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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valeriefirefly's Life List

  1. 1. make a list of 43 things and complete every one of them before adding new ones
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  2. 2. grow my hair out and keep in healthy
    1 person
  3. 3. eat at all the restaurants in town that support local, organic, and sustainable foods
    1 person
  4. 4. stop using hair and body products with unnatural ingredients or that are tested on animals
    1 person
  5. 5. organize my spices
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    1 person
  6. 6. incorporate more fresh vegetables into my meals
    1 person
  7. 7. try 5 vegetables I haven't had before
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    1 person
  8. 8. develop a nice wardrobe, and take care of it
    1 person
  9. 9. throw an awesome St. Patrick's day party
    1 person
  10. 10. go swimming
    229 people
  11. 11. try 5 cheeses I haven't had before
    1 person
  12. 12. make my own cheese
    36 people
  13. 13. schedule a salvation army pickup
    1 person
  14. 14. switch to grass-fed dairy products
    1 person
  15. 15. aquire and try raw milk
    1 person
  16. 16. get and make my grandma's lemon ice cream recipe
    1 person
  17. 17. make a gynocologist appointment
    1 person
  18. 18. tell PC I love him
    1 person
  19. 19. get atleast $500 into savings for emergencies
    1 person
  20. 20. inventory my books, CDs, and DVDs, then sell what I don't want
    1 person
  21. 21. organize all my crap in the basement
    1 person
  22. 22. Get a library card and use it
    2 people
  23. 23. get set payment plans or settlements set up for all my outstanding debt
    1 person
  24. 24. take better care of my teeth, start by going to the dentist
    1 person
  25. 25. Grow a vegetable garden
    410 people
  26. 26. Learn how to crochet a Granny Square
    1 person
  27. 27. start my family cookbook
    1 person
  28. 28. make a sourdough starter
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  29. 29. start going to the farmer's market
    1 person
  30. 30. switch from my bank to a credit union
    1 person
  31. 31. make my own bedding
    1 person
  32. 32. make knit dish scrubbies
    1 person
  33. 33. get a second job to pay off my debt more quickly
    1 person
  34. 34. send handmade cards to my family members for special occassions
    1 person
  35. 35. Trace my family tree
    3,042 people
  36. 36. apprentice/train with a professional bread baker
    1 person
  37. 37. be a more active artist
    1 person
  38. 38. Be more proactive at work
    4 people
  39. 39. organize the change collection and start fresh
    1 person
Recent entries
try 5 vegetables I haven't had before
One down.

Red Chard:

I just bought this one because it looked so pretty in the store, and I’m very glad I did. Yum!

own a bull terrier
got a puppy! not a bull terrier though...

Giving up on this goal. I fell in love with this little guy instead…

Meet Toby the Italian Greyhound.

make music (read all 2 entries…)
going well so far. working on some tracks. buying equipment to facilitate.

I borrowed a little 25 key usb midi keyboard from a friend. I’ve grown quite attached to it… I hope he doesn’t ask for it back anytime soon.

I bought the Ableton Live Suite… fantastic software, very fun to use. (by the way, student discounts on software are amazing)

I also bought a Boss VT-1 Voice Transformer. I’m really excited about this little device. I haven’t got it yet, still being shipped, but here’s a product description:

“The VT-1 is a unique device designed for altering and effecting the human voice. It provides everything from voice ’’thickening’’ to a full 1 octave pitch shift, allowing users to convincingly change their vocal gender. Unlike conventional pitch shifters, the VT-1 affords separate control of pitch and formant, so the user’s voice can be altered without the ’’chipmunk’’ effect.”

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