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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lemonwaterOctober, November, December 2012

Winning the Clutter War by Sandra Fenton
This book took me several months to read. This was partly because of the subject. I had to read a small amount at a time and digest it. This is much like the way she decribes her method of cleaning, the Mount Vernon method, where you do an area for a specific time, and then you stop, and then you resume it later, so you don’t get overwhelmed or burned out.
I liked the book. I will refer back to it. She has good ideas. 19 months ago


lemonwater 2 years ago


lemonwaterNovember and December 2012

I’m Your Man, the life of Leonard Cohen
by Sylvie Simmons
A long book, but informative. 19 months ago


llong 2 years ago


lemonwater2 more to go before end of year

I am nearing the end of the 2 books I’ve been working on for the past 3 months, the clutter war and LCohen’s bio. 19 months ago


Texas Lin 23 months ago


loriz10December

Just finished Juliet immortal by Stacey Jay 19 months ago


Texas LinSince watching Oprah's Life Class Series

I have been revisiting the classics of the 80’s and 90’s as a refresher. I have an extensive library of my own.

I have finished Ilyna VanZandt’s “In the Meantime” as my first book for 2012. Followed by Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love” and “Illuminarias”.

Now I am reading Og Mandino’s “Greatest Salesman in the World” and Tony Robbin’s “Awaken the Giant Within”.

It is a wonderful way to begin the next chapter of my life. 20 months ago


oblea100x 2 years ago


marie822 2 years ago


superwoman1984 2 years ago


loriz10Books!

I can’t believe I haven’t updated my list…

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter – Tom Franklin
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club – Gil McNeil
The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love – Beth Pattillo
50 shades of grey – E.L. James
50 shades darker – E.L. James
50 shades freed – E.L. James 22 months ago


awesomeyall#12: Gone Girl

Got sick, knocked out #12 today! Woo hoo. 22 months ago


awesomeyall 2 years ago


lemonwaterAugust 2012 - Flowing with the Go

About recovering from a loss and going in the face of loss, also with a bjj theme as analogy to facing big problems and reacting/acting in response to them 22 months ago


awesomeyall#11 Bossypants by Tina Fey

I started this today, based on recommendations from lots of people. I am surprisingly going to hit this 12 book goal this year. Maybe I need a stretch goal… ! 22 months ago


awesomeyall#10: Steve Jobs bio by Walter Isaacson

Just finished this; I’m pretty sure it changed me! Very much recommended. 22 months ago


awesomeyall#6-#9: Trilogies

Its been awhile since I visited this list, but since then, I’ve read:

6 – Mockingjay,
7 – Fifty Shades of Grey
8 – Fifty Shades, two
9 – Fifty Shades Freed, in progress.

These books are so smutty, but mindless good reading while I laze at the beach! ;) 23 months ago


superwoman1984Already up to 9 1/2 books and it's only August! Reading is addictive!

January-Killer Riff by Sheryl J. Anderson (a Molly Forrester novel)

February-How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

March-The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith

April-Playing With Boys by alisa valdes-rodriguez

May— Scratch by Troon McAllister

June-Wicked by Gregory Maguire

July-My Perogative by Sasha White

July-August- The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor (struggle to finish)

August- Bossypants by Tina Fey

August- (in progress) Little Bitty Lies by Mary kay Andrews 23 months ago


lemonwaterJuly 2012 - IRON MAIDENS: THE CELEBRATION OF THE MOST AWESOME FEMALE MUSCLE IN THE WORLD by Kristen Kaye

I have read some books on the subject most notably Katie Arnoldi’s Chemical Pink. This was interesting and rekindled some of my feminist interests. 1 year ago


llongUntitled

1) Distributed Leadership
2) Glacier Mountaineering
3) Eiger Dreams
4) No Shortcuts to the Top
5) Heart Rate Training
6) High Exposure
7) Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
8) Mission Possible
9) Pale Fire
10) Wheat Belly
11) Difficult Conversations
12) Lord Jim 2 years ago


xandreax4/12

1) Los últimos días de la Prensa (by Jaime Bayly)
2) La noche es virgen (by Jaime Bayly)
3) Fue ayer y no me acuerdo (by Jaime Bayly)
4) The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins)

I´m still reading ¨Yo amo a mi mami¨ by Jaime Bayly. 2 years ago


superwoman1984I'm actually hoping to surpass my goal!

I’ve read two more books!
Wicked by Gregory Maguire (Thus far this has been my fave)
My Perogative by Sasha White!

Currently reading The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor! 2 years ago


lemonwaterJune 2012 The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran

The author and wife restore a rundown rustico in Tuscany and he starts to accept and later like the slower pace of life in Italy. This was an enjoyable read. It made me want to reread “Extra Virgin” (a similar story but set in Liguria and in the 80’s). 2 years ago


Jayme Diane 2 years ago


awesomeyall#5: Catching Fire

Hunger Games, y’all! 2 years ago


lemonwaterMay 2012 Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen

Book is about a boy with Tourettes syndrome who has been told many negative things about his deceased biological father by his stepfather, who is verbally abusive to him. He ends up reconnecting with his father through a series of people he meets on a cross country trip. I enjoyed the book. 2 years ago


Nadia FawcettMay 2012

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

This book has been on my “To read when I get around to it” list for an insane amount of time and finally read it. Well worth reading and definitely thought provoking. I’ve always been interested in sociology and how society’s function so I found the extreme example very interesting. The characters are all children but definitely not a child’s story. 2 years ago


lemonwaterApril 2012 Fifty Shades Darker and FIfty Shades Freed

read both of them 2 years ago


Nadia FawcettApril 2012

Filth – Irvine Welsh

Started this after my success with Trainspotting. The dark story revolves around bent policeman Bruce Robertson up to his eyes in sex, deceit, violence and… well filth. Absolutely fantastic read. Every time you think you know where a twist is going it completely surprises you by going in a whole new direction. Bruce is the perfect character and you find yourself swinging rapidly between hating him and pitying him, often to the point where it doesn’t occur (or matter) that he is a fictional character. 2 years ago


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