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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.

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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.

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jenlyn114's Life List

  1. 1. start orphanages in China
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. Fall in ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't live without each other love.
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    3 people
  3. 3. get in shape, and stay there
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    257 people
  4. 4. run more often (atleast twice a week)
    6 entries . 4 cheers
    4 people
  5. 5. start a new chapter of the pink hat socitey
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. take a road trip to Canada
    2 entries . 21 cheers
    12 people
  7. 7. learn to knit and quilt
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    0 people
  8. 8. create the soundtrack to my life
    11 entries . 9 cheers
    1,874 people
  9. 9. Date a geek
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    72 people
  10. 10. take a real vacation
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    102 people
  11. 11. learn to dance
    4 entries . 11 cheers
    7,160 people
  12. 12. Never stop learning
    7 cheers
    4,054 people
  13. 13. recieve a love letter
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    107 people
  14. 14. tour the castles in Germany
    8 cheers
    3 people
  15. 15. Watch every Audrey Hepburn movie.
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    201 people
  16. 16. dance in the rain with someone special
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    85 people
  17. 17. Do something I have never done every year on my Birthday!
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. learn to speak french fluently
    2 team members . 3 cheers
    648 people
  19. 19. learn to speak chinese fluently
    1 cheer
    18 people
  20. 20. Get my nose pierced.
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,137 people
  21. 21. go skydiving
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,881 people
  22. 22. show up at the airport with a bag & a passport & take the first flight available.
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    576 people
  23. 23. read Plato's The Republic
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    9 people
  24. 24. give back to my parents
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    78 people
  25. 25. change somebody's life (for the better)
    31 team members . 3 cheers
    77 people
  26. 26. Run in a 5K that raises money for a good cause.
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. find my prince charming
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    93 people
  28. 28. take a roadtrip with my sister
    5 cheers
    7 people
  29. 29. Be less resistant to trying new things.
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    2 people
  30. 30. go wine tasting
    1 entry
    60 people
  31. 31. own a lakehouse
    14 people
  32. 32. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  33. 33. Practice Yoga
    4,258 people
  34. 34. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  35. 35. get a massage
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,039 people

How I did it
How to drink absinthe
It took me
1 day
It made me
laugh then cry

How to love without fear
It took me
2 years
It made me
More Understanding

How to learn how to drive stick-shift
It took me
1 day
It made me

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Recent entries
identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 10 entries…)
Ok the last 10 - wow this is a lil delayed

91. Dancing
92. just being silly with my sister and acting like we are 10 and not in our mid twenties
93. the smell of Aqua Di Gio
94. a sweet tender kiss
95. my dog – she makes me laug all the time
96. reading (a new love)
97. a good cup of coffee
98. watching a sappy movie and crying for no reason
99. being held when i am feeling low
100. hearing a really funny joke

Fall in ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't live without each other love. (read all 2 entries…)
beginning to think this isnt possible for me

well – i think i think to much :/ – i want to be an independent reliable person and i dont think falling in ridiculous love can be done while being reliable and independent – im hoping that possibly i just havnt found the right person and when i do it will be a natural thing. I’ve never reall had anyone that i couldtn live without – sure there are people i love and i would deeply miss and have some trouble getting on without – but no one that would just rip out my soul if they werent around. I recently read a book series (Twlight) and my favorite thing about it was that the love story was just this – a love so deep and pure that they two lovers literally couldnt survive without each other. it reminds me of the stories of couples who have been together for 3o or 40 years and in the end when on dies the other doesnt take long to follow- b/c they have just lost their other half – so romantic and the epitomy of what i think love should be—but i am so held back b/c i’ve been raised to be sensible and logical -to not let emotions control or fool me – i’m so torn i dont think i can be both passionate and logical

go wine tasting

..if only i can find someone who would go with me. Unfortunatly non of my friends are big on wine grrr. but some day ill find someone to enjoy this with me and we will go on a wine tour :)

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