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.

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Kim NUntitled

I haven’t been doing this on a daily basis, but every so often I remember it when I’m about to buy something I don’t need or go out to eat when I have food at home. I think that makes it a successful resolution. 2 months ago


grandmonsterJuly

The deep decluttering has unearthed a couple partially used notebooks. I’ve also been going gangbusters on the yarn use ~ 9 skeins, and 5 balls of crochet thread (which I counted in as yarn).

Revised list
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lotion (24 bottles -16 = 8)
soap (57 bars -48 = 9)
candles (208-170 = 38)

skeins of yarn =
.....618(12/23/11)
+123=696(11/02/13)
+ 6=702 (11/12/13)
-10=692
+19=711 (02/11/14)
-99=612 (02/14/14)
+ 7=619 (04/19/14)
-17=602 (04/20/14)
- 6=596 (04/28/14)
- 4=592 (04/30/14)
- 2=590 (05/01/14)
- 6=584 (05/04/14)
- 6=578 (05/05/14)
- 4=574 (05/08/14)
- 7=567 (05/10/14)
+ 4=571 (05/15/14)
- 2=569 (06/17/14)
- 2=567 (06/20/14)
-14=553 (07/05/14)

First post 8/11/10 3 months ago


grandmonsterJune

6/20/14 I’ve used 2 complete skeins of yarn on my new project.

6/19/14 my mother gave me some honey, a boxed bread mix and some other food items. I’m in the process of using the honey in the bread that I make and I’ve mixed up the bread for tonight’s supper. (edit the bread was not to my liking. Part went home with a guest and the rest went to the birds and squirrels.)

6/17/14 I used 2 very large skeins of yarn, another bar of soap, another candle and a bottle of lotion.

6/4/14 I used up another notebook.

Revised list
.
lotion (24 bottles -16 = 8)
soap (57 bars -48 = 9)
candles (208-170 = 38)

skeins of yarn =
.....618(12/23/11)
+123=696(11/02/13)
+ 6=702 (11/12/13)
-10=692
+19=711 (02/11/14)
-99=612 (02/14/14)
+ 7=619 (04/19/14)
-17=602 (04/20/14)
- 6=596 (04/28/14)
- 4=592 (04/30/14)
- 2=590 (05/01/14)
- 6=584 (05/04/14)
- 6=578 (05/05/14)
- 4=574 (05/08/14)
- 7=567 (05/10/14)
+ 4=571 (05/15/14)
- 2=569 (06/17/14)
- 2=567 (06/20/14)

First post 8/11/10 4 months ago


grandmonsterMay

5/15/14 Confession time. I meandered over to the Goodwill today and purchased 4 large skeins of yarn.

5/10/14 I’ve used up 7 more skeins/balls of yarn.

5/8/14 I used 4 more skeins/balls of yarn, a candle and a bar of soap.

5/5/14 I used 6 more skeins/balls of yarn.

5/4/14 I used 6 more skeins of yarn.

5/1/14 I used 2 skeins of yarn.

Revised list
.
lotion (24 bottles -15 = 9)
soap (57 bars -47 = 10)
candles (208-170 = 38)

skeins of yarn =
.....618(12/23/11)
+123=696(11/02/13)
+ 6=702 (11/12/13)
-10=692
+19=711 (02/11/14)
-99=612 (02/14/14)
+ 7=619 (04/19/14)
-17=602 (04/20/14)
- 6=596 (04/28/14)
- 4=592 (04/30/14)
- 2=590 (05/01/14)
- 6=584 (05/04/14)
- 6=578 (05/05/14)
- 4=574 (05/08/14)
- 7=567 (05/10/14)
+ 4=571 (05/15/14)

First post 8/11/10 5 months ago


grandmonsterApril

4/30/14 I’ve used another 4 skeins/balls of yarn and another candle.

4/28/14 I’ve used another 6 skeins/balls of yarn.

I have been very busy for the past 10 weeks. I’ve finished off another bar of soap, 7 candles, 1 bottle of lotion and 17 skeins of yarn and thread.
Revised list
.
lotion (24 bottles -15 = 9)
soap (57 bars -46 = 11)
candles (208-169 = 39)

skeins of yarn =
.....618(12/23/11)
+4=567 (05/04/13)
+25=592 (05/24/13)
-3=589 (05/29/13)
-10=579 (06/09/13)
– 1=578 (06/16/13)
– 5=573 (06/23/13)
+ 7=580 (06/28/13)
– 3=573 (07/05/13)
+ 5=578 (08/14/13)
- 7=571 (10/18/13)
- 1=570
+ 3=573 (10/22/13)
123=696 (11/02/13)
+ 6=702 (11/12/13)
-10=692
+19=711 (02/11/14)
-99=612 (02/14/14)
+ 7=619 (04/19/14)
-17=602 (04/20/14)
- 6=596 (04/28/14)
- 4=592 (04/30/14)

First post 8/11/10 6 months ago


diosaSpring Cleaning

-Cleared out the closet and Mr. D cleaned out his closet. As a reward I bought a new dress for work. Trying to stay focused on only purchasing needs and less wants.
-Also cleared out books we have read and don’t read repeatedly. Also, staying focused on only getting books from the library. I read too much to purchase too often…
-Doing well on getting rid of papers and notepads so far!! 6 months ago


kmom2468So now I'm hoarding groceries?

I wanted to build up my pantry to tide us over 30 days in the event of a minor disaster. I’m there. I need a little more water, but essentially, I’m there. I can stop buying “extra” groceries, now. This spending addiction is a tough one to not let creep into every aspect of my life. Simple grocery shopping – who knew! 7 months ago


grandmonsterFebruary

2/14/14 I finally took the time to count up the amount of yarn I have and it turns out I’ve used a lot more than I thought I had. I’ve used 99 more skeins since I last made a full count.

2/12/14 I’ve been working on using up yarn. As always whenever I see a bit of space in my yarn shelves, I thwart my plans or I’m given yarn. This time it was my mother. She decided that at 86 she no longer wanted to crochet. In the past she has given up crocheting yarn and now she is finished with doilies. I don’t crochet doilies and I will use the thread she gave me yesterday in the homespun style blankets I make for Hospice. 19 balls of crochet thread!

I’ve been using up yarn to make a poncho and it is looking pretty good. I failed to keep track of how many skeins I’ve used and I’ll be finished with the first part sometime this week or early next week. Then, I have the collar and the fringe. I’ve given some yarn away and I will have to make a conscientious effort to count up what I have on hand. In the meantime, I’m just adding the recently acquired.

I’ve used 7 candles, a bar of soap, and some lotion.
Revised list
.
lotion (24 bottles -15 = 9)
soap (57 bars -46 = 11)
candles (208-168 = 40)

skeins of yarn =
.....618(12/23/11)
+4=567 (05/04/13)
+25=592 (05/24/13)
-3=589 (05/29/13)
-10=579 (06/09/13)
– 1=578 (06/16/13)
– 5=573 (06/23/13)
+ 7=580 (06/28/13)
– 3=573 (07/05/13)
+ 5=578 (08/14/13)
- 7=571 (10/18/13)
- 1=570
+ 3=573 (10/22/13)
123=696 (11/02/13)
+ 6=702 (11/12/13)
-10=692
+19=711 (02/11/14)
-99=612 (02/14/14)

First post 8/11/10 8 months ago


kmom2468Window shopping

Went shopping for a new pistol. Had fun trying them out. Found one I liked. But in the end, decided I didn’t need it. The one I have is quite serviceable. I’ve put thousands of rounds through it. It fits well. I am comfortable with it and know exactly where everything is with it. No, don’t need the new, shiny thing – the one I have works perfectly. 8 months ago


diosaPost Xmas Clear out

So this xmas we focused on asking for more things we needed than wanted which has turned out to be a great idea b/c we have really shopped quite a bit in the post-xmas sales. So I have been dedicated to replacing some of my most worn out pieces (winter coat, boots) and making sure they get out of the house.

I resisted the B and B sale and only bought 2 lotions and 2 antibac. Have recently put a bottle of lotion by the bedside and am using it nightly. Also have placed a candle on the coffee table and have started using it more often as a result.

Mr. D has joined in the fray and bought out more notepads which we are actively using. Cleaned our office and disposed of more papers/articles that are no longer needed with Uni wrapped up. Managed to fit all my paperwork into the boxes I have so more are not needed!

Tea – trying hard not to hoard my tea and drink it up. After all, its a relatively inexpensive habit. 9 months ago


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