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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tgallaway is doing 0 things including…

visit all seven continents


tgallaway has written 1 entry about this goal

I've made it to all 7, most more than once

I was born in USA, so that takes care of North America. I joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1968, the year after I graduated from High School. Late in 1969 I was stationed in Naples, Italy, where I lived until 1971. During this time I flew in Coast Guard C-123 cargo plane to Istanbul, Turkey and to Matratin, Lybia, so that was my first trip to Asia and Africa. In 1972 I went on a goodwill tour of the east coast of South America and through the Carribean. After I retired from the Coast Guard, I got my license as a Master Radio and Electronics Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, joining the American Radio Association trade union. From 1990 thru 1992 I worked in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emerates, Bahrain and passed through the Suez Canal 3 times. In 1993 thru 1994 I worked on a car carrier running from Japan to the U.S. east coast via the Panama Canal. In 1994 I circumnavigated the globe on M/V Sacramento, traveling from New Orleans to Oregon via the Panama Canal, then to Singapore for fuel, then to Sri Lanka with cargo, then to Pakistan with cargo, then to Turkey to load cargo via the Suez Canal, then to New Orleans via the Straits of Gibralter (taking care of Asia, Europe, Africa and South America all in one shot). In 1995 I worked on the M/V Green Wave carrying supplies to the Naval/National Science Foundation base at McMurdo Sound Antarctica via Littleton, New Zealand. While there, I took a ride to the South Pole on a C-130 (so that took care of Antarctica twice). From 1996 thru 1998 I worked in Kuwait on one of the U.S. re-flagged Kuwati tankers, the M/T Ocean City (renammed from the M/T Um Kasbah). We ran from Kuwait to Singapore, back to Kuwait then to Gove, Northern Territories, Australia. That put me “feet dry” on all seven continents AND circumnavigated the globe to boot!


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