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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Make a living with my creativity
Or

help someone with theirs? I don’t know if I’m talented enough myself in any one art form, but I sure am good at promoting talent when I see it. I love writing though, that could be an area I could flourish in when I have more time and my creative energy back.



Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
Seems impossible sometimes

but if people could do this it would be amazing.



Be able to send my daughter to college
BOTH daughters

I would love to send both of my kids to college. They have college accounts from grandparents, but I would like to be able to do this on my own as well, if possible.



realize my potential
At times

im my life I felt on top of the world, as if I could do and achieve anything for myself and my girls. Unfortunetly, I was told so many times that that was unrealistic and manic to feel happy and successful so I would pull back and refrain.

Stupid though. I really was such a bright, wise, funny girl. I had a lot going for me and understood responsibility at a young age.

I keep thinking it’s too late, I’m too old to do this but other parts of me get REALLY excited that I could really have a chance to seriously change my life for my kids and I.



swim in the rain
Fun

In my pool in LA. Very sensual and fun.



identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
Easy

I could think of more than 100. Easy.

That’s one thing I have always liked about myself:)



be someone's muse
It feels good

I know my mom started writing about me when she first started writing ( she has told me ) I know a friend I never met wrote about me and thought about me when he performed onstage ( he’s a comedy writer) and a writer friend would write poems about me and love letters ( platonic as he was gay) for years. He even left them in library books for me to find. He called me Bessie Mae, after Momtgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.



Stop letting fear keep me from living
How can I not?

There is so many scary things out there that can happen. How can I not be scared to death right now?



Find out who I really am
who are we really?

a product of our environment, a blend of expectations from our social group or community, different masks of our different roles, our temperment, our history, our memories.

I don’t know. I guess that would be the person we were when we came into the world. Yet, it you beleive in past lives…then we could be many other people or carry someones spirit?

I don’t know. I don’t know anything anymore it seems.



hibernate
I did this

while I lived on an island for awhile. I was able to find my creativity, live at a slower pace and really take better care of myself. Nice.



have cybersex
Bad

Not worth it as it can hurt a lot of people.



be at peace at the core of my soul
I don't see

how people can achieve this? I can get to that place a few times a day but not ALL the time by any means.



visit the seven wonders of the world
Nice

but far down the list at this point.



become more spiritual
Worth it

everything makes so much more sense now. I finally know the meaning of enlightenment ( though I certainly have a long way to go on my journey still)



inspire somebody
History

This is something I was told I did, many times. But I lost my way in love because I didn’t focus on spirituality instead.

THAT was the higher purpose I needed. Not searching for love in the wrong places.



KEEP A HEALTHY LEVEL OF INSANITY
fun stuff this is

sometimes hard. Sometimes funny. Sometimes easy.



teach my baby sign language
Really worked

this was a great thing to do with my second child who was a late talker/less verbal than my older daughter. I did it with both kids and inspired my sis to do it with her son as well. We both gave the baby signs book out to people at baby showers as gifts.



Rediscover how powerful I am
Would be amazing

Sometimes I can imagine what that would be like. Sometimes I still feel unworthy of this or too old or unable.

But when I imagine it…it sounds exhilerating. That’s spelled wrong of course:)



artistic and sexual freedom
Would love to have this

in a committed relationship.



thank the people who have touched my life
I have so much to do for them

I don’t know where to start.

They saw through to my heart. How could that ever be repaid?



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