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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Starsmore is apparently a risk-taking, self-improving extrovert?

compile a 100-things-about-me list (read all 10 entries…)

28. Even though I have an eating disorder, I still love my body. It bears the marks of a tumultuous life, all the scars, aches and pains, but if I could magically get the body of a supermodel tomorrow, I wouldn’t even consider the trade.
29. I’ve led a rough life. But I wouldn’t give up even the worst experiencences, even if I could: they are part of who I am.
30. I’ve donated my body to science: I filled out the forms when I was eighteen. It’s one small way of helping to make the world a better place.
31. I want to live in other countries, not just visit them. Firenze in italy, New Orleans and/or New york in USA, Tokyo in japan… When I get my Ph.D, hopefully I can get jobs there.
32. I want to learn all I can about other cultures, how other people live and think. My favorite part of travelling is talking to the people who live there, and I have a couchsurfing profile, so other people can come live with me when they travel.
33. I’m the master of procrastination. I always do things in the last possible moment, and I’m almost always late unless it’s for work or exams. My friends like to joke that I live on “african time” (six o’clock means “I’ll be there when I get there”), and since danes usually think it’s terribly rude to be late, I find myself incredibly lucky, that my friends just shug it off and say “hey, it’s how she is”.
34. I haven’t had a day’s unemployment since I was fourteen. I’ve worked as a waitress, a mechanic, a check-out girl at a supermarket, a konferencier, a bartender, a nurse, a singer/actress, a consultant, etc. and now I have my own small company where I teach people about fantasy/sci-fi and role playing games, as well as being a student. I like to work, and it doesn’t matter if it’s hard, physical work, or academic research.
35. I’ve always done volunteer work. I don’t see myself as politically active, but I like to work for my beliefs: it doesn’t require the patience that politics does, and I’m a firm believer that every little thing can help.
36. But last month I actually surprised myself when a friend and I ended up arranging a demo against yet another small-minded output from our government. I didn’t think I had it in me, but apparently I do…
37. I even held a speach though I was scared out of my mind, and there was a camera-crew. So I guess I am politically active anyways… Go figure.
38. I always vote. It’s a matter of principle.


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