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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nuzpeg's Life List

  1. 1. bring in enough income from self-employment so I don't have to go out and get a "job"
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    1 person
  2. 2. turn my silly novelty ideas into a business
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    1 person
  3. 3. get motivated
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    426 people
  4. 4. road trip across the continental U.S.
    2 people
  5. 5. fulfill my fantasy of singing professionally (rock band)
    1 entry
    1 person
  6. 6. get out of debt
    1 cheer
    12,271 people
  7. 7. eat more healthily
    1 cheer
    372 people
  8. 8. own a house
    2 cheers
    2,283 people
  9. 9. find a new relationship
    1 cheer
    1 person
  10. 10. lose 100 pounds
    1,949 people
  11. 11. get rid of my clutter
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    277 people
  12. 12. Write a script.
    301 people
  13. 13. learn to ride a motorcycle
    1,953 people
  14. 14. Learn to fly a helicopter.
    293 people
  15. 15. Get back to Bangor, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for a visit.
    1 person
  16. 16. Start hiking regularly again.
    1 person
  17. 17. Try snowboarding (on the bunny trail).
    1 person
  18. 18. Learn to surf.
    8,132 people
  19. 19. Be more active -- ideally to lose weight, but even if that doesn't happen.
    1 person
  20. 20. Write my book.
    288 people
  21. 21. Resume the photo/humor project I was working on until a couple of years ago.
    1 person
  22. 22. Get my DVR hooked up.
    1 person
  23. 23. Be much better with money
    11 people
  24. 24. Visit Ireland again and see more of Europe
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    1 person
  25. 25. Take a cruise.
    610 people
  26. 26. Learn more about desktop publishing so I can put it to use for some of my business ideas.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. Improve my photography.
    1 cheer
    644 people
  28. 28. Learn more about digital imaging.
    1 person
  29. 29. Rid the world of bad grammar!
    4 people
  30. 30. Live to see the day when the law no longer treats my gay and lesbian friends as second-class citizens.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  31. 31. Figure out wireless networking.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  32. 32. Write a play.
    683 people
Recent entries
get rid of my clutter

Yeah, like this’ll ever happen. It’s not that I like clutter. I just don’t make cleaning a high priority. Or really, any priority at all.

fulfill my fantasy of singing professionally (rock band)

No, I don’t mean go out and take “lessons” or anything. The only place I sing well is in my car. I want to do it and not make a fool out of myself nonetheless. And no, karaoke is not a satisfying substitute.

get motivated

I’ve recently lost my main source of income—I worked as a home-based independent contractor for a particular company, and although I was free to pursue other opportunities, the reality was that there just wasn’t time to cultivate new income streams, so that was essentially my job. Made a few additional bucks here and there, but that was it. Now, that contract has ended, and I want to continue freelancing in my field (writing/copyediting) and see if I can make any money off some of my side interests. Alas, I have a severe case of adrenalitis and have found it difficult to focus on making contacts while distracted by my father, hospitalized two hours from here. I have sent out some feelers, but not as many as I’d hoped I would, and darn it, clients aren’t just magically appearing at my door!


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