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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metoth's Life List

  1. 1. write in my journal daily
    110 people
  2. 2. read a biography
    13 people
  3. 3. pay off some credit cards
    1 entry
    1 person
  4. 4. make a donation to the MJF Parkinson's Foundation
    1 person
  5. 5. visit my family more often
    74 people
  6. 6. get my address book up-to-date
    1 person
  7. 7. take a class at the U
    1 person
  8. 8. lose 5 pounds
    2 entries
    1,231 people
  9. 9. go to church more often
    1 cheer
    319 people
  10. 10. get enough sleep more often than I do
    1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. begin learning a new language
    1 entry
    3 people
  12. 12. drink more water daily
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    153 people
  13. 13. watch less tv
    1,946 people
  14. 14. grow my hair long and dye it red
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. find my desk under the mountains of paper and books
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. take my kids to the public library more often
    1 person
  17. 17. give librarything a try
    1 entry
    1 person
  18. 18. re-read some of my favorite books
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    0 people
  19. 19. bake more often for my kids
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. find some new recipes
    1 entry
    1 person
  21. 21. ride bikes with my son this summer
    1 entry
    1 person
  22. 22. design my own crochet patterns
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  23. 23. learn to knit
    2 cheers
    3,822 people
  24. 24. complete a small scrapbook for each of my kids
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. frame more of my kids photos
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  26. 26. take pictures of my kids weekly
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. swim confidently
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2 people
  28. 28. learn more American Sign Language -- ASL
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. plant a vegetable garden this year
    10 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. read better in spanish
    3 entries
    1 person
  31. 31. write a short story
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,178 people
  32. 32. read to my children daily
    1 cheer
    6 people
  33. 33. sell something I've crocheted on ebay
    3 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. give blood regularly
    3 entries
    157 people
  35. 35. re-connect with some old friends
    1 cheer
    6 people
  36. 36. make some new friends
    2 cheers
    212 people
  37. 37. visit Niagra Falls in the summer
    2 entries
    1 person
  38. 38. go on a nature walk with my son
    2 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. learn to throw pottery on a wheel
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    4 people
  40. 40. run a marathon
    12,903 people
  41. 41. de-clutter my house
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    994 people
  42. 42. practice yoga at least 3 times a week
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    9 people
Recent entries
learn to throw pottery on a wheel
I still haven't learned how to throw...

on the wheel, but I have been teaching kids in our homeschool group handbuilding techniques with clay. We are on our third class. The first two classes we made pinch pots, coil pots, and sculpted animals. This time around we are making Christmas ornaments.



frame more of my kids photos (read all 2 entries…)
I have been making progress with this one...

now I am at the point that I need to find more places to actually put the framed photos. I am hoping for a few collage frames for Christmas this year.



begin learning a new language
My son and I began...

studying Latin this year. We are slowly making progress. We spend much more time on Spanish though. I did do some Italian lessons earlier this year, but I got bored with the Rosetta Stone program I was using.



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