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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Jerri Lyn

I'm doing 43 things

Jerri Lyn's Life List

  1. 1. Save $1000 as a Baby Emergency Fund
    2 people
  2. 2. obtain a patent on an invention
    1 person
  3. 3. go to Molokai, Hawaii
    1 person
  4. 4. go skeet shooting
    16 people
  5. 5. become skilled with a firearm
    1 person
  6. 6. write a semi-popular children's book
    1 person
  7. 7. Appear in a Star Trek episode/movie
    2 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. go into outer space
    39 people
  9. 9. learn to ride a motorcycle
    1,953 people
  10. 10. participate in a lengthy conversation with a member of the Royal Family
    1 person
  11. 11. have a prolific vegetable garden
    1 cheer
    1 person
  12. 12. date a celebrity
    1 cheer
    60 people
  13. 13. complete all the Dave Ramsey steps to financial wealth
    1 entry
    5 people
  14. 14. Have dinner at the White House
    13 people
  15. 15. Be a voice in an animated feature
    2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Fly First Class
    1,263 people
  17. 17. Have a clutter-free home
    1 cheer
    3 people
  18. 18. Visit all of the pavilions at Epcot
    2 people
  19. 19. be a Habitat for Humanity volunteer
    1 person
  20. 20. go to Ireland
    1 cheer
    1,915 people
  21. 21. Write a hit song
    163 people
  22. 22. Do a stand-up comedy routine on Open Mike night
    4 cheers
    6 people
  23. 23. Sing karaoke in front of a full crowd
    1 cheer
    2 people
  24. 24. Go to Italy for three to four weeks and take my time sightseeing
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. Meet and learn from Stephen Spielberg
    1 person
  26. 26. Visit all of the top roller coaster parks in the world and ride all of their top coasters
    9 people
  27. 27. Build my own home from the ground up
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Win an Oscar
    342 people
  29. 29. Write an epic screenplay and sell in the mid-high six figures
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn to play the guitar
    3 cheers
    13,736 people
  31. 31. Become the top-ranked woman archer in the SCA Kingdom of Atlantia
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Learn to speak Italian
    1 cheer
    1,383 people
  33. 33. Learn to speak Spanish
    1 entry
    2,713 people
  34. 34. Change the course of a troubled child's life for the better
    6 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. Visit the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4 people
  36. 36. Score over 200 in bowling
    1 cheer
    1 person
  37. 37. Learn to play golf and score under 100
    1 person
  38. 38. Go skydiving
    7,881 people
  39. 39. Learn to scuba dive
    2,697 people
  40. 40. White-water raft on the Colorado River
    1 person
  41. 41. Go on an Alaskan cruise
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    223 people
  42. 42. Win millions in the Lottery
    7 people
  43. 43. Attain and maintain a healthy BMI and toned figure
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
Recent entries
complete all the Dave Ramsey steps to financial wealth
The Seven Baby Steps

1) Save $1000 as a Baby Emergency Fund
2) Start the Debt Snowball until only the mortgage remains
3) Finish the Emergency Fund (3-6 months expenses)
4) Invest 15% of your Gross Income for Retirement (401K, Roth, and Traditional IRA)
5) Save for Childrens’ College (529, ESA) (I’ll not be doing this.)
6) Payoff Home Mortgage
7) Build Wealth

Get 100% out of debt (read all 2 entries…)
Do it right

I might not have been able to do this without Consumer Credit Counseling Service. They consolidated my debt for me; I sent them the money and they forwarded it to my creditors.

They do this for FREE! If you need a consolidation service and you find one that is going to charge you a percentage – STOP! Go to CCCS instead.

Learn to speak Spanish

I’ve discovered Podcasting! I now subscribe to the Learn Spanish Travel podcast.

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