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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Wesley Fryer




I'm doing 39 things
 

Wesley Fryer's Life List

  1. 1. Reform the public education system.
    6 cheers
    16 people
  2. 2. Travel with my family
    46 people
  3. 3. own an airplane
    2 cheers
    36 people
  4. 4. live in the mountains
    2 cheers
    167 people
  5. 5. invent free energy
    1 cheer
    2 people
  6. 6. Read the entire Bible
    2 cheers
    2,553 people
  7. 7. become a professor
    3 cheers
    312 people
  8. 8. Summit Mt. Rainier
    1 cheer
    190 people
  9. 9. exercise regularly
    2 cheers
    10,852 people
  10. 10. go into space
    1 cheer
    365 people
  11. 11. build a treehouse in my backyard
    2 cheers
    12 people
  12. 12. Learn to play the guitar
    13,739 people
  13. 13. Sing a solo at church
    1 cheer
    9 people
  14. 14. drink more water
    20,173 people
  15. 15. live passionately
    1 cheer
    5,635 people
  16. 16. exercise more
    5,637 people
  17. 17. take a walk everyday
    2 cheers
    230 people
  18. 18. learn more about astronomy
    1 cheer
    59 people
  19. 19. take my wife to Hot Springs, Arkansas
    1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. convince my local school board to permit classroom blogging
    2 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. help more teachers use videoconferencing in their classrooms
    1 person
  22. 22. further develop my own ideas about school 2.0
    1 person
  23. 23. meet George Lucas
    29 people
  24. 24. learn to use Shake software to create a film with real looking light saber special effects
    12 people
  25. 25. go hunting with my son
    3 people
  26. 26. write a screenplay
    2,320 people
  27. 27. grow a garden
    934 people
  28. 28. Understand McLuhan
    3 people
  29. 29. own a hybrid car
    1 cheer
    542 people
  30. 30. see the northern lights
    19,119 people
  31. 31. climb grand teton
    7 people
  32. 32. pay off my debt
    2,203 people
  33. 33. go hiking more
    2 cheers
    61 people
  34. 34. dream more
    84 people
  35. 35. drive a sled-dog team
    1 cheer
    5 people
  36. 36. write more poetry
    956 people
  37. 37. speak spanish fluently
    1 cheer
    2,363 people
  38. 38. own a cabin in the woods
    33 people
  39. 39. sleep outside more often
    1 cheer
    20 people
  40. 40. help shape US national education policy
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    1 person

How I did it
How to write a book
It took me
120 days
It made me


Recent entries
finish my dissertation
Dec 2008 completion

I have a new focus for my dissertation and have, as my goal, completing it in the coming year – by December 2008!



own a boat
Not a high priority

It would be cool to have a boat perhaps, but this is not a high priority for me. It would more fit on a list of, “it would be cool if I had tons of money.”



enjoy more fires at home
Great fires at home

I love wood fires. Moving to a new house in a colder state with a great fireplace has been key for helping me accomplish this goal!



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