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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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sighmo hasn't been here for a while but is enjoying being back

Find the place in the world that I really want to live (read all 5 entries…)
France

House prices here are really causing problems for me. i am long past the point where i want to have my own little corner of the world and my work dictates that i have to be here, in Dublin, which is the a horrible place to be trying to afford a house. So since i am considering a different path in life i decided to look at french properties on the internet and there are some amazing looking places at great prices.
I’m really getting quite excited about the idea although there would be many difficulies involved. Not least of which would be how to earn a living. I think i may need to get serious about some of my other goals, like writing a book and learning a foriegn language.
Sacre Bleu! Its all possible.



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Sure

but do you really want to live with the French? :D

sighmo hasn't been here for a while but is enjoying being back

The question is..

..do the French want to live with me?
Did you know that France borders Seven other countries? If they hear about my atlas they may not let me in!

Indeed!

One of the border countries is tiny Luxembourgh, which was perhaps my mother’s favorite European country, simply because they actually seemed to like Americans rather than just tolerate us! Of course, that was 20 years ago; by now they make be burning our flag there, too.

C’est la vie …

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sighmo hasn't been here for a while but is enjoying being back

I travelled..

..around the Poitou-Charentes region when i was younger and stayed with some of the most wonderful people; fell in love twice and got near frightened to death by a low flying Mirage jet fighter. Very fond memories.

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sighmo hasn't been here for a while but is enjoying being back

Great memories..

Kindness like that, unsolicited, genuine and simple, is pure gold. I love encounering that…and giving it out occasionally. Like all places France has its problems, but its nice to hear someone else has an experiece of it similar to my own.
And they really do open themselves up to love like no other people i know. They seem to persue it with unabashed vigour.
I cant wait to go back. You must be going to Wales soon. Let us know how you are getting on.

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