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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isabet's Life List

  1. 1. get over my fear of needles
    1 entry
    183 people
  2. 2. change my name
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    546 people
  3. 3. go raw
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    196 people
  4. 4. complete a clinical rotation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
    1 person
  5. 5. apply for a fulbright
    15 people
  6. 6. ignore age and forget timelines
    1 person
  7. 7. Become a Doctor
    1,847 people
  8. 8. Walk the Camino de Santiago
    258 people
  9. 9. live simply
    1 entry
    3,222 people
  10. 10. sail more
    51 people
  11. 11. find inner peace
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    804 people
  12. 12. improve my spanish
    1,092 people
  13. 13. make a documentary
    608 people
  14. 14. become a yoga teacher
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    136 people
  15. 15. learn Swedish
    754 people
  16. 16. buy a camera
    253 people
  17. 17. ride my bike
    288 people
  18. 18. improve the flow of my chi
    33 people
  19. 19. Own a dog
    902 people
  20. 20. dumpster dive for peace
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
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find inner peace

i’m finding that – personally – inner peace is almost directly related to the way in which i treat people. that inner peace has a very real and direct outer component. and its difficult – doing things right – (especially in relationships, and while dating) however, i think its becoming both a source and an expression of a personal peace.

change my name

my name is a hybrid of my mother’s, grandmother’s, etc. and while i respect the history, it does not express my life as seperate for theirs. it does not reflect who i am. therefore, the name i have chosen stems from the very essence of who i am.

in every culture, naming is a sacred experience that follows a given task or ritual signifying adulthood. that is what this [very symetrically, poetic] name will be.


go raw
so far...

i’ve gone 6 days so far on 80-90% raw (humus being the exception), feeling really good. hardest part – of course – has been not drinking my usual 6-8 (!!) cups of coffee and 6-8 (!!) cigarettes per day.

feeling wonderful, just a little tired.

- !!

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