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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laivine's Life List

  1. 1. Keep my room clean
    2,637 people
  2. 2. Go to Ireland
    2 cheers
    1,915 people
  3. 3. publish my novel
    1 cheer
    164 people
  4. 4. finish what I start
    1 cheer
    4,026 people
  5. 5. stop missing lost people so much.
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    11 people
  6. 6. go to the gym regularly
    1 cheer
    819 people
  7. 7. keep epistolary closeness with my friends
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. learn gaelic
    3 cheers
    620 people
  9. 9. actually learn to play my guitar
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    536 people
  10. 10. collect corsets
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    4 people
  11. 11. accentuate the positive, deemphasize the negative
    2 cheers
    114 people
  12. 12. learn about kitchen witchcraft
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    5 people
  13. 13. say what i mean and mean what i say
    1 cheer
    234 people
  14. 14. publish a poem properly.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. talk to people I want to meet and know
    1 cheer
    1 person
  16. 16. make something wearable.
    1 entry
    1 person
  17. 17. try to like someone who might like me back
    1 cheer
    1 person
  18. 18. show my intellect
    1 cheer
    4 people
  19. 19. write full-time as a profession.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. go to graduate school and get my MFA
    2 cheers
    4 people
  21. 21. study the Tarot
    1 cheer
    5 people
  22. 22. promote Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.
    2 entries
    1 person
  23. 23. have a lucid dream
    256 people
  24. 24. learn to mix drinks really well
    1 cheer
    2 people
  25. 25. have energy throughout the day
    1 person
  26. 26. deal with my mail when I get it
    1 cheer
    12 people
  27. 27. publish a piece in 5280
    1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. be more self-confident
    3 cheers
    570 people
  29. 29. find a job i really love
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    58 people
  30. 30. re-design my website
    492 people
  31. 31. Fill every idea/sketch book I own
    2 cheers
    184 people
  32. 32. Start reading for pleasure again
    6 people
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write everyday
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I’m not done doing this – obviously – but I’ve set a goal to write 500 words on something, primarily a journal entry every day for a year and I’m coming up on my second anniversary for this.



stop missing lost people so much. (read all 4 entries…)
The weight of terror is

exactly the weight of realizing that maybe you are fading. And maybe that’s healthy and well.

I scramble to pick you up like dropped marbles, and there’s too much for my hands, to carry in my pockets, keep safe under my tongue. But I can’t bear to leave even one behind.

That glassy shooter. That could be the one I kept the love in.



stop missing lost people so much. (read all 4 entries…)
Gemini

I don’t think this ever stops pulsing.

I don’t think about you much, but all the same, I think that’s only cause I don’t stop thinking of you.

I don’t think about the air, but I’m still breathing it.

Letting you drift from my mind, dissipate into a dust the air can carry away…it’s suffocation, it’s death.

So you’re here, in my pocket. And you’re not doing anything, saying anything profound or novel, not touching my arm with those fingers or implying that thing about that guy from that band was a total lie, not reading a book or smiling or moving…

But all the same, you’re the little thing that keeps me alive.



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