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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looseballjoints's Life List

  1. 1. make a difference
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  2. 2. finish my house
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  3. 3. declutter my life
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  4. 4. paint a landscape
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  5. 5. travel to scotland
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  6. 6. flip a house
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  7. 7. learn to kayak
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  8. 8. get back on the bike
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  9. 9. learn spanish
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  10. 10. control my ADD
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  11. 11. drive the blue ridge parkway
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  12. 12. build a solar water heater
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  13. 13. draw more
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  14. 14. save the planet
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  15. 15. be present
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save the planet
Im trying to reduce my carbon footprint.

I have swapped all my light bulbs for compact flourescents, swapped out my shower heads for low-flow, bought a front loading washing machine (and use the clothesline during the summer), and I heat with wood. I recycle everything the local recycling center will take (magazines, aluminum cans, newspaper) and avoid buying things that are not easily recyclable. Plans for the future include solar water heating and building an alcohol still to power the cars.

go fly fishing in Arkansas again.
Try your hand at small-stream fishing for smallmouth

It is a hoot. You can wade for hours without your toes getting numb.

build my own house
I didnt exactly build it from scratch, but i completely rebuilt it.

I have replaced everything in my 1922 sears roebuck house. Plumbing, wiring, much of the framing, windows, floors, sheetrock, porch, etc. I still have some trim work to do, but I am close to having it complete.

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