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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.

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leebs24's Life List

  1. 1. Memorize the US Army Officer's Creed
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 2. learn Korean
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1,392 people
  3. 3. Embrace a minimalist lifestyle
    1 cheer
    3 people
  4. 4. Read the entire Wheel of Time series
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4 people
  5. 5. Read the Bible
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    3,775 people
  6. 6. Take golf lessons
    47 people
  7. 7. learn german
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    5,480 people
  8. 8. Get six-pack abs
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    34 people
  9. 9. Write a resume
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    63 people
  10. 10. learn how to ski
    168 people
  11. 11. take better care of myself
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    1,413 people
  12. 12. Develop a sound financial plan
    1 person
  13. 13. become debt free
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    707 people
  14. 14. Find a career mentor
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    4 people
  15. 15. learn archery
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    594 people
  16. 16. visit all seven continents
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    560 people
  17. 17. see the northern lights
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    19,115 people
  18. 18. Get my Master's Degree
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    1,205 people
  19. 19. learn how to horseback ride
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    17 people
  20. 20. run a marathon
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    12,897 people
  21. 21. take ballroom dancing lessons
    223 people
  22. 22. get married
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    21,332 people
  23. 23. do volunteer work
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    607 people
  24. 24. publish a book
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    2,597 people
  25. 25. Buy a House
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    14,074 people
  26. 26. learn how to surf
    965 people
  27. 27. improve my wardrobe
    352 people
  28. 28. Study wine.
    3 people
  29. 29. learn how to drive stick shift
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    120 people
  30. 30. create my happy place
    1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. Earn Another Black Belt
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    4 people
  32. 32. Improve my public speaking
    33 people
  33. 33. play the violin again
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    156 people
  34. 34. Learn to cook
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    10,169 people
  35. 35. see an opera
    179 people
  36. 36. make peace with my past
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    42 people
  37. 37. become a better conversationalist
    230 people
  38. 38. Have Kids
    3,559 people
  39. 39. get my pilot's license
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    817 people
  40. 40. learn fencing
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    234 people
  41. 41. have it all
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    19 people
  42. 42. Overcome Shyness
    125 people
  43. 43. Earn the Ranger Tab
    1 person
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learn Korean (read all 2 entries…)
So far so good...

OK, so I’ve been working on this for a couple hours each day now, in the late evening. I only wish that I had the time to work on this goal consistently, as I know that I will struggle with finding the time to work on it when I return to Korea.

I guess at the end of the day, it won’t get done until I make the time. I have to keep my expectations realistic and take every opportunity to practice while I’m over there.

I’ve been watching the hana hana hangul serious on youtube so I can learn the Korean alphabet, but the downside is you can’t go beyond lessons 7 without paying (sneaky sneaky). Therefore, I’ve been supplementing my lessons with other videos, books, and my parents.

My goal before I return to korea is to be able to read the korean alphabet and basic conversational expressions which I can build off of.

Wish me luck ^_‘V

learn Korean (read all 2 entries…)
OK, Let's do this!

First of all, I have a confession to make. I am an ethnic Korean-American, who was born in the US who does NOT know how to speak Korean. Unfortunately, I found myself stationed in South Korea four years into my military career.

Quite frankly, I’m tired of being treated like a foreigner (though I technically am lol). It would be nice to be able to converse with my family in our native tongue. I’ve developed an ear for it over the years, as my parents spoke hangul to me but I always spoke back in English.

After working on this off and on, I am going to knuckle down and do this. I have avoided making any kind of commitment to this goal because my work has been keeping me busy. But if I don’t commit at some point, I’ll never get around to doing this.

From now through next year, I will dedicate at least 30 minutes per day towards bettering my Korean.

Today, I went on youtube and studied the first two “talk to me in Korean” videos so I could try and learn the hangul alphabet first. While I’ve been using Rosetta Stone, I find that it’s a poor way of learning how to read. A solid understanding of the how to read Korean will help considerably.

learn german (read all 2 entries…)
Level 1, Unit 2

OK, this goal has been on hold for awhile as I’ve been getting settled back home in Frauenberg. But I finally have a working internet connection again (Yay!) so I’m able to log on to Rosetta Stone TotalE again.

I spent a good chunk of the evening knocking out the Level 1, Unit 1 refreshers. When I was done with that, I moved on to Unit 2 and completed a whole sub-unit.

My ongoing goal will be to finish one sub-unit a week, in addition to immersing myself with as much of the German language and culture around me as possible. I will probably hit up the secondhand shops downtown to find some more children’s books, as they are useful in learning the basic words and phrases.

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