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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I'm doing 14 things

How I did it
How to take a dance class
It took me
1 day
It made me
Forever young

How to do the splits
It took me
1 year
It made me
Eager for More

How to balance work and service
It took me
6 months
It made me

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Recent entries
update my weblog
Website changed... many updates now!

Now you can find my updates at

Thanks for asking.

live on an island
I've lived on a tropical island

In Fiji—a hermitage ashram. I lived there for 10 weeks at one point, for 3 months another time. Next time I hope to stay for years. Maybe forever.

It is four years later. I have been living on the hermitage Ashram island since 2005, and it is SO worth the doing. The community is human-scale. We HAVE to learn self-sufficient living, and therefore we are ahead of the times. It is peaceful, unbothered, and absolutely beautiful here.

I’ve put a few photographs in my weblog:

sell my property (read all 2 entries…)
Got an offer!

Supposed to close on May 18th.. This is good news.

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