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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Born of Stardust is doing 34 things including…

be an adventurer and explorer.

273 cheers


Born of Stardust has written 1 entry about this goal

I already am an adventurer and explorer... many senses of the word.

I know I want this so much, but I cannot quite figure out what I mean by it, or how I can hope to achieve this.

I think when I chose this goal, I meant that no matter what I do in life I always want to continue to have adventures and explore. As far as adventures and exploring go, I am pretty on top of that in my everyday life…both intellectually and literally. I would just love a career in which I can be an adventurer and explorer! I want to not only have my everyday adventures which I create for myself, but go on big daring adventures around the world! When I lived in Thailand, I always felt as though I was fulfilling this goal, and at home I even find myself exploring every nook and cranny of life there is to explore, but what it boils down to is, perhaps, a fear of a complacency, a fear of having a job which will keep me rooted to routine… I also fear not making a difference in the world… My search for the perfect job is really my search for the perfect life… and no life is perfect. I believe that we only live once, as far as we know, and I want my life to be all that it can be. I am also afriad of becoming distant from my family. I think once I can find a career which quenches my thirst for adventure, allows me to help make a difference in the world, and allows me to still feel close to my family (or be able to see my family fairly regurally) then I will know that I can accomplish this goal and will be able to mark it done, because as the title says: I already am an adventurer and explorer. :)

Born of Stardust has gotten 273 cheers on this goal.


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