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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829's Life List

  1. 1. live healthier
    244 people
  2. 2. get all of my medical problems taken care of before my health insurance runs out
    1 person
  3. 3. Read more books
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    11,828 people
  4. 4. learn to drive
    6,739 people
  5. 5. Get my EMT certification
    30 people
  6. 6. be vegan until DEATH
    2 cheers
    41 people
  7. 7. stop being scared of everything
    1 cheer
    28 people
  8. 8. travel
    9,238 people
  9. 9. Be emotionally independent
    36 people
  10. 10. find true love
    3,090 people
  11. 11. knit a pair of mittens
    1 cheer
    19 people
  12. 12. Find motivation
    105 people
  13. 13. learn Russian
    2,818 people
  14. 14. walk my dog more often
    66 people
  15. 15. Do NaNoWriMo
    689 people
  16. 16. be more realistic
    19 people
  17. 17. go on more road trips
    63 people
  18. 18. buy a gun
    129 people
  19. 19. clean my apartment
    367 people
  20. 20. get the hell out of Illinois
    5 people
  21. 21. stay straightedge forever
    4 people
  22. 22. learn more about astronomy
    59 people
  23. 23. sleep on a roof
    66 people
  24. 24. stop overreacting
    50 people
  25. 25. get an xvx tattoo
    1 person
  26. 26. plant a garden
    1 cheer
    2,097 people
  27. 27. stop lying
    984 people
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swim in the ocean
swimming in the ocean

i hate the ocean.

seas > lake michigan > ocean.


go out and have fun

I feel like I do this now on a regular enough basis that it no longer needs to be a goal. I have done so much dumb (ie, fun) shit in the past year. trufax!

get a job

did this a few times. NOT REALLY ALL THAT FUN. but i’ll do it again!

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