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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sarah1up's Life List

  1. 1. meditate
    3,300 people
  2. 2. stop using shampoo
    3 entries
    31 people
  3. 3. have another baby
    1 entry
    654 people
  4. 4. Make a quilt
    1 entry
    1,241 people
  5. 5. stop procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  6. 6. get a cat
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    888 people
  7. 7. be more confident
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  8. 8. exercise more
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stop procrastinating
Just pick one thing...

It’s really hard to know when you are no longer procrastinating. I look around and see a million things to do. I know if I didn’t watch as much tv I get more done. Or getting the dishes in the dishwasher instead of letting them pile up in the sink would be nice. So now I just need to decide the one thing that would make the biggest dent around here and keep up on it for 21 days. That’s how long it takes for something to become a habit. I want to say housework in general, but that really seems too broad. Maybe I’ll start with a load of laundry everday.

get a cat
Still deciding...

I really want a cat, probably two to keep each other company. But it is going to get expensive… Our apartment charges a non-refundable pet deposit of $150 per pet. So the cost of these two cats will be $300 plus either the adoption fees or the spay and neuter costs of about $70 each. And then the initial vet visits as well as food, litter, toys ect. So our initial cost will be over $500 for two cats. That’s rough.

stop using shampoo (read all 3 entries…)
Almost a week now.

The first week hasn’t been as bad as the times I’ve tried in the past. I love the lemon juice as conditioner. There have been a few days where my hair was gross enough that I had to wash it two days in a row. I have to use baking soda as a paste and really make sure I use a lot (maybe 4 tablespoons). It will dry out the ends of my hair, so I try and keep it on the crown. I don’t have to use very much lemon juice (maybe a tablespoon to a cup of water) and just run it through the ends of my hair. I rinse out my hair after that and it is awesome. It is great that first day after washing, but still gets oily day two. Seems to be getting better, though.

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