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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ItchyFeet's Life List

  1. 1. Get/Create a job I love
    10 entries . 51 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Read more books
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    11,828 people
  3. 3. Make my family tree
    45 cheers
    19 people
  4. 4. Organize all my photos and computer photos!
    17 cheers
    5 people
  5. 5. get a photograph published
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    34 people
  6. 6. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    327 entries . 12 cheers
    2,671 people
  7. 7. play more
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    193 people
  8. 8. Prioritize, Focus & Follow-Through
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    78 people
  9. 9. Be a tourist in my own town (visit 20 sites I have never been to before)
    30 cheers
    5 people
  10. 10. diy projects
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  11. 11. Get organized. Declutter.
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. go back to school
    7 entries . 3 cheers
    2,744 people
  13. 13. get fitter
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    268 people
  14. 14. treat myself to 43 simple pleasures
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    0 people
  15. 15. get back to living - again!
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Make the next year the best one yet!
    2 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. have more energy
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    951 people
  18. 18. more adventures
    1 cheer
    2 people
  19. 19. Practice Yoga
    6 cheers
    4,258 people
  20. 20. go to more music festivals
    3 cheers
    29 people
  21. 21. cook more
    3 entries
    2,048 people
  22. 22. watch more movies
    810 people
  23. 23. reduce caffeine
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    4 people
  24. 24. finish more knitting projects
    120 people
  25. 25. random acts of kindness
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    53 people
  26. 26. Make 43 pairs of earrings
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. buy new home
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  28. 28. Beat my depression
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1,942 people
  29. 29. continue to change, learn and grow
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2 people
  30. 30. save money
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    16,491 people
  31. 31. build a new wardrobe
    1 cheer
    23 people
  32. 32. 30 day challenge
    4 people
  33. 33. have more adventures
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    168 people
  34. 34. Stay in touch with 43 thing friends :-)
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    21 people
  35. 35. stop buying things i dont need.
    1 entry
    284 people
  36. 36. Take 43 terrific photos (and post them)
    3 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. Manage the stresses of life
    3 cheers
    1 person
  38. 38. Get Rid of 43 Things...Donate, Give, Sell or Throw Away
    0 people
Recent entries
make a portfolio
Work in progress

As I had an interview very recently, I knew I needed a better portfolio than just a couple of writing samples.

I didn’t get the position, but it certainly felt great to have the portfolio displaying some of my work! And what was even better, was I completely had fun putting everything together!

I’m sure it will change and evolve over time. A friend said it looked soooo very professional, and I’ll be adding more items to it as I go along!

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 327 entries…)
Last entry - Aug 2/2014

It’s been a wonderful place to come drop by and write a few thoughts of my world, both good, bad and the challenges I’ve had.
I’ll miss this place, as I’ve been inspired by soooo many others!
I’m happy I found 43things, and I will migrate to popclogs, I’m there now but ‘havent’ found my rhythm there, finding my comfort zone, and how the site works (yet).
I’ll miss this forum, its been a home away from home, a way to gain some perspective, vent on the bad days, cheer on the great ones and everything else in between! It felt pretty damn wonderful to feel the cheers each and every single one!
I thank the people that cheered me and inspired me to try again or to move forward.- for me it meant something very profoundly!

Best of luck friends! I’m itchy_feet on popclogs too, and I intend to visit there on a regular basis!

Life changes, and when one window/door closes, another opens! See you there friends!

stop buying things i dont need.
Need vs Want

From now on, when I go on a shopping outing, I will shop with a ‘list’. (even if it is just a mental one)

I will ask myself – Is this a want or a NEED?

No more – Oh I have to have this, this is such a GREAT deal!!

My new motto – do I need it or can I do without. If in a week I still want it.. then I’ll go get it..

Shopping from a list – what a great concept!! :)

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