  2. 2. Live self sufficiently
    1 entry
    5 people
  3. 3. Learn more about alternative energies
    1 entry
    1 person
  4. 4. Lose weight
    42,100 people
  5. 5. Get a job
    12,585 people
  6. 6. Quit Smoking
    9,282 people
  7. 7. Whiten my teeth
    1 entry
    2,112 people
  8. 8. Get rid of stuff I don't need
    1 entry
    233 people
  9. 9. Pay off my debt
    2,203 people

How I did it
How to drink more water
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
feel so much better.

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get rid of stuff i don't need
I still have too much

But after the separation, I found that most of the crap we had was hers… and I’m not kidding when I say CRAP. I still have a dozen large totes of knick knacks, tools, toys, books and other stuff I probably will never need. In my spare time, I try to clear a box or two between online classes and looking for work. I guess soon I’ll have it manageable again.

I mean… I already got rid of her… that’s a start! :)

whiten my teeth
Smoking, Coffee, Tea & Never having time in the morning

all excuses I’m going to put behind me. I’ve already started brushing regularly, I’m cutting down on smoking and switch from black to green tea… I can’t kick the coffee completely… I love it too much.

I’m also doing a twice weekly home whiting system that tastes like baking soda and uses blue light. I hope I don’t give my tongue a sunburn. That just wouldn’t taste right.

live self sufficiently
A two parter

Part of this is related to my building a house, building my home actually. The other part is employment. I have the employment lined up, it’s just taking awhile for it to resolve before I actually report for duty… military is slow like that, and picky.

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