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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randysable in Chicago is doing 32 things including…


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randysable has written 2 entries about this goal

oh. my. ####ing. god.

So on thursday, a friend and I were trying to figure out what we were going to do this weekend. We came up with sea kayaking, as it was something spiffy that neither of us had done before. So last night I go over to her place and we research this sea kayaking. But this isn’t a post about kayaking, it’s a post about the crazyiest f’ing sport that’s still legal.

When she asks what I feel like doing after going kayaking, I jokingly suggest skydiving, as of the past dozen or so of my usually crazy friends have instantly shot this down. To my pleasant suprise, this was not the case.

After an hour and a half of sea kayaking, we head over to Chicagoland Skydiving Center out past Aurora. After waiting a few hours for the wind to die down, we strap on and head out.

I’m not about to say I’m an adventerous person, but strange and random things tend to happen to me. Rock-climbing, white-water rafting, skiing, motorcycle racing . . . do not hold the spark that would light a candle that you could compare to skydiving.

My advice: Find someone else who is interested. And then don’t plan it, just f’ing do it.

who needs a perfectly good airplane anyhow.

holy crap, as soon as I can get the $200 and con a buddy into it I’m so doing this.

randysable has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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