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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“It doesn't happen all at once... You become.” - Margery Williams,

I'm doing 26 things

gotabettername's Life List

  1. 1. Stop feeling discouraged when facing the slightest resistance
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    2 people
  2. 2. take action and take the risk to fail
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    1 person
  3. 3. love more
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    568 people
  4. 4. not let the little things bother me
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    38 people
  5. 5. learn to love myself
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    1,573 people
  6. 6. scream untill i feel better
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    1 person
  7. 7. always sit upright and strengthen my back
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    1 person
  8. 8. stop to build up energy just freaking let go
    1 person
  9. 9. admit that I'm longing to take action
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  10. 10. do a little sport every day
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    1 person
  11. 11. see the two sides of communication and do not wait until someone else takes action
    1 person
  12. 12. visualize myself successful and happy
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    7 people
  13. 13. make concentration a habit for a relaxed lifestyle
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  14. 14. stop thinking and start doing
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    18 people
  15. 15. only drink coffee or eat if i want to
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    1 person
  16. 16. don't let my thoughts stop me from being spontaneous to do the thing which would be the right thing
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    1 person
  17. 17. do a little sport every day to keep my mind sane and to give the sense of time back to me
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    1 person
  18. 18. feel my lonelyness and take action against her who enjoys to pity herself all day long.
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    1 person
  19. 19. start hugging people
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    1 person
  20. 20. see all contrary sides of me and allow myself to live them
    1 person
  21. 21. Stay an idealist person, with a loving attitude towards humanity, because if I hate, I will not see the love and hurt wonderful people
    1 person
  22. 22. Not end up with a terrible moneybased capitalist life I never wanted to lead
    1 person
  23. 23. do a thing each day, which is making me feel bad if I think about it
    1 person
  24. 24. Start my day with asking myself a thing I'd like to know and google it
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  25. 25. make my personal needs a priority
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    2 people
  26. 26. do first things first
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    101 people

How I did it
How to quit tv
It took me
21 years
It made me

How to be an au pair in Paris
It took me
2 years
It made me
super duper happy

How to shower hot and short - not until I evaporate
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
feel healthy&happy

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List 100 things I don't love about him

1. His habit of searching bogies
2. The hair on his chest
3. His white skin
4. The fact that he is blond
5. That he curses loudly because of irrelevant things
6. His very very slim figure
7. His habit of using way too much spice
8. The way he runs, which is already kind of adorable
9. That sometimes he stutters which makes him human
10. He doesn’t mind to do embarassing things in public
11. He doesn’t like kitsch
12. He doesn’t like guinea pigs
13. Because of all of the things he doesn’t like to eat lika raisins, pumpkin, coconut, chocolate, potatoes, tofu, butter etc.
14. He’s such an untidy person
15. He doesn’t shave his beard
16. He doesn’t cut his hair, even if I tell him to do so
17. He doesn’t use male fragrances
18. Ocassionly his sexual appetite
19. Because he doesn’t feel when I’m not in the mood
20. He has no idea what is embarassing to wear, so I’m occassionaly realy embarassed by what he wears
21. He smokes…
22. That he is doing way more things than healthy… he’s so stressed at times and if he is I can’t stand him because of fear he might snap at me with everything I do “wrong”
23. He’s such a child. He still does unreasonable things like wearing cold things or not take warmer clothes with him even if any reasonable adult would have done that… and then he comes home freezing…
24. He doesn’t go to the doctors regularly
25. He doesn’t care enough about his health
26. He only buys what is really really neccessary, which is annoying because you don’t want to eat spaghetti each evening right
27. His favour for pancakes
28. His smell

List 100 things I love about him

1. His eyes… so beautiful and innocent and blue and green and grey they are like an element you have never seen before
2. His hair… Just beautiful curly and fluffy… I LOVE to run my fingers through it and play with it
3. His innocent, symetrical most well-shaped angellike face, which I love to watch when he’s asleep
4. His butt
5. His muscular arms
6. The veins on his arms
7. His hands which are so simular to mine
8. His perfect feet
9. His geekiness
10. That he loves me
11. In a really overwhelming way, more than I love him, sencere, loving, caring, supportive, everything a woman could wish for
12. That he likes to cuddle even more than I do, so much I already dislike it
13. That he’s not afraid of my family
14. He likes spicy dishes and tries new things
15. His intelligence
16. That he’s a vegetarian
17. That he cares about animals
18. And about everything bad thats going on in the world
19. That he knows how to apologize in the cutest heartwarming way
20. Hes is really happy about everything I give to him
21. He loves my body and helps me to see that it is beautiful
22. He loves everything about me… Everything, except if I’m being negative on myself, or not as self-confident as I should be…
23. He will never cheat on me or hurt me in any way
24. I really turn him on, though I don’t know what I’m doing
25. His mind is so healthy…he just lives life without asking why. This really calms me.. at last a little
26. He will never do anything I don’t want him to
27. He’s looking so hot when he’s wearing black
28. He’s able to cry
29. I can hurt him with what I do… He cares
30. He likes to climb
31. He likes to cook
32. I love when he explains things to me
33. He’s the best listener
34. In the end he always smiles if I do something which annoyes him
35. That he doesn’t care what other people think of him
36. He even doesn’t care about the genderspecific rules our society has
37. We have a similar kind of humor
38. From time to time we have really good laughs
39. He even thinks I’m hot if I cry (which I am definitly not!)
40. He has seen me cry so many times, yet he doesn’t want to get rid of this cry-baby
41. That he’s able to take criticism
42. That he apparently doesn’t ever want to leave me
43. He’s so constructive
44. He tells and shows me he loves me over and over
45. That we developed a soothing baby-language he supports (I hope it is not as bad as it sounds :P)
46. I’ve never seen a person who was willing to help me so much as he is
47. Our sex is getting better and better
48. He really tries to give me satisfaction (and if he doesn’t succeed it’s really not his fault)
49. He likes to acompany me, likes to be with me, is happy if I’m there and is sad if I leave
50. He is so romantic
51. He makes the best presents a woman could whish for
52. He is so soft and gentle
53. The way he will lift me up my feet or push me
54. The way he holds my head if he kisses me
55. His eagerness to have sex with me
56. That he shaves sometimes or does things just to please me
57. He likes to spend his lunch with me, even if thats an effort
58. He will take on hours of travelling just to see me
59. That he’s unreasonable at times
60. His creativity
61. The chaos surrounding everything he does (sometimes I think: when will he be finished doing this, just to find out he has finished something I didn’t even know it existed)
62. He knows how to repare things
63. He knows how to fix your computer
64. :P
65. He likes to sew stuff for me
66. wackelt.
67. ei!

stop worrying about my soul
oh well

I wouldn’t say that I don’t care anymore… No I still do care… because I think there is more than the things visible to the eye. But I am in process of developing myself… and I am nice… I am trustworthy. If I see choices between right and wrong I usually take the right thing. And if I don’t the thing is about is really tiny. And I’m loving. I hate waste and I hate all those superficial, egoistical leading-no-where things. If there’s justice something like a tribunal or something… Maybe I get punished a little, but I guess there are people way worse than me. After all I’m just human. And all the talk about spirits… well it might be true that they exist, but I’m still alive, myself and quite lucky really… So I guess nothing to worry about :)

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