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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AleksAleksAleks3323's Life List

  1. 1. say rawr to 43 people
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. Get straight A's and B's
    2 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. be a better student
    202 people
  4. 4. work harder in school
    1 entry
    72 people
  5. 5. do 3 pullups
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. have a flat stomach
    2,362 people
  7. 7. Get a lap top
    11 people
  8. 8. Study in Germany
    2 cheers
    19 people
  9. 9. get a tattoo
    1 cheer
    21,913 people
  10. 10. run 2 miles non-stop
    2 people
  11. 11. skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  12. 12. not miss any days of school
    2 people
  13. 13. bungee jump
    3,927 people
  14. 14. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  15. 15. practice ashtanga
    17 people
  16. 16. live in Germany
    192 people
  17. 17. help save the world
    15 people
  18. 18. go to Africa and other poor countries to help children and other people in need
    3 people
  19. 19. meet a lot of bands
    1 person
  20. 20. climb Mt. Everest
    262 people
  21. 21. climb K2
    29 people
  22. 22. drop, push or launch gummy bears from 43 high places
    1 cheer
    11 people
  23. 23. Raise my grades
    1 cheer
    64 people
  24. 24. Own a Ferrari or Lamborghini
    1 person
  25. 25. create a list of 100 must-read books and read them.
    1,074 people
  26. 26. see Bright Eyes in concert
    1 cheer
    74 people
  27. 27. nurture my relationship with my mother in spite of our differences
    1 cheer
    2 people
  28. 28. clean out everything from my room that I don't need
    18 people
  29. 29. be part of a major international event/project
    8 people
  30. 30. post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)
    357 people
  31. 31. post random questions and see if anyone answers them :)
    1 person
  32. 32. Be a member of an audience in a TV show.
    14 people
  33. 33. be able to bench press my body weight
    68 people
  34. 34. Sing at a wedding.
    15 people
  35. 35. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  36. 36. get a new camera
    1 cheer
    100 people
  37. 37. Go to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
    11 people
  38. 38. use only natural & organic products for cleaning & beauty
    6 people
  39. 39. pay more attention in class
    37 people
  40. 40. Go cliffdiving
    22 people
  41. 41. be an exchange student
    148 people
  42. 42. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  43. 43. go on walks at least 3 days a week
    1 person

How I did it
How to worry less, stress less
It took me
4 years
It made me

How to drink more water
It took me
2 months
It made me
happy and better

How to earn and save more money
It took me
6 weeks
It made me

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Recent entries
work harder in school
Be A Better Student

I really want to prove to my parents that I can do good in school. I ahte doing homework and I have a hard time paying attenyion in class. I have never been on the Honor Roll of any school. This is my freshman year in high school and I really want to make myself feel good and make my parents happy. I want to be a good student more that anything. Everytime I try to end up giving up. Help! [[ the pic is a chalkboard war ]]

be more me
be more me then I show people

I don’t completely show people the real me. just part of the real me. I’m kinda afraid to show people the full on crazy and fun personality of Aleks [[me]].

lose wieght

so I used to be really skinny. people say I still am. but I don’t think I am. I was majorly anorexic this summer and lost a lot of weight. then after getting in major trouble, I was sent to live with my aunt and uncle for a month in Florida. (I live in Colorado). I was kinda forced to eat. I gained weight. Which made me freak out cuz I’m afraid of gaining weight. So since then, I’ve had this weird eating pattern. Actually, it’s not really a pattern cuz you never know when I’m going to eat, how much I’ll eat, for how long I’ll eat, or when I’ll try to starve myself. I do have an eating disorder and I am trying to deal with it. But I’m trying to lose the weight I gained so I can think I’m skinny and pretty again.


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