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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finishing fern glade from knitty

Become a better programmer (read all 2 entries…)

practicing daily on my c++ and java programming

create a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days (read all 2 entries…)

33. Improve my Spanish language reading comprehension
34. Plan my diet
35. Eat grassfed beef and free range chicken
36. Eat more vegetables
37. Improve at knitting.
38. Finish my hat
39. Use my yarn stash
40. Make and sell paper beads
41. Go to a spa
42. Exercise regularly
43. Write in my blog or journal more often
44. Make salsa verde
45. Decrease my waist measurement by 3”
46. Visit Costa Rica
47. Go skiing
48. Make a vision board
49. Reeavluate my fashion choices
50. Investiaget LASIK and other vision improvement procedures
51. Change the world
52. Donate $25 to KIVA
53. Stop eating fast food
54. Cook more
55. Learn to write left handed
56. Sell my stuff on Ebay or Amazon
57. Go to Macchu Picchu
58. Collect all my spare change
59. Organize my music
60. Upgrade my computer
61. Go on a date
62. Reread my favorite books
63. Finish reading every Agatha Christie novel
64. Knit scarf and gloves to match my hat
65. Have a fundraiser
66. Develop a hair and skin care regimen
67. Use all my eyeshadows and make dramatic works
68. Have a container garden
69. Join a food co-op

get my a+ certification
Nothing left to it but to do it

I’ve taken the classes. Done the quizzes. Read the books. Now to rustle up the money and take the test.

To live instead of exist
Take salsa lessons

I really want salsa lessons. Preferably free. It would also be a great way to make some new acquaintances.

Become a better programmer (read all 2 entries…)
Improve my C++ Skills

I want to improve my skills and get back all my previous knowledge.

learn to type without looking at my hands
Slowly but surely

Getting there. I can type back and forth while looking. I don’t need to look as much as before.

buy a comfy chair

Saw some comfortable looking chairs at Ikea. Probably will go back after my vacation and get one.

pay off my debt
Using spare change to make a dent instudent loan

Roughly $3400 to go

read 100 books in 2009
Currently reading

The Story of English by McCrum, MacNeil, and Cran

Very interesting book about English from the beginning all the way through to its current and emerging forms.

create a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days (read all 2 entries…)
Assorted Plans

1.Go somewhere warm in the winter
2.Go somewhere cool in the summer
3.Eat snake and conch
4.Get my nipples pierced
5.Take lessons in an instrument
6.Get my drivers license
7.Swim in the Caribbean Sea
8.Make and fly a kite
9.Make a vision board
10.Rearrange my furniture
11.Take salsa lessons
12.Learn to apply eyeshadow properly
13.Send and receive 100 postcards on postcrossings
14.Read Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the original Spanish
15.Document my weight loss journey with words and photos
16.Create my business plan
17.Run a marathon
18.Go handgliding
19.Put a message in a bottle and wait for a reply
20.Learn to play chess
21.Write some stories
22.Visit at least 10 states I have never been to before
23.Take belly dance lessons
24.Eat shark meat
25.Go fishing
26.Find a new job that I like
27.Grow locs
28.Become ambidextrous
29.Go to a winetasting
30.Visit my grandma at least every year
31.Buy a car
32.Go to the beach

lose weight / get in shape
Bad Scale

Well, I found out today that my scale is 15lbs off. So I’m throwing it away.

I’m kinda pissed actually so now I must find a new scale.

Finish Jillian Michaels' "30 day shred" dvd
Just bought it

Plan to start next week.

speak fluent spanish
Good literature for a moderate reader of Spanish

Are there any good books that are beyond the juvenile level but not super difficult for someone with more than a superficial but less than expert knowledge of spanish?

Get to know myself

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I’m aHealthy Spiritual Builder



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