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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Fill my 1st moleskine with original drawings. (read all 3 entries…)
A Moleskine Update

Just a quick update:

lose 15 kilos
Working On It.

Since 2000, I have lost almost 25kgs, which is something I am of course very proud of. There were a lot of ups and downs, and a lot of that has come off just in the past 2+ years of life here in Denmark. I am glad I have been able to do it, and learn how to do it properly.

Now I just want to shift this last 15 kilos to get down to my goal weight. And I want to maintain it.

At the moment I am utilising the great online tool HotCal to track my exercise and calorie intake. I’m finding it awesomely helpful, whilst at the same time being nice and simple and no frills. I get motivated by seeing the change in the numbers and the graphs breaking it all down for me, so this tool is excellent.

have my own land and be self-sufficient
A Lifelong Self-Suffiency Dream.

The husband and I have both been wanting to do this since either of us can remember. When we met it was just another of the things that told us that we had found the right person.

Our plan is, and always has been, to move out of this cosy little apartment and into a house in the countryside around Vejle here in Denmark. My husband works for a museum down that way, so while he works, I will be at home tending the gardens and animals.

We’re looking for a place that has at least 10000 square meters of land, and one that preferably has a piece of forest on it. That way, we can have the all the space for the animals that we want (chickens, geese, possibly also goats and pigs) and be able to forrage in the forest (fingers crossed) for nuts, wild fruits, wild herbs etc.

Currently the only thing standing in our way is money. And then, only really because we want to save a lot of the deposit ourselves, so we can be a little less dependent on a loan from banks to get the whole process started. So we’re doing our best now to save, and in the process are learning to live a more simple life already by not constantly clogging it up with ‘stuff’ that we dont really need.

The outlook for the near future, is to hopefully start the process for real by this comming winter. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that some of the houses that we have our eye on now are still available by then :)

In the meantime, I am doing my best to learn as much about organic gardening, homesteading and self suffiency as I can. Using the internet, the library and any other resource I can get my hands on, I have so far collected a 2Gb+ file on my computer of files and articles found on the web about all the topics I could think we might need to know about, and now that I’m not going to danish classes any more, I have time to get reading. I’ve even tried to start growing some edibles here in the apartment…an experiment more than a neccessity, but a fun one none the less.

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