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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Becky

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I'm doing 43 things
 

Becky's Life List

  1. 1. Finish my will and trust
    0 people
  2. 2. Practice acceptance
    1 cheer
    6 people
  3. 3. pray every day
    1 cheer
    431 people
  4. 4. stop procrastinating
    30,440 people
  5. 5. support women artists, woman-run businesses, and positive endeavors by other women generally
    1 cheer
    5 people
  6. 6. clean my room
    2,793 people
  7. 7. Make new friends
    13,750 people
  8. 8. inspire people
    344 people
  9. 9. free myself from my ex-husbands games
    1 cheer
    1 person
  10. 10. think before i speak
    601 people
  11. 11. Read more
    9,073 people
  12. 12. be a size 10
    2 cheers
    117 people
  13. 13. Be not only a Mother, but a good Mother
    1 cheer
    14 people
  14. 14. Create a beautiful uplifting morning routine
    101 people
  15. 15. stop talking so much
    1 cheer
    49 people
  16. 16. have faith
    260 people
  17. 17. always be learning
    7 people
  18. 18. grow a garden
    934 people
  19. 19. Stay motivated and follow through on my commitments
    1 cheer
    17 people
  20. 20. learn to use my personal time wisely
    1 person
  21. 21. forgive myself
    738 people
  22. 22. 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...
    1 cheer
    496 people
  23. 23. Let go of the past
    1,992 people
  24. 24. forgive those who have hurt me
    281 people
  25. 25. Make choices that are good for me and are in accordance to my values
    1 cheer
    2 people
  26. 26. learn to focus on who and what I am instead of on who and what I'm not
    1 cheer
    3 people
  27. 27. To live instead of exist
    1 cheer
    11,477 people
  28. 28. Allow myself to only be treated well by the people I choose to have friendships and relationships with. If they do not, I need to find the courage to move on without them.
    2 cheers
    267 people
  29. 29. change my life
    1 cheer
    486 people
  30. 30. sort my life out
    1 cheer
    100 people
  31. 31. Join a church that moves me
    1 cheer
    11 people
  32. 32. Express love and gratitude daily
    1 cheer
    12 people
  33. 33. Do things because they are right, not because they are easy
    1 cheer
    12 people
  34. 34. make a difference
    7,137 people
  35. 35. make a difference in someone's life
    1,275 people
  36. 36. be a better listener
    789 people
  37. 37. have a better memory
    108 people
  38. 38. live righteously
    7 people
  39. 39. declutter my house
    993 people
  40. 40. stop being afraid of change
    13 people
  41. 41. choose a career path that makes an impact on society or that allows me to motivate and inspire people
    1 cheer
    3 people
  42. 42. visit Finland
    1 cheer
    164 people
  43. 43. find my passion, and follow it passionately
    3 cheers
    122 people
Recent entries
know when to walk away
Walked away today

Fly away little bird
Any place in this open mouthed world
Begs to be fed like a bed that beckons you, but you won’t rest
Everyone’s got a need to go
Most of us stick with our row to hoe
But not you, you’re the black crow
With a straight line, and no time
For the birds of prey who wreck your nest
Twice your size steal your best
They set you on this course of your collision

I am a stop along your way
I am the words you’ll never say
I crossed the great beyond of fear
I opened my eyes and saw us there, what a view
You went there too

Fly away little bird
Find the song in you that no one’s heard
Strenghthen your wings as you sing your solo flight
Through this short life
Everyone’s got a deep regret
We try to ground ourselves to forget
But your race to the end is neck and neck
You love them, you love them not
The birds of prey who wreck your nest,
Twice your size steal your best
They set you on this course of your collision

I am a stop along your way
I am the words you’ll never say
I crossed the great beyond of fear
Opened my eyes and saw us there, what a view
And you went there too

But all along your chosen path are
Window panes and sheets of glass
That you won’t see
You fly too fast
One day it will be over

Fly away little bird
The saddest song I ever heard
Was the one I wrote you in my heart
That never made it to the world
—Emily Saliers



trust him
I couldn't

I divorced him today.




 

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