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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Gare Davis




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Gare Davis's Life List

  1. 1. swim in the south pacific
    1 entry . 24 cheers
    0 people
  2. 2. fly using a flying suit
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Move to Fiji
    2 entries . 19 cheers
    4 people
  4. 4. learn French.
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    12,881 people
  5. 5. Finish my next marathon in under five hours.
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Join the Seven Continents Club
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    0 people
  7. 7. Lose 40 pounds.
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1,909 people
  8. 8. start running again
    3 entries . 24 cheers
    496 people
  9. 9. eat healthier
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    11,205 people
  10. 10. bead a pair of stilettos
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. learn that health and happiness beget health and happiness: meaning therefore, surround myself with people and things that are neither depressing nor unhealthy.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. part with the past
    7 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. find a doctor who seems to actually care about what I want.
    10 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Obtain Shawn Bush's phone number
    1 entry
    1 person
  15. 15. complete a ten day fast
    7 cheers
    2 people
  16. 16. make jewelry out of Hawai'i beach rocks
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. set aside one hour everyday just to meditate/visualize my life and life goals
    11 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. write a cookbook for vegetarians
    12 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. learn to let go
    25 cheers
    596 people
  20. 20. get out of debt
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    12,260 people
  21. 21. organize magazine clippings
    3 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. Replace negative habits with positive ones.
    11 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. make Chicago scrapbook
    7 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. get rid of the Barbie® collection on EBay
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. get Chris to send me 2 pineapples
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. stop procrastinating
    8 cheers
    30,439 people
  27. 27. have a fun festive photo shoot
    4 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. create and maintain an emergency travel fund
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    2 people
  29. 29. fall in love with someone who can love me back: be that myself or someone else. Just allow yourself to be open to the idea
    2 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. get Fred framed
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. have a photo shoot in drag
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Convince other people to have hope: in me; in themselves; in the world.
    6 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. scan all my pictures into my computer
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. live a life more extraordinary
    11 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. Acquire at least an 88 on my Clean Sweep assessment.
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. get Ms Lords pictures framed
    1 entry
    1 person
  37. 37. Move back to San Diego, CA
    1 cheer
    1 person
  38. 38. when i notice that i'm about to do something that involves copping out, avoidance tactics or a sudden attack of narcolepsy, make a different choice
    10 cheers
    3 people
  39. 39. look good naked
    4 cheers
    101 people
  40. 40. Get a tattoo
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    21,928 people

How I did it
How to finish Evan's Ken doll.
It took me
3 months
It made me
Accomplished


How to feed a giraffe
It took me
2 years
It made me
Elated


How to finish a marathon
It took me
6 months
It made me
Awesome


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Recent entries
Acquire at least an 88 on my Clean Sweep assessment. (read all 2 entries…)
Untitled

So on May 8, 2011 I scored a 47. 3yrs later and I’ve actually gone down in rating. It’s because of the financial aspect and my living conditions. 18 months from now I’d like to be at a 61



get Chris to send me 2 pineapples (read all 2 entries…)
Up to 4

Chris is totally gonna go broke with me getting new jobs… We’re up to four pineapples now.
NO 5. Jesus I want my pineapples…



start running again (read all 3 entries…)
Update

I’ve been lacks in writing an update because it was terribly emotional for me, but I’ve come to terms with everything and looking towards the future.

My orthopedic doctor called me a week later and told me NO RUNNINGEVER! That my bones were too close together and there was a growth on the top of my foot.
I feel like he’s placing his own feelings regarding running onto me. I won’t be his monkey. I’ve decided to try and find a different doctor who will appreciate my need to run who can give me a second opinion. So until then, and also until 2010, I’m not going to worry about the fact that I can’t run currently.



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