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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.

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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.

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ohvelocitygirl




I'm doing 38 things
 

ohvelocitygirl's Life List

  1. 1. Redecorate my room
    3 entries . 18 cheers
    458 people
  2. 2. Design and build my own house
    28 cheers
    1,769 people
  3. 3. See a musical
    17 cheers
    24 people
  4. 4. Check out the farmer's markets in my city
    33 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. Try 43 new foods
    11 cheers
    15 people
  6. 6. get a hammock
    18 cheers
    59 people
  7. 7. visit ten new cities by the end of this year
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Find a frame for my university diploma
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Go parasailing
    6 cheers
    808 people
  10. 10. buy a globe
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. Swim with dolphins
    5 cheers
    8,291 people
  12. 12. Find out my credit score
    2 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. read all the books I own
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1,276 people
  14. 14. Go to Enchanted Rock
    3 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Take the GRE
    2 cheers
    420 people
  16. 16. Get my Master's Degree
    4 cheers
    1,205 people
  17. 17. Build a window farm
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  18. 18. do 100 crunches a day for 100 days
    1 cheer
    90 people
  19. 19. Donate my hair to Locks of Love
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    277 people
  20. 20. go to France
    9 cheers
    870 people
  21. 21. Read 100 books
    9 entries . 2 cheers
    321 people
  22. 22. Save $10,000
    4 cheers
    419 people
  23. 23. Work out more often
    10 entries . 4 cheers
    141 people
  24. 24. Meditate more
    6 cheers
    650 people
  25. 25. Finish my story
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    63 people
  26. 26. Drink less soda
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    563 people
  27. 27. Eat healthier food
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    403 people
  28. 28. pay off my student loans
    4 cheers
    2,983 people
  29. 29. make a smaller ecological footprint
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    992 people
  30. 30. Save $100 in change
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  31. 31. learn to do a handstand
    5 cheers
    189 people
  32. 32. Give 1000 cheers
    3 cheers
    93 people
  33. 33. buy an iMac
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    39 people
  34. 34. Try ten new restaurants in my city
    7 entries . 9 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. stick to a budget
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    1,406 people
  36. 36. Share a night under the stars
    4 cheers
    329 people
  37. 37. Have life experiences that make interesting stories
    16 cheers
    393 people
  38. 38. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    354 people

How I did it
How to get promoted
It took me
2 months
It made me
happy & proud


How to go to the wizarding world of harry potter
It took me
6 months
It made me
amazed


Recent entries
make a smaller ecological footprint (read all 3 entries…)
So far...

I’ve gotten my family on board with recycling plastics and aluminum, and I bring them over the week’s collection over to my boyfriend’s house.

I’ve also taken up gardening. Right now I’m growing sugar snap peas, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, and catnip (for my cat, haha). It’s all indoors except for a few tomatoes and bell peppers since my boyfriend’s dad gave me the tomato topsy turvy thing, so we’re trying that out. I saw my first bell pepper today. I’m really excited about this. I’ve also got okra and squash that will be planted soon. Hopefully this will reduce the amount of vegetables my family buys, which will not only save us a bit of money, but also help reduce the amount of fuel we consume by driving to the store and buying vegetables that traveled thousands of miles to get there.

My next project will probably be to get rain barrels and a compost bin. Right now, my family disposes of fruit peels, mowed grass, and the like outside near our tree trucks. They eventually compost (or birds eat them) and help fertilize our trees. However, I think it’d look way better if we had a compost bin. The rain barrels will probably be in the coming months because it hardly rains here in the summer, and getting on now would be a waste (especially since I’m on limited funds).

I’m trying to think of other things I can do to further reduce my carbon food print. I’m sure I’ll think of other things. I’m having a lot of fun with this goal though. It makes me feel so good!



Do the Couch to 5k running plan
WEEK ONE

I am determined to do this. Today was the first day, and I got my dad in on it too. I’m hoping this will get us both into shape. My dad has high cholesterol, but he always says he is too busy to exercise. This is just thirty minutes a day, three times a week, so I’m pretty much forcing him to do it with me. Even just the jogging today was slightly challenging (which should show you how out of shape I’ve gotten haha). I’ll report back next week.



Try ten new restaurants in my city (read all 7 entries…)
Cafe Au Lait

I originally came here to try the crepes, but the lady that was working said she didn’t know how to make them. This was really, really, really disappointing. So I got a croissant sandwich and potato salad instead. It was really good (although way messy). I didn’t stay and eat since I was on a lunch break and the place seemed a little small. However, it did seem like a cozy atmosphere. The price was really good as well. A whole meal, plus a drink for under five bucks. I give it four stars. I’ll probably go back again since it’s so close to work and I really want to try the crepes.



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