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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pharmiechick's Life List

  1. 1. visit all 50 states
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    9,057 people
  2. 2. lose 120 pounds
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    89 people
  3. 3. read all the books I own that I haven't yet read
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. achieve a certificate in Clinical Toxicology
    5 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. become an ADK 46er
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. Complete ChaLEAN Extreme
    1 entry
    2 people
  7. 7. Read 1,000 books
    2 cheers
    270 people
  8. 8. complete turbofire
    1 person
  9. 9. Complete Insanity
    32 people
  10. 10. Complete the BBC's Big Read: Top 21
    1 entry
    1 person
  11. 11. Volunteer
    2 cheers
    5,550 people
  12. 12. plan and take a real vacation this year
    2 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. Hike at least once each month between May and October
    1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. paint my kitchen
    1 cheer
    104 people
  15. 15. send one card or letter every week for one year
    4 cheers
    2 people
  16. 16. start a book club
    7 cheers
    155 people
  17. 17. Read all of the books from Rory Gilmore's bookclub
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    153 people
  18. 18. Travel to Australia
    6 cheers
    882 people
  19. 19. be Pharmacist Barbie :)
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. learn how to surf
    3 cheers
    965 people
  21. 21. learn to snowboard
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,573 people
  22. 22. hike the appalachian trail
    6 cheers
    2,111 people
  23. 23. Learn Spanish
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    18,259 people
  24. 24. pay my bills when they arrive
    3 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. learn how to drive standard
    6 cheers
    33 people
  26. 26. Organize and de-clutter my house room by room
    8 cheers
    123 people
  27. 27. get a passport
    4 cheers
    1,666 people
  28. 28. design and build my own website
    2 people

How I did it
How to host a family dinner every other Sunday
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to remove my make-up before I go to bed
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to plant a garden
It took me
3 days
It made me
Super happy!

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Recent entries
Complete the BBC's Big Read: Top 21
In an effort to throw in a few easily attainable goals...

I am going to read the top 21 books from the BBC’s Big Read list:

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller

12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres

20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I’ve already completed several of these (italics), so I think this goal will keep me from being discouraged as I attempt to complete Rory Gilmore’s book list…that thing has about 1000 books on it!

lose 120 pounds
20 pounds gone...1/6 of the way there!

Losing 20 pounds is pretty exciting for me. Generally, I lose interest in a diet after 10 or 15 pounds lost, but this time I still haven’t lost focus. I think it’s a combination of being successfully treated for a few conditions that I didn’t know I had before, and my decision to refer to this goal as a series of “lifestyle modifications” rather than a diet. Diets are so blah and depressing, but lifestyle modifications are new, exciting, and positive changes for your future. Today I decided to select this goal as my personal challenge, with a finish date of 2/1/14. That gives me 53 weeks to lose about 100 additional pounds.

Complete ChaLEAN Extreme
I'm so excited!

I start ChaLEAN Extreme’s 90 day program for real on August 1. Yes, I’ve cheated a little, because I couldn’t help myself and had to try a few workouts out. And they were awesome…I’m really looking forward to this!

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