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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666sweetpea999's Life List

  1. 1. Feel fully refreshed on 4 hours sleep a night
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    110 people
  2. 2. Re-learn Chinese
    1 entry
    29 people
  3. 3. tell someone I love them
    1 entry
    256 people
  4. 4. stop crying
    1 entry
    290 people
  5. 5. do something with my life
    190 people
  6. 6. come out
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    253 people
  7. 7. loose 10 pounds
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    393 people
  8. 8. learn to program better
    13 people
  9. 9. learn brainfuck
    2 people
  10. 10. Learn how to remember peoples' names
    1,679 people
  11. 11. go rock climbing
    1 entry
    845 people
  12. 12. learn to play Debussy's "Claire de Lune" on the piano
    425 people
  13. 13. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  14. 14. make some contribution to opensource
    5 people
  15. 15. be less anxious
    278 people
  16. 16. Visit the Galapagos
    69 people
  17. 17. Someone to love me
    1 entry
    7 people
  18. 18. Learn to play the guitar
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  19. 19. bike across america
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    112 people
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bike across america
biking trip

Some friends and I might want to get together and bike about 300 miles down a trail that crosses the appalachin mountains… none of us have done any long biking trips before. I’ve biked 50+ miles in one day (and dont think biking 100 miles would be that hard. i just never had the time to try) but I do mostly street biking. The mountain biking i’ve done are basically all going up or down steep dry hills. Biking on trails would probably be mostly flat and probably not dry the whole time. Most of the other people planning on going probably have gone no farther than 10 miles on bike and walk their bikes up hills…
so lodging, do you think we would be exhausted if we carried our own shelter in backpacks and would sleeping outside be unsafe?
also, how long do you think it will take just to bike there and back not including the time spent touring? a week?
some how, i doubt that we’ll ever even reach the appalachins…

Re-learn Chinese
reading and writing

I thankfully still speak fluently. Most people I know who came at my age speak sucky chinese. Plus, my dad tries to talk to me in English so I have no one to speak chinese to. and he makes me speak English back to my sister because she stutters.
However, i have a very hard time reading and writing. I can read okayish, but I can barely write “hi, my name is -
in fact, i cant! i can recognize the characters but not write them.

tell someone I love them

I’ve never said “i love you” to anyone, not even family.
well, i’ve said it in situations where i didn’t mean it and it was obvious but that doesn’t count.
No one has ever said it to me either which is probably why I havent said it to anyone.

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