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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katietait

came home from work and napped for 2 hrs without guilt



I'm doing 37 things
 

katietait's Life List

  1. 1. eat quality food every day
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. declutter the house
    12 entries . 7 cheers
    50 people
  3. 3. clean up my yard: weeds & junk.
    4 entries
    1 person
  4. 4. fix my cabin
    8 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  5. 5. relax
    13 entries . 2 cheers
    1,985 people
  6. 6. live passionately
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    5,635 people
  7. 7. finish my masters
    5 entries
    277 people
  8. 8. write a letter to the author of A Rare Bird.
    1 person
  9. 9. write a letter to the author of Goat Song, Brad Kessler.
    1 person
  10. 10. write a letter to the author Thomas King.
    1 person
  11. 11. paint the creekside and stove wall
    1 entry
    1 person
  12. 12. make fused and slumped glass art
    6 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. pay off all my debt
    7 entries
    400 people
  14. 14. do pilates and yoga from home regularly for the next 6 months
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  15. 15. fit back into my size 12 jeans
    10 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  16. 16. silkscreen
    2 cheers
    60 people
  17. 17. show my art in public
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. learn to play the ukulele
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    456 people
  19. 19. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 entry
    21,500 people
  20. 20. submit my short movie to a short film festival
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. go to Portland, Oregon
    1 cheer
    18 people
  22. 22. drive the Oregon coast
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  23. 23. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    18 entries . 2 cheers
    2,671 people
  24. 24. post weekly to my blog for the next 6 months
    4 entries
    1 person
  25. 25. build a studio from a shipping container
    2 entries
    1 person
  26. 26. go to Newfoundland
    1 cheer
    9 people
  27. 27. write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    847 people
  28. 28. make a short movie
    3 entries
    123 people
  29. 29. finish the quilt I started
    1 entry
    18 people
  30. 30. try geocaching
    4 entries
    176 people
  31. 31. write a book
    31,382 people
  32. 32. update my tattoo
    1 entry
    8 people
  33. 33. learn how to speak French
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    188 people
  34. 34. get published
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,193 people
  35. 35. create a magazine
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    85 people
  36. 36. sew a quilt with a golden mean pattern
    1 cheer
    1 person
  37. 37. believe in 6 impossible things before breakfast for 1 month
    2 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to drive to Vancouver this summer
It took me
3 days
It made me
feel free


How to send in my passport
It took me
365 days
It made me
Excited for travel


How to sell one of my properties
It took me
14 days
It made me
Relieved and Free


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Recent entries
finish my masters (read all 5 entries…)
1 week summer institute

This July I will complete my last elective by going to Halifax and completing a 1 week (7-day) intensive course, which will complete my last elective. I’m looking forward to the trip, revisiting my old stomping grounds, and getting a course over with in a week vs. four + months.



build a studio from a shipping container (read all 2 entries…)
Thinking & Seeing an Example

This project is often on my mind and in my imagination. I have been working out the logistics of building this and how it compares to a regular wood / nails building.

While in Vancouver this past November there was actually an example of one downtown. For whatever reason, it was not in good shape, but still a lovely example of the possibility.



submit my short movie to a short film festival
film as masters

I recently attended a couple of movies at the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon. One of the movies I saw was a documentary. It occured to me that I could do the same as part of my masters research…. more to come on this. :)



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