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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You want to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.



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GetThereupdate

Well, I didn’t quit my job. I want to, so badly, but I haven’t done it yet. I have an interview for a job in a garden shop on Monday. If all goes according to plan, and Jesus blesses me with a dream job, I’ll be able to put in my two weeks notice and get out of a seriously bad situation.

In other news, I’ve been seeing this really amazing, super sweet guy. This is certainly a positive change! I think there might be something really good here, :D

I’m struggling a bit with exercise… mostly due to the fact that I’m exhausted from work all the time, but that’s no excuse! I’ve got to get my act together and do some good for my body. 6 months ago


GetThereGo big or go home!

I may have jumped in WAY over my head on this goal, but I am loving it! My indoor sow veggies are doing well (looks like I’ll have a ton of zucchini, butternut, tomato, and onion… wish those peppers would come up though) and this week I’m prepping my raised beds :) I’m so pumped! 6 months ago


GetThere 6 months ago


GetTheredilemma

So, in the spirit of positive change, I got a new job. Positive.

New job turns out to be awful. Borderline detrimental. Negative

I’m quitting. Maybe this is ill advised. But I’m doing it. Having no job is the lesser of two evils. I refuse to get stuck in another job that increases the likelihood of episode of manic depression. For my health, I’m doing what I need to to protect myself. I’m not going to fall victim, I’m going to get out and support my own needs. 7 months ago


GetThere 9 months ago


GetThereJust to see what happens

I make an effort to be active in winter. Sometimes. Ok, occasionally. Truthfully, I generally allow myself to take a 3 month vacation from strenuous exercise in the winter, and I’m a big liar about it. Even my yoga (which I love love love) gets shoved to the back burner, which is an absolute sin. So, this week I’m going to do a 30 minute workout DVD once a day. If my suspicions are correct the results of this change may be significant enough to motivate me to incorporate more exercise into my weightloss efforts.

I’ve had success modifying my diet, and I am pleased with the progress I have made as a result. Now, I am getting greedy. I want to do more, lose more, work more. 9 months ago


GetThereJust to see what happens

I make an effort to be active in winter. Sometimes. Ok, occasionally. Truthfully, I generally allow myself to take a 3 month vacation from strenuous exercise in the winter, and I’m a big liar about it. Even my yoga (which I love love love) gets shoved to the back burner, which is an absolute sin. So, this week I’m going to do a 30 minute workout DVD once a day. If my suspicions are correct the results of this change may be significant enough to motivate me to incorporate more exercise into my weightloss efforts.

I’ve had success modifying my diet, and I am pleased with the progress I have made as a result. Now, I am getting greedy. I want to do more, lose more, work more. 9 months ago


GetThereMusicale

I had a very cool experience last night. A friend of mine has been trying for ages to get me to check out this music party that her family & friends put on every month. I’ve always been a little hesitant to go because I wouldn’t know anyone there, and it’s a bunch of middle aged hippies sitting around singing folk songs. I assumed it wasn’t my cup of tea. Shame on me! Last night I had the chance to see real happiness for the first time in a long time. These are people just like me who throw themselves into music just for the sake of joy. I had a mini epiphany while sitting in a basement surrounded by strangers (funny how that happens) I can be as happy as those people. I can be musical and perform and smile and have friends who support that. How exciting. 9 months ago


GetThereUntitled

I’m.giving.up fast food. I ate a super greasy burger today andI havent felt so sick in ages. I haven’t been eating the stuff very often anyway but I’m making a commitment to cut it out completely. Owwwwwwie 9 months ago


GetThereUntitled

I’ve made contact with two potential mando teachers. Have to wait until I have more consistent income to start lessons, but I have been looking at books for beginning mandolin students to hopefully give myself a head start. 9 months ago


GetThere 9 months ago


GetThereUntitled

This is thepainting I did at the painting party today! 9 months ago


GetThereUntitled

Thank you for sharing insight on this topic, I struggle in this way as well. Congratulations on such a huge success.


GetThereUntitled

Thank you so much! Its comforting to know I’m not the only one who struggles with this. Wishing you infinite success in your efforts. :) 9 months ago


GetThere10 days in

Well the first the days of 2014 have been good. I’m making small changes to help myself reach my goal. I’m down 4 pounds since NYE. Yay. 9 months ago


GetThereForgiveness

This upcoming week I’m working on forgiving myself. I have a completely irrational need to blame myself when things go wrong. Instead of internalizing all of this guilt, I am making a conscious effort to accept the fact that sometimes things simply go wrong, and it’s not my fault. And I feel very empowered by the fact that it’s not my responsibility to make sure everything goes right all the time. All I can do is be my best self, and people can love it or leave it, period. 9 months ago


GetThereSad but True

I’ve come to the point where I know I need to minimize the amount of time that I see my ex. I broke up with him on good terms (it just wasn’t working, though we both wanted it to) and we’ve been making an effort to remain friends. I know, though, that I have too many unresolved feelings for him to maintain this friendship. It would be a positive change for both of us if we started dedicating less time to each other and more time to moving forward. I don’t want to cut him out of my life completely, but to see him once a month would probably be a great plenty.

My heart is breaking. 9 months ago


GetThereA step in the right direction.

Job interview tomorrow for what will hopefully be my first job with benefits! Whatever comes of it, this definitely counts as a step in the direction of positive change! I’m so pumped! 9 months ago


GetThereExciting!

Next weekend I’m going to a painting party, where a bunch of friends get together and someone comes and teaches us how to paint a picture. IT’s for my cousin’s birthday so hopefully it will be tons of fun! 9 months ago


GetThereUntitled

I can’t believe I never thought of this! Cheers for the tip! 9 months ago


GetThereCreativitiy

I also want to incorporate more creativity into my life. I love music and crafting so I think that’s where I’ll start. Updates soon to follow. 9 months ago


GetThereDirection

As of late, I’ve noted some areas of my life that I would like to improve. I am a happy person, and I have a lot going for me, so I need to take the reigns, so to speak. There are a few specific changes I will be focusing on, but I also want to adopt positivity as a general attitude in the upcoming months. I want to move forward and dedicate this year to enriching my life, and shaping myself into my best self. In 2013 I learned a lot of lessons about how to do things the wrong way; I’m so ready to start a new chapter.

Some of the more specific areas of change:
1) Health
2) Self confidence and body image
3) Independence
4) Living situation
5) Career Change / School 9 months ago


GetThere 9 months ago


GetThereHoliday Weight

Someday, I will have the strength to forge through the holiday season with some self control. Alas, this day has not arrived and I’ve gained 10 pounds since my last entry.

In efforts to identify my triggers, I’ve been doing some brutally honest reflection on my disordered eating patterns and I think it comes down to the following things. 1) I really should stop smoking pot if I want to get healthy. I just can’t help but succumb to the siren song of gluttony when the munchies set in. 2) Eating is one of the primary social activities I engage in. I think trying to chose more physical activities would go a long way for me (and my friends would be supportive, I know it.) 3) I recently moved home and living with my family is a nutritional death trap. I learned my bad habits from these people, and they’re not likely to change so I’ve got to get my act together and get back on my own.

I’m trying to set my self up for success in 2014. I need to lose 30 pounds to be at my goal, and I know I can do it. Its just time to start. 9 months ago


GetThere 3 years ago


GetThere

I’ve been learning sign for about a year now, and I love it more everyday. I have pretty strong conversational signing ability, my grammar has improved tremendously (for those of you just starting out, be aware that ASL doesn’t follow English grammatical structure) I’m getting faster and more fluid with sign production and measurably more successful with conceptual comprehension. I’m thinking about maybe going into an interpreting program and trying to do this for a living. 9 months ago


GetThereTwo down

Another week has passed. I’ve been keeping this goal in the front of my mind and I feel a heck of a lot better. I weighed myself at 190 earlier this week but I’m not sure when I’ll weigh in next. I’m confident that I’m making healthy decisions, and my clothes are fitting better. I think I’ll give it another week until I step on the scale again.

For the past two weeks I’ve not been drinking any alcohol (seems like a no brainer, I’m not sure why I didn’t give it up sooner) and I’ve also been fairly strict about limiting dairy and processed grains. My body feels so good as a result. I think any of the three can contribute to bloating, puffiness, sluggishness, and similar issues; I’ve noticed a significant improvement in energy as well.

Start- 225
Last Weigh-In- 190
Goal- 165 14 months ago


GetTherecheck point

One week since returning to this goal, and I have not lost any weight. On that same note, I have not gained any weight either and there was a massive party at my house this weekend. I stuck to the plan all week but I admit I overate at the party. In the upcoming week, I’m doubling my efforts to make up for lost time. I consider the past week to be a step in the right direction, and I’m moving forward. This is my new years resolution, and I intend to achieve it.

start 225
now 193
goal 165 14 months ago


GetTherePlanning

In the planning stages of tiny house transition. Not sure if I want to buy or build, leaning toward building. Looking at plans between 500 and 600 sq feet, which is more of a “cabin” size, really. 15 months ago


GetThere 15 months ago


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