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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Holly

three things done in the last month -- yay me!



I'm doing 33 things
 

Holly's Life List

  1. 1. reconnect with my friends
    6 cheers
    20 people
  2. 2. have another baby
    21 cheers
    653 people
  3. 3. Eliminate my debt
    4 entries . 92 cheers
    83 people
  4. 4. read all the Harry Potter books
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    123 people
  5. 5. Make a list of 40 things to do before I'm 40
    5 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. organize my photo albums
    1 entry . 41 cheers
    17 people
  7. 7. Join a meaningful board of directors
    7 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Sew something meaningful
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Memorize Der Panther in both German and English
    4 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. start exercising regularly
    4 entries . 29 cheers
    284 people
  11. 11. drink more water daily
    10 cheers
    151 people
  12. 12. make 43 kiva loans
    21 entries . 23 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. Become a Certified Professional Editor (CPE)
    15 entries . 75 cheers
    11 people
  14. 14. take a meditation class
    91 cheers
    13 people
  15. 15. Go see a Top Gear taping in England
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. be a vegetarian for a week
    1 entry . 164 cheers
    289 people
  17. 17. finish reading all 100 of The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels
    2 entries . 66 cheers
    8 people
  18. 18. learn to take better photographs
    1 entry . 78 cheers
    68 people
  19. 19. Buy a House
    5 entries . 12 cheers
    14,075 people
  20. 20. Walk the Camino de Santiago
    1 entry . 76 cheers
    258 people
  21. 21. walk a labyrinth
    45 cheers
    70 people
  22. 22. learn Tai Chi
    1 entry . 80 cheers
    1,129 people
  23. 23. make a short movie
    1 entry . 54 cheers
    123 people
  24. 24. A typical Day (Take One Photo an Hour for a Day)
    34 cheers
    38 people
  25. 25. Visit a new bell tower
    15 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Do a Quarter Peal on Treble
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Complete the 50 Questions that will free your mind
    13 cheers
    0 people
  28. 28. Open a tax free savings account
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    2 people
  29. 29. Visit Las Vegas
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    304 people
  30. 30. complete the 88 temple shikoku pilgrimage
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    21 people
  31. 31. Make 43 new recipes
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    2 people
  32. 32. Take Hereford Ringing Course
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Watch Orange is the New Black
    6 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to pay off my car
It took me
4 years
It made me
thrilled


How to clarify my budget
It took me
50 days
It made me
happy


How to take swimming lessons with my son
It took me
1 year
It made me
happy


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help my husband get a new job (read all 2 entries…)
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My schedule continues to be unpredictable and at the most inconvenient times. Currently though we’re in a special situation which means I’m making more money than normal but also working less normal hours than normal.

I’m really tired of working evenings and weekends and envy with green eyes the people walking down the street on Monday mornings at 8 am heading to their normal hour jobs.



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