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 39 things

Ju!'s Life List

  1. 1. exercise 5 days a week
    163 people
  2. 2. become more disciplined
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    149 people
  3. 3. make more close friends
    27 people
  4. 4. Get results of my ancestry DNA test
    1 person
  5. 5. take a vacation with my boyfriend
    13 people
  6. 6. improve my vocabulary
    1,115 people
  7. 7. learn photography
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,906 people
  8. 8. sing kareoke
    2 cheers
    102 people
  9. 9. pay off all my medical bills
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    5 people
  10. 10. Learn about my ancestors
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    115 people
  11. 11. Print a hardcopy and save a digital copy of my family tree
    1 person
  12. 12. do more art
    409 people
  13. 13. Go hunting
    1 cheer
    249 people
  14. 14. Weigh 120 lbs (again)
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    9 people
  15. 15. parasail
    346 people
  16. 16. Visit Hawaii
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    741 people
  17. 17. get a pug puppy
    10 people
  18. 18. pay off my student loan
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    685 people
  19. 19. learn how to be a survivalist
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  20. 20. take a self defense class
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    238 people
  21. 21. attend a writer's conference
    5 people
  22. 22. learn to skiboard
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  23. 23. learn basic japanese
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    21 people
  24. 24. go on vacation to Japan
    1 cheer
    1 person
  25. 25. be on a game show
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    203 people
  26. 26. Be debt free
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,274 people
  27. 27. go to costa rica
    1 cheer
    216 people
  28. 28. go to egypt
    748 people
  29. 29. write a novel in 100 days
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  30. 30. Write a book and get it published
    4 entries . 12 cheers
    482 people
  31. 31. Make the most of my 20's
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    668 people
  32. 32. get married again
    133 people
  33. 33. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  34. 34. go to grad school
    1 entry
    1,014 people
  35. 35. Have a baby
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    6,202 people
  36. 36. Get parents a dishwasher
    1 person
  37. 37. Buy my parents a trip to Ireland
    1 person
  38. 38. Join Writer's Guild
    1 person
  39. 39. Win a vacation by sweepstakes
    1 person

How I did it
How to go to Denali National Park
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to get current on all my bills
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to get health insurance
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
Somewhat relieved.

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Recent entries
Keep a job
1st Day!

So I just finished my first day as a library assistant. It’s only 3.5 hours per day and a school district job. I’m happy to be working again. I am diagnosed with Panic Attacks and anxiety and keeping a job while dealing with this has been incredibly difficult. But now I think I found a good combination of medicine, and I’m receiving support through individual therapy, group therapy, peer-support group, and encouragement from friends and family.

One thing that has been helpful for me currently is that because my diagnosis is considered a disability, according to the law, I am receiving vocational help from the Division of Vocational Rehab (DVR). Their goal is to keep me working despite my disability in a job that fits my interests, aptitudes, and values.

One of the DVR things you need to do is to take an multiple tests that determine possible jobs you may be good at. The day that I received my test results was the day I was offered a job. Happily, the job I had applied to previously was one that my test results showed I would be a really good fit for. Yay!

Now I need to roll up my sleeves, quit running away from my responsibilities, and cope with my anxiety even when it’s hard.

Consolidate my debt. (read all 2 entries…)

So I feel a little better about my consolidation, because I’ve made a little bit of progress. My two Bank of America credit cards accepted my consolidation request right away, it seemed like. But my Wells Fargo credit card has yet to accept my request from my consolidators. I spoke with my consolidators about this and they said some creditors can take a little longer, which sucks because it’s throwing me further into late fee and missed payment fees. But there’s literally nothing I can do about that at this moment.

I will consider this goal complete as soon as Wells Fargo accepts my request.

On a much brighter note, the other day I spoke with billing about my medical bill. They received my consolidation request, and offered me a deal. They said they would completely write off 50% of my bill if I paid just $20 more each month. That was such a good feeling! Of course I agreed.

The big picture: Before consolidation my monthly debt payments were over $900! Now….only $300! That is a savings of $600 every month. I’m very happy about it being much more manageable.

manage my time better (read all 2 entries…)
Use a Planner!

I’ve realized I accomplish so much more when I use a planner. Such a simple change has helped me a lot. I try to stick to my schedule as much as I can.

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