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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David Mihalcik




I'm doing 14 things
 
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make my own infused liquor
lemoncello

Basically, I’d like to try making either lemoncello (possibly with cream in it) or vanilla vodka.



keep a health journal
dentistry, dexa scans and vitamin D

As I am getting older, my disuse of my body is catching up to me. I keep better track of my gas mileage than my personal health. In order to really figure out if I am coming out of the rickets woods, I’ll have to get a dexascan and get occasional blood tests. For now, my immediate goal is to transcribe or scan my health receipts into my computer. In addition, I might use daytum or a similar service to track how much sun I get a day – and if I floss or forget to take my supplements – and other, less personal historical data.



Read one book a month
I'd initially selected 'read more', but...

Such diffuse goals are hard to really say you have ‘done’ them. While this doesn’t have a stop date, I’m going to say ‘Read a book every month for a year’ as my own interpretation.

As such, I probably should decide on what to read. I’m thinking the Top 10 Books and the corresponding overwroughtly titled ‘recommended for the well educated’ list will be good mines for titles. Lolita seems like something I should add.

What is odd is I don’t have my own version of the Top 10 Faves list. I think I should; after all, I have ones for movies, television shows, video games and restaurants. The other list is perhaps more tempting, but I worry that it is more a waste of time.

Right now, I’d probably have a good mix of stuff I’d read in high school, graphic novels and nonfiction on it, but I’ll think a little bit before I put it together.



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