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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jet_fuel_only's Life List

  1. 1. Love my Husband
    1 entry
    86 people
  2. 2. appreciate my husband
    1 cheer
    44 people
  3. 3. be an amazing wife
    34 people
  4. 4. Be a Proverbs 31 woman
    116 people
  5. 5. Read my scriptures every day
    35 people
  6. 6. go to church regularly
    239 people
  7. 7. be my daughters' hero
    19 people
  8. 8. teach my daughter the importance of being a woman
    2 cheers
    4 people
  9. 9. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  10. 10. learn to transcribe braille
    1 cheer
    5 people
  11. 11. meet denis leary
    1 entry
    5 people
  12. 12. Help my son become an Eagle Scout
    9 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. Publish a novel
    1,102 people
  14. 14. crochet a bikini
    2 entries
    5 people
  15. 15. crochet a dress
    2 entries
    5 people
  16. 16. be a traditional housewife
    1 cheer
    8 people
  17. 17. Be a 1950's-style housewife and mom.
    6 people
  18. 18. Fix my mustang
    3 people
  19. 19. Discover my purpose.
    199 people
  20. 20. be a flylady
    16 people
  21. 21. set up FLYlady routines
    322 people
  22. 22. go through my things, get rid of or donate anything I am not using
    209 people
  23. 23. Read my Bible more
    558 people
  24. 24. correspond more with friends
    2 people
  25. 25. Remember birthdays and send cards
    68 people
  26. 26. Do the Flylady daily missions
    49 people
  27. 27. keep my scrapbook up-to-date
    7 people
  28. 28. forgive those who have hurt me
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    281 people
  29. 29. get another tattoo
    3,406 people
  30. 30. place letterboxes
    1 entry
    2 people
  31. 31. Find at least fifty letterboxes in the US
    2 people
  32. 32. be an effective helpmeet to my husband
    1 cheer
    4 people
  33. 33. be more discliplined about housework
    1 entry
    7 people
  34. 34. I want to run a home daycare
    1 entry
    2 people

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Recent entries
Help my son become an Eagle Scout (read all 9 entries…)

Ok, we are a First Class Scout!!!

Last month Ry passed his swim test, and also earned his First Aid Merit badge, the first Eagle required badge!! So, we are totally on track.

Now, after a few months as a 1st class Ry can paruse leadership positions with our new troop in SC.

Yeah for Ry!!!

I want to run a home daycare
We're moving again...

to South Carolina. My husband has bought us the most beautiful home in a great area. I’m listing this goal, just to remind myself after we get settled and the kids are in school that I would like to look into running a family daycare.

I’ve done it before, but haven’t had the oppurtunity to do it for a while, since we live in military housing and the restrictions are rigid.

Anyway, looking forward to updating this goal!!

Find at least ten letterboxes (read all 5 entries…)

Well, we were holding out with like 7 or eight found for a while, then, all of a sudden we’ve got 18!!!

We went to Disneyland with discount passes (because of Ry’s involvement with the Braille institute here in San Diego), so we made a short vacation out of it, camping for three nights. Yo, the LA area is quite nippy in January. M, Miss B, and the baby ended up sleeping in the truck the last two nights, the boys and Paul had mummy bags, so they were fine.

We did Disney on Thursday, then slept in friday and letterboxed from 3pm until, oh, real late, because we were getting lost and misdirected. NOTE TO SELF: Next time print or more detailed maps.

Anyhow, letterboxed our way back home along I-5, saw some really awesome views of the Pacific Ocean.

Got home tired, but a great time was had by all, at least I think so, because we all got home in one piece.

Can’t wait for the opportunity to plan another mini vacation!

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