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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learn to do a back handspring
I've always wanted.....

To just bust out a back handspring when I get really happy or excited. I think it’s never too late to learn, however the questiong is where? Do I need to take an adult gymnastics class?


I love this goal

It would be awesome to just bust one out whenever I felt like it! I think I am going to add this goal. When I break my neck it is going to be your fault. ;) Positive thoughts, positive thoughts….

Hi Alyssa

how goes it?

interesting goal here…any progress??



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Me too.

I have always wanted to learn to do the back handspring. I can do a back walkover. However, I’m now 42, but still in great shape. I took my daughter, who is a cheering, to a place called Revolution Cheer and Tumble, in Collegeville, PA. They have a website. Just Google it. Anyway, all they do is tumbling and handsprings and tucks. It looks like the perfect place to learn as an adult. The receptionist told me that an adult can’t take the classes, that they would have to get a private lesson. Since I just paid for my daughter, I’m going to wait a bit but then I will sign up for the private lesson. In just one hour lesson, my daughter is almost there. It is probably impossible to teach yourself, and dangerous. I would suggest a trampoline. A mother of another student told me that “Santa” brought a mat for her daughter and that if you want, you can put the mat on top of the trampoline. Hope that helps and please don’t give up. I won’t either. Maybe there will be a place like that near you. I do know that in major cities they have adult gymnastic classes. Good luck!

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