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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Lauren




I'm doing 29 things
 

Lauren's Life List

  1. 1. start and end every day with God
    2 entries . 33 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. have a daily prayer life
    2 entries . 22 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in my life
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. make 6-stranded braided bread
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Do the James Street North Art Crawl
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Read all the C.S. Lewis books I own
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. take at least 5,000 steps every day
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. do more walking and less driving
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. keep the house clean and cozy
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Complete this list of 30 songs
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. do my back exercises daily
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. visit keukenhof
    1 cheer
    2 people
  13. 13. grow a tree from a seed
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    6 people
  14. 14. create a budget, stick to it
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    4 people
  15. 15. restrict internet time
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  16. 16. Keep an illustrated journal
    3 cheers
    13 people
  17. 17. go for a ride in a hot air balloon
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    14 people
  18. 18. leave a mix CD on a bench
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    23 people
  19. 19. Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice through freerice.com
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    76 people
  20. 20. complete "wreck this journal"
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    78 people
  21. 21. Find $100 in change
    3 entries
    124 people
  22. 22. take an alphabet of photos
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    169 people
  23. 23. Throw a dart into a map and travel to where it lands
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    617 people
  24. 24. take a pottery class
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    410 people
  25. 25. make a list of 100 things that make me happy.
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    544 people
  26. 26. make a collage
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1,504 people
  27. 27. learn how to drive stick-shift
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    4,445 people
  28. 28. have better posture
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    7,984 people
  29. 29. drink more water
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    20,186 people

How I did it
How to make my own focaccia bread
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel accomplished


How to learn the thriller dance
It took me
7 days
It made me
tired


How to actually hold the art sale & trafficking awareness evening that I'm planning
It took me
300 days
It made me
sleepy


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Recent entries
Have a baby (read all 2 entries…)
Amazing

We had our son on August 24, 2012. He weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz and was 20 inches long. He was born at 10:58 in the morning after 8 hours of active labour (though the day before, I experienced contractions from the afternoon until active labour started. But they were nothing. ha). The pregnancy was smooth, with no morning sickness, though I did have problems with my sciatic nerve and with heartburn.

Labour and delivery aren’t something I’d want to do every day, obviously, but really, it wasn’t so bad as so many people say it is. I thought it was an amazing experience, and I felt so strong and accomplished and amazing after he was born.

He is such a blessing to us – a busy, happy little guy who makes us laugh every day. What a gift.



Paint the downstairs bathroom FINALLY (read all 2 entries…)
Too Damp

Our basement is too humid right now to finish painting the floor – the paint won’t stick….we bought a dehumidifier this weekend though and that seems to be helping a LOT!



Find $100 in change (read all 3 entries…)
Up North

Found 2 pennies by a waterfall up near Port Severn.
Grand total: 29 cents!

I was a bit embarrassed picking up pennies because my mother-in-law was watching me and so I explained about the goal and she was just kind of like “Oh. Ok, well, yes, I guess that’s one way to collect some money…” weird Oh well. I have two more cents than I did a few weeks ago lol.



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