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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1RLCalming a sea of emotion by reading

Steady as She Goes – by Barbara Sjoholm 3 months ago


To popclogs it is. Cya there :P 3 months ago

1RLReduce Impulse Buys

Work is my biggest money pit. Not much of a brain to “inventory-full” filter and *are there ever some amazing new things!”

Statements like, “I could definitely use this,” “I’ve been looking everywhere for that,” and “Now I don’t have to settle for that shabby variation” regularly pass through my thoughts when out at the store.

I write a list. I leave with everything but what I set out for.

Honestly, if I can’t buckle down with these accessory spending habits I’m going to tighten the belt to tools only purchases. 6 months ago

1RLSelf sourcing

a) Learned how to make findings, beads, thread, dye, enamel and much more for self employment as a smith. Was a very gratifying experience. Most of all, liberating. Shady suppliers are a thing of the past.

b) Lemon Sorrel, a favorite green I’ve come to enjoy with the growth of my garden, has supplanted a portion of my overall happiness. Foraging for food is lastly a frugal endeavour and foremost a social and ecological connection.

c) Game and movie swap among friends have made outings less about money and everything about spending playtime together :D

d) Yarn and tea socials, because learning a new way to do a familiar hobby is exciting. #Crochet-knitting #cro-knit 6 months ago

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1RLPart-time seeking Full-time

A seasonal solution has arrived. Just in time for the summer months!

I can us the income to enrol and start professional training ASAP. In my spare time, I’ll run my business.

It’s time I start shutting down my full-time business for part-time. 6 months ago

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1RLBirds of a Feather

Cheers for also working at home!

Cooking is a lifelong developed skill and it helps to have the right place to make preparations. Good for you on buying your new house.

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1RLSince when?

Just wondering where the official notice, of 43things shutting down, can be found.

Thanks. 6 months ago

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1RLBread maker recipes + homemade flour = PRICELESS!

It’s foraging season!

At the top of this years list of hiking edibles are all my familiar favorite tea and coffee alternative bitters :D

That will include roasted acorns (for drinking, grinding into baking flour, and inedible parts for ink making), mints (spearmint, peppermint, lemon balm, etc), lavender, roasted dandelion root, roasted chicory, red clover, and possibly a few new wild treats. 7 months ago

1RLNew recipe!

Just found a new BLACK BEAN brownie recipe. Can’t wait to try them as 2-bite brownies!

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • High protein

1RLPublic speakers!

A case of writers block is instantly dispatched of with a listen to an inspirational talker. Especially when they have something relateable to say! It prompts the whole “I can do that too” response.

TED talks are excellent for that.
Good luck :D 7 months ago


1RL 7 months ago

1RLBeing seen and heard

Been to the doctor, physio, pharmacy, grocery store, library, bed.

I think I have all my bases covered. This is not how I wanted to spent the month of May. 7 months ago

1RLSoft Pretzel Bagels

My spouse shocked even me with soft pretzel bagels the other week.

Honestly, I didn’t think I’d eat them all and presumed that they would go bad long before the last one had a chance to be eaten. On the contrary. They were so satisfying and practical I want more.

To put things in perspective, about a year back I made a request for a graduation gift. A bread maker. As of recently this bread maker has been collecting dust. When suddenly my spouse get’s the idea to make one of my all time favorite foods.

I could go on and on about how simple and rewarding it is to make these. How well they freeze and how even better they toast with butter and savoury fillings. It’s best if you find out for yourself. So here’s the recipe!

Either this 1 :

Or this recipe 2 : 7 months ago

1RLExhausted with pain

Hospital visit
Injuries : ligament & deep muscle tissue
Fractures : none
Pain level : 6 to 7
Mobility : Sufficient 7 months ago

1RLWhat is your pain, on a level between 1 to 10?

It’s a 9. My pain level is at a ($%I# 9. 7 months ago

1RLA work in progress

I need to make things official with my business. To start with, I’ve settled on a few names, and a matching logo. Some progress was made by publishing and interacting with the public, and I’ve decided on a few names for specific aspects of my work.

One of my tutorial channels name is along the lines of dying to live. I’ve decided on a jolly roger with crafting tools and hardware features. Although I haven’t settled on a design yet I do like some of the rough drafts.

What do you think? 7 months ago

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