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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prinsessemarie is doing 12 things including…

read 100 books

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prinsessemarie has written 4 entries about this goal

#4 Mio min Mio by Astrid Lindgren

Swedish writer from my childhood, brings back good literary memories. It’s about a sad orphan boy who is brought by a genie to his real father in another world. The reason he is there is to win a battle over some awful and powerful man. On his way he meets people with each their special thing, who helps him. Really classic fairy tale.

#3 Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

Re-read this one, and enjoyed it as much as the last time. A strong novel about a young Brazilian girl going to Switzerland and becomes a prostitute. I like how his novels are so inspired and partly/loosely based on true stories.

#2 Room by Emma Donoghue.

Recommended by my little sister. Read it over the weekend. Kind of annoying at first, but then it grew to be amazing and lovely. The kind of story that stays with you for a long time.

#1 The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Stole/borrowed this book in El Zonte, El Salvador, when I was there this winter. A beautiful and catching novel. I wish I didn’t read it so I could read it again for the first time.

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