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 19 things

tuxedobird76's Life List

  1. 1. lose 50 pounds
    1 entry
    2,894 people
  2. 2. find the symbol for my next tattoo
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    124 people
  3. 3. own my own home
    1,463 people
  4. 4. drink more water daily
    1 cheer
    151 people
  5. 5. Drink eight glasses of water each day
    1 cheer
    1,687 people
  6. 6. See the Winchester Mystery House
    33 people
  7. 7. research my geneology
    1 entry
    30 people
  8. 8. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,414 people
  9. 9. build my own house
    1,075 people
  10. 10. travel to Ireland and Scotland
    16 people
  11. 11. read every book I own
    1 cheer
    2,099 people
  12. 12. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  13. 13. earn my Masters degree
    1 cheer
    83 people
  14. 14. start a family
    906 people
  15. 15. meet Mr Right
    78 people
  16. 16. go to the Mutter Museum
    7 people
  17. 17. visit Washington D.C.
    144 people
  18. 18. relearn french
    452 people
  19. 19. Find someone who loves me for me
    1 cheer
    405 people

How I did it
How to get a tattoo
It took me
1 year
It made me
Very happy!

Recent entries
lose 50 pounds
down 20 from a year ago

1 year ago i weighed 254. In 6 months I lost 20 lbs, and have managed to maintain it for the last 6 mos. That’s with the holidays, a job loss, move and job search, so I’m pretty proud that I didn’t go right back to where I started! Now that life has “settled down” again, and the weather is nice, it’s time to start working on the next 30. My goal is to get to below 200. I’m not looking to be skinny – it’s not in my DNA so that would be an unrealistic goal for myself, but to be under 200 would significantly reduce the stress on my body and reduce several potential health risks.

find the symbol for my next tattoo
have my inspiration

I just lost my maternal Grandmother. I lost my paternal back in 2007. I’m thinking that I’m going to have a tat made up with their favorite flowers – pink Rose for my paternal Gram and an african violet for my maternal gram. Something along this line, except one of each flower.

move my grandfather's grave (read all 6 entries…)
Goal accomplished!

Received the call from the cemetery in early June that they had received my Grandfather’s urn and would inter him as soon as they were able – within a week or so. So, my Dad & I ventured down a few weeks later to see my Grandfather’s new resting spot – right across from his parents. Makes both of us feel better knowing he is now with family. It was the first time my Dad had been there since my Great-Grandmother died in 1980, so I got to introduce him to all the relatives I’d found in my previous trip, plus make him help me search for a few more! :)

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