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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Lin Mei in Los Angeles is doing 32 things including…

Practise piano again

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Lin Mei has written 2 entries about this goal

Piano in Toronto

Finally my parents got a piano as a gift from a friend. That’s right, it is a gift and it is around 100 years old. But for piano, it doesn’t matter about the age as far as it has perfect performance.

One day I will try it.

When I was 18...

I practised drawing with couple of boys as my age. One day I found one of them can play piano!

When I was 4, I was “forced” to practise violin by my mother, a singer. I hated it and tried my best to make my mom crazy… The reason she let me release was not the funny stuff I did to my poor violin, it is my talent of drawing.

So I asked myself:”why he can play piano and I can’t”? I will remember that day in my whole life, the day I spent 4 hours, from 8 pm to 12 am, yes I learned how to play piano by myself and can play “love story” with both hands in 4 hours!

But when I moved to Canada in 1998, I left my piano in China and haven’t practised since then.

I tried last night in a friend’s place and I hardly play “For Alice”. What a pity!

So after my graduation, I will have one again in… where? I don’t know.


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