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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Rach

is starting to take every step forward



I'm doing 41 things
 

Rach's Life List

  1. 1. To take Every Step Forward
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. lose 10 stone
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    7 people
  3. 3. stop procrastinating
    6 cheers
    30,441 people
  4. 4. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
    30 entries . 5 cheers
    871 people
  5. 5. 20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    56 people
  6. 6. Live less inside my own head
    12 cheers
    353 people
  7. 7. Become fluent in Japanese
    4 cheers
    492 people
  8. 8. Learn bass guitar
    4 cheers
    208 people
  9. 9. get my bike fixed and ride it!
    7 cheers
    3 people
  10. 10. Travel the world
    5 cheers
    21,175 people
  11. 11. start writing
    3 cheers
    94 people
  12. 12. stop wasting my life
    6 cheers
    81 people
  13. 13. Stop wasting my time and be productive
    2 cheers
    44 people
  14. 14. Save a 'gig fund' so I never miss a band I love
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  15. 15. live in NYC
    5 cheers
    754 people
  16. 16. Become a working screenwriter
    1 cheer
    1 person
  17. 17. save money
    1 cheer
    16,491 people
  18. 18. Sort my room and donate or throw what I don't need
    4 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Get my TEFL qualification to enable me to teach English in Japan
    1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. To live instead of exist
    4 cheers
    11,477 people
  21. 21. never apologize for being me
    3 cheers
    688 people
  22. 22. Pass my driving test
    2 cheers
    1,134 people
  23. 23. remember that life is too short for fear
    4 cheers
    2 people
  24. 24. realize that life is too short to be shy
    4 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. Learn to swim
    7 cheers
    3,442 people
  26. 26. change - keep changing - and never be afraid to change again
    4 cheers
    51 people
  27. 27. study a martial art
    47 people
  28. 28. Study astronomy.
    1 cheer
    75 people
  29. 29. Do something creative every day
    1 cheer
    244 people
  30. 30. Do Keri Smith's 100 Ideas
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    34 people
  31. 31. Read one book a month
    1 cheer
    801 people
  32. 32. Show kindness to a stranger (Pay It Forward)
    2 cheers
    8 people
  33. 33. Write anonymous letters to strangers and leave them in public places.
    1 cheer
    102 people
  34. 34. Learn to meditate and practice daily
    1 cheer
    2 people
  35. 35. start a photo journal - take at least a photo a day to represent my life
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    969 people
  36. 36. Overcome my OCD
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    224 people
  37. 37. WIn a Golden Demon
    1 entry
    2 people
  38. 38. Keep a daily journal of all the positive things I've done and how I've moved forward each day
    1 cheer
    1 person
  39. 39. Think "Do I really NEED this?" before buying
    5 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. Vow to live life to the full and on my terms every day - don't look back bitterly in 40 years time and see that I've acomplished nothing through fear apathy and laziness. Remember it's MY choice whether I sink or swim...
    1 cheer
    1 person
  41. 41. Spend a few hours each week letter writing for Amnesty, Survival and other charities
    1 person

How I did it
How to i'm gonna spread my wings and take to the sky by doing one New and Fulfilling thing in July, August, and September 2010
It took me
3 months
It made me
Grateful


How to compile a 100-things-about-me list
It took me
5 months
It made me
Positive


Recent entries
Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 30 entries…)
Sunday June 17th

1. A good stretch and hot shower sorting me out after a fairly awful nights sleep…

2. The aforementioned awful sleep being due to the fact that the hotel’s resident mouser, Thomas, is a big, old, affectionate lump with a meow that sounds like his batteries are running low and isn’t that great at his job! Seriously, this picture does not do justice to his dog-like proportions!

3. That the funny turn I had (thank you, time o’ the month…), occured just as I got to the toilets in Birmingham New St and not during the 2hr train journey I’d just escaped from…

4.Having time to kill to chill with a mango cooler in front of the British Library.

5. Falling asleep at home on the sofa, glasses on and in a super uncomfortable position, then waking up 3.5 hours later at 11pm feelingAWESOMEand getting loads of things like washing up, unpacking, tidying and laundry sorting done!



Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 30 entries…)
Saturday 16th June

1. A jaunt into London

2. London 2012 Gamesmaker training being a lot more fun than I expected, although I was exhausted from info overload come 8pm… The first few hours made me quite sad that I won’t be able to do the actual games now, the next few made me quite glad – different perspectives but I feel a bit more at peace with my situation and decision now.

3. Getting to where I needed to be with relative ease – gawd bless the tube/bus system. I enjoyed riding through Hackney; from the dodgy end where I sit typing this from a mouse (rat?) ridden, leakin’, creakin’ hotel, to the hipster areas around London Fields, it was a cool mash of cultures.

4. Spending a lot less than I thought I was going to have to. Win! Celebrate with a coconut milkshake on the train home methinks :D

5. Papa Johns Pizza!

6. The cool little patio area outside our basement room, and the HUGE cat that patrols the garden!



Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 30 entries…)
Catching up with Thursday

1. Mum getting some much needed meds and seeing a slight improvement in her chest problems.

2. Unexpected free time

3. Making exciting use of leftovers

4. That my best friends are wonderful, truly good people.

5. Jeremy Renner ;)



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