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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WorldTraveller94 is doing 34 things including…

Visit Machu Picchu

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WorldTraveller94 has written 1 entry about this goal

Loss for Words

So I’m so disheartened right now I’m unsure of what to do. I am not interested in the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. I’m not interested in the ‘modern world’ because it’s so corrupt and strays so far from our biological make up.

I just talked to me father about going to Machu Picchu as my senior trip—which he said I could pick out. He just “X”ed out the entire South American continent due to crime. Machu Picchu is seriously my DREAM destination. I love primitive peoples but the only place to find them is in Africa or South America and my dad sure isn’t going to let me go into those “corrupt Muslim nations.”

I understand his rationale, but he needs to understand that there’s no where else I want to go other than those places that I would consider a “dream vacation.”

I sound like a spoiled brat, but this really makes me sad. He could be right. I don’t know. I will go here one day though—once I’m out of his pocket.

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