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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I'm doing 37 things
 

shakalover's Life List

  1. 1. finish my novel
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    948 people
  2. 2. smile at strangers more often
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    76 people
  3. 3. Let go of the past
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,992 people
  4. 4. meet Alice, the child i sponsor
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. figure out where i want to get my tattoo
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. get my labret monroe piercing again
    1 entry
    2 people
  7. 7. Be granted the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and to have the wisdom to know the difference...
    6 cheers
    496 people
  8. 8. love my body
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    1,130 people
  9. 9. release my road rage
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. not worry about what others think of me
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    778 people
  11. 11. save at least 10% of my income
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    24 people
  12. 12. get two box turtles
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. donate my clothes that no longer fit me
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. get over myself
    1 cheer
    155 people
  15. 15. eat less sugar
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    775 people
  16. 16. Keep my room clean
    1 entry
    2,637 people
  17. 17. stop dreaming and start doing these things
    3 cheers
    48 people
  18. 18. Keep my word
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    49 people
  19. 19. be gentle with myself
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    10 people
  20. 20. become comfortable with my sexuality
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    20 people
  21. 21. Be happy without being in love.
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    222 people
  22. 22. Write more thank you notes
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    438 people
  23. 23. focus on the positive
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    90 people
  24. 24. go on a real date
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    90 people
  25. 25. move out of my parents' house
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,334 people
  26. 26. Stop Picking At My Face
    1 entry
    136 people
  27. 27. buy rollerblades
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    17 people
  28. 28. do a handstand
    1 entry
    526 people
  29. 29. swing on swings, eyes closed, bare feet running through the sand
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  30. 30. Read the entire Bible
    2,552 people
  31. 31. Learn to say no
    2 cheers
    1,336 people
  32. 32. avoid craigslist like the plague
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. list 43 things that i like about myself
    2 cheers
    137 people
  34. 34. go to bed earlier
    1,761 people
  35. 35. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    1 entry
    7,806 people
  36. 36. Remain recovery-oriented
    11 people
  37. 37. learn how to use 43 Things
    1 entry
    104 people
Recent entries
finish my degree (read all 2 entries…)
I DID IT!!

(this is important enough for an all-caps title, right?)

i finally, finally, finally found out that i’m getting my diploma. woo-frickin-hoo! i’ve been working on this – finishing – for 2 years, and it seems like it’s hard.

there have been moments since i’ve found out that i’ve felt pretty sad. it just feels like it’s been such a struggle to get to this place. but i believe i’ll start feeling relieved and excited and happy about this in the near future.



communicate with my teachers (read all 2 entries…)
got my notes

picked up my notes so i can give them to my teachers on thursday. they state my disability and why it sometimes hinders me in the semester. i hate that, y’know – having to admit my weaknesses and seem less than good, but i guess that’s something i’ve been given in life to build character or something.

at least this way, my teachers will be aware of it before it occurs. well actually, hopefully it won’t occur. but just in case it does, i’ll have let my teachers be aware of it ahead of time so i seem more responsible rather than making an excuse and trying to do damage control.



end a relationship (read all 3 entries…)
another down

yep, like a carpenter cutting down trees…

i sent a note to another guy saying that i didn’t want to talk anymore. i guess that’s fine, considering we only talked via email and occasionally by phone. it’s just more effort than it’s worth, y’know.

so i’m on the road to… maybe to none. that would be comfortable.



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