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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lovingeveryminute

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I'm doing 34 things
 

lovingeveryminute's Life List

  1. 1. thoroughly clean the house and then keep it clean
    61 entries . 35 cheers
    66 people
  2. 2. Have a body that fits me and give thanks for it by taking good care of it
    59 entries . 61 cheers
    4 people
  3. 3. write a book
    40 entries . 38 cheers
    31,381 people
  4. 4. get rid of unnecessary possessions
    27 entries . 36 cheers
    814 people
  5. 5. make my bedroom a sanctuary of peace
    4 entries . 41 cheers
    15 people
  6. 6. Organize my jewelry collection
    6 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. dayenu
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Have a Beautiful, Extraordinary Life, filled with happy people and wondrous places, by sharing my many strengths and talents for fun and profit! =)
    56 entries . 47 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. change the world, twenty minutes at a time
    27 entries . 27 cheers
    13 people
  10. 10. Write an encouraging note to someone once a week
    22 entries . 37 cheers
    6 people
  11. 11. Learn to play musical instruments
    39 entries . 25 cheers
    9 people
  12. 12. Summer in Europe (summer being a verb)
    26 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Transform some boxy t-shirts into cute, girlie blouses and post pictures and tutorials on 43T
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. create small pieces of art, and leave them for people to find
    14 entries . 37 cheers
    460 people
  15. 15. make a quilt out of my favorite t-shirts
    2 entries . 24 cheers
    25 people
  16. 16. create a vision board
    8 entries . 15 cheers
    246 people
  17. 17. create an altered book
    10 entries . 18 cheers
    62 people
  18. 18. take pictures of the food I cook, attach the recipes and make an awesome altered cookbook to hand down for generations!
    31 entries . 19 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Make lots of worry dolls
    12 entries . 8 cheers
    13 people
  20. 20. Make cute dolls out of the mismatched socks and donate them to kids' charities
    6 entries . 10 cheers
    6 people
  21. 21. Use my new diamond-cut shredder to rid myself of paper clutter, then reuse the shredded bits to make brand new, handmade paper!
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. create the soundtrack to my life
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    1,874 people
  23. 23. shadow self-portraiture
    13 entries . 5 cheers
    0 people
  24. 24. learn a new language
    24 entries . 16 cheers
    2,142 people
  25. 25. list 43 things I love about the Constitution of the United States
    11 entries . 4 cheers
    4 people
  26. 26. ride horses
    5 entries . 18 cheers
    135 people
  27. 27. Give my daughter the wedding of her dreams.
    49 entries . 1 cheer
    4 people
  28. 28. Visit all 50 States
    33 entries . 13 cheers
    9,057 people
  29. 29. Learn the Hymns
    11 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Catalog my books with librarything
    4 entries . 10 cheers
    39 people
  31. 31. Release a Bookcrossing book in all 50 states
    13 entries . 15 cheers
    3 people
  32. 32. Give myself a fancy pedicure at least once a month
    29 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Go to bed by 11:00 pm every night, unless engaged in a legit conversation or activity with another human being.
    21 entries . 3 cheers
    2 people
  34. 34. Sort through the bumbled jumble of email I recovered after the program crashed.
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person

How I did it
How to complete "The Artist's Way"
It took me
2 years
It made me
see my genuineness


How to enjoy the third quarter of 2008 by having one NEW and FULFILLING experience in July, August, and September
It took me
3 months
It made me
feel sunshiny


Recent entries
Go to bed by 11:00 pm every night, unless engaged in a legit conversation or activity with another human being. (read all 21 entries…)
How about playing games . . .

. . . with my people I haven’t seen in six months?

Totally worth it, but it is keeping up until midnight again.



Sort through the bumbled jumble of email I recovered after the program crashed. (read all 6 entries…)
Five Thousand, Three Hundred Twelve.

This stupid email program crashed again. It’s so ridiculous it is actually making me laugh. Not maniacally, either. I am genuinely amused by the futility of trying to get this thing sorted out.

I will have to call the company, cancel my contract with them, and start using one of my other emails immediately. Really not so bad. The web browser on that program is ancient anyway. Last updated in 1994 maybe.

As long as I have to deal with this company’s utter failure to provide dependable service anyway, I may as well create a new Gmail account with a fun new address. There’s my silver lining.

Meanwhile, ALL my messages are back in one folder now, many of them duplicates, and the jumble has grown to 5,312. Unbelievable.



Have a body that fits me and give thanks for it by taking good care of it (read all 59 entries…)
I ♥ hooping!

I couldn’t believe how rusty I was at it, but I have always loved hula hooping and am now the extremely pleased owner of a 2-pound, 42-inch hula hoop!

I was the neighborhood champion and teacher of all things hoopish as a kid. I did not blame myself when my new hoop fell to the ground. ;·) But then I remembered the posture. I don’t need to see what color my hoop is while it’s spinning around me. So I corrected my position and looked straight ahead, and voila! I can work a hula hoop again and I’m superdiduper excited about it!

Yay =D



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