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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indigostrings's Life List

  1. 1. teach my son spanish
    2 entries . 19 cheers
    12 people
  2. 2. teach my son to read
    7 entries . 17 cheers
    18 people
  3. 3. lift weights every Monday night at 9 PM
    9 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. work on my abs
    9 entries . 6 cheers
    157 people
  5. 5. Exercise 4 times a week
    15 entries . 8 cheers
    191 people
  6. 6. organize my poetry
    8 cheers
    5 people
  7. 7. Floss Every Day
    7 entries . 8 cheers
    1,228 people
  8. 8. clean out my car
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    182 people
  9. 9. pay off credit cards
    52 entries . 14 cheers
    1,430 people
  10. 10. pay off my student loan
    9 entries . 5 cheers
    685 people
  11. 11. own a house
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    2,283 people
  12. 12. go on a juice fast.
    4 entries
    118 people
  13. 13. go raw
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    196 people
  14. 14. Complete Rosetta Stone Spanish Program
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    3 people
  15. 15. expand my music collection
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    118 people
  16. 16. grow wheatgrass
    1 cheer
    8 people
  17. 17. Compost
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    175 people
  18. 18. Get rid of stuff
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    156 people
  19. 19. Write a will
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    758 people
  20. 20. have a healthy relationship
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    182 people
  21. 21. work my kegel muscles
    3 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. save for my son's college fund
    4 cheers
    3 people
  23. 23. have an orgasm from intercourse
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    12 people
  24. 24. Read more
    3 entries
    9,072 people
  25. 25. Volunteer
    2 cheers
    5,550 people
  26. 26. have nice feet
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    26 people
  27. 27. make my own cards
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    117 people
  28. 28. learn the cool lyrics in my favorite Spanish songs
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. make a smaller ecological footprint
    5 entries . 4 cheers
    992 people
  30. 30. raise my son to respect our Planet
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. grow plants
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    44 people
  32. 32. learn about the stock market and investing
    1 entry
    83 people
  33. 33. participate in a beach clean-up
    2 cheers
    8 people
  34. 34. Spend more quality time with my son
    5 cheers
    28 people
  35. 35. have another child
    6 entries . 3 cheers
    197 people
  36. 36. survive peak oil
    1 cheer
    21 people
  37. 37. run 10 miles
    3 entries . 63 cheers
    133 people
  38. 38. make hemp jewelry
    2 entries
    6 people
  39. 39. Have a home birth
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    33 people
  40. 40. فلام سكس عربى
    1 cheer
    7 people

How I did it
How to date my boyfriend
It took me
3 years
It made me
discouraged


How to help my son defeat Autism
It took me
2 years
It made me
sometimes good


How to keep track of every dollar I spend and how I spend it
It took me
60 days
It made me
happy


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Recent entries
have a healthy relationship (read all 3 entries…)
4 bad months, a 30 day breakup... happy now

We had a long period of bad times. But I have not been this happy in months.

The whole relationship, I was moving much faster than him. It took him almost a year to love me, and at 1.5 years together he’s not ready to talk about marriage. Given that we had such an awful winter together, I am letting this go for a while.

We are both in our mid-thirties. I don’t have the time or drive to wait forever to see if someone wants me permanently. I know in 6-8 months I will be ready to walk if we are not progressing.

I am so happy now. He’s so wonderful and I love him!



Compost (read all 5 entries…)
WORMS!!! :P

Indoor worm composting is awesome!

My son and I got a 14 gallon bin and drilled holes in it. I bought a pound of worms and we contributed about 10 lbs of garbage for them to start.

I would NOT recommend throwing so much in right away. We got terrible odors after a week. The worst. It was because I overloaded it too soon. The garbage began to rot before the worms had a chance to eat it.

But now the worms are reproducing, the odor is much less, though not gone. I don’t add much, maybe 2 lbs of garbage a week tops. there’s still lots of undigested stuff in there.



pay off credit cards (read all 52 entries…)
getting sued + going back to school = $9460

A TON of progress was undone when my son’s father decided to sue me for custody. I maxed out most of my credit cards paying for my attorney.

Of course, I was also a student and had no disposable income for 10 months.

But, I am working an excellent job making more than I ever have been. My debt is higher, but so is my income. Everything is locked into low interest rates.

I found out the other day that my credit score is 745! WHAT??? And I was considering bankruptcy??? lol

Wow, I piled 6100 on my cards in 11 months? Good lord. I can’t believe it was once all down to 3400. I can get back to that though. It’s been done before so there’s a way :)



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