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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funkybuns's Life List

  1. 1. meditate every day
    4 entries . 14 cheers
    761 people
  2. 2. exercise daily
    15 entries . 13 cheers
    2,321 people
  3. 3. learn to play jazz bass
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    3 people
  4. 4. get my music studio up and running again
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    1 person
  5. 5. learn jazz guitar
    7 entries . 2 cheers
    20 people
  6. 6. get fit
    6 entries . 4 cheers
    3,666 people
  7. 7. learn to sing
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    2,894 people
  8. 8. figure out what to do with my life
    2 cheers
    517 people
  9. 9. eat healthily
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    309 people
  10. 10. Get 8 hours sleep a night
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    8 people
  11. 11. learn tai chi
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    1,129 people
  12. 12. have a daily routine of meditation, sports, music and writing
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    3 people
  13. 13. build a greenhouse
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    121 people
  14. 14. see the northern lights
    3 cheers
    19,115 people
  15. 15. Be Focused And Determined And Make Things Happen
    6 cheers
    341 people
  16. 16. learn yoga
    1 cheer
    3,012 people
  17. 17. obtain & maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) within the range of 20-25, which experts generally consider to be healthy.
    37 entries . 1 cheer
    101 people
  18. 18. Be happy and make others happy too
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    149 people
  19. 19. learn boogie woogie piano
    3 cheers
    5 people
  20. 20. ride in a hot air balloon
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,748 people
  21. 21. learn to read music
    2 cheers
    738 people
  22. 22. learn carpentry
    152 people
  23. 23. have a "date night" at least twice a month
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    14 people
  24. 24. Build an acoustic guitar
    22 people
  25. 25. design and build a fretless bass guitar
    1 person
  26. 26. watch the sunrise with someone I love
    1 cheer
    31 people
  27. 27. practice mindfulness
    2 cheers
    135 people
  28. 28. practice guitar every day
    1 entry
    53 people
  29. 29. do the flickr 365 days project
    1 cheer
    4 people
  30. 30. Build a Ukulele
    5 people
Recent entries
launch a serious music project (read all 2 entries…)

Well, I’m marking this as done. The african music project was just a pipe dream, unfortunately. I have however launched a gypsy jazz outfit, as a founder member. We are Django’s Tiger. You can find us here:

play in a jazz band (read all 2 entries…)

Well, I’m marking this one done. I’ve been attending gigs with a gypsy jazz band Parisian Swing for a few months now, and sight-reading new material from chord charts. And I’m launching a gypsy jazz band of my very own, Django’s Tiger. Very happy about this. A great deal of hard work under the bridge, but extremely rewarding, musically.

learn jazz guitar (read all 7 entries…)
It's working...

Excellent news. Contacted a violinist who plays gypsy jazz through an ad. Found that I could stay with her on about 10 numbers, some playing from memory, some reading by sight(!) She is keen to form a band. I then arranged a session with her and my teacher, in which we played some of the standards pretty well. Arrangements will need work, and it is strictly rhythm for me, but when we hit the groove, it was nice & tight. Next up I introduced her to my friends who do this music semi-professionally. We had a really excellent session – no problems with arrangements, as these guys really know their stuff. It worked really well, and I only sat out on one number. Feels like I am nearly ready to graduate to playing live. Yippee!

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