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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AlloAlba's Life List

  1. 1. perfect the transatlantic accent
    1 cheer
    2 people
  2. 2. visit copenhagen
    39 people
  3. 3. kiss a stranger on the street
    2 people
  4. 4. love myself
    5,147 people
  5. 5. learn to like wine
    30 people
  6. 6. intern for this american life
    1 person
  7. 7. be an eloquent speaker
    6 people
  8. 8. learn to speak Portuguese
    177 people
  9. 9. carry a baby panda in the China Zoo
    1 person
  10. 10. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  11. 11. learn to play an instrument
    1,413 people
  12. 12. Display my art in a public setting
    16 people
  13. 13. Move to San Fransisco
    14 people
  14. 14. postcross some postcards
    5 people
  15. 15. take a pottery class
    410 people
  16. 16. Volunteer
    5,550 people
  17. 17. graffitti
    11 people
  18. 18. have a whirlwind romance
    1 cheer
    4 people
  19. 19. get a visible tattoo
    1 person
  20. 20. ride my bike to work
    122 people
  21. 21. connect
    33 people
  22. 22. Always look polished
    2 people
  23. 23. be more disciplined
    383 people
  24. 24. be in a zombie movie
    1 entry
    7 people
  25. 25. Learn to do the Russian shuffle
    1 person
  26. 26. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 cheer
    21,500 people
  27. 27. talk less when i have nothing to say, listen more
    2 people
  28. 28. never apologize for being me
    688 people
  29. 29. be more offline
    4 people
  30. 30. become a photographer
    1 entry
    1,261 people
  31. 31. get to know interesting people
    2 people
  32. 32. become a travel writer
    1 entry
    98 people
  33. 33. teach ESL
    41 people
  34. 34. remember my epiphanies and get much better about writing them down, following up by translating them into effective stories
    3 people
  35. 35. stop acting like a talking-person and evolve into a doing-person
    1 cheer
    2 people
  36. 36. eat only when i'm hungry
    42 people
  37. 37. have a tea party
    198 people
  38. 38. Grow my hair out
    1,805 people
  39. 39. travel the world
    21,175 people
  40. 40. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  41. 41. do more yoga
    771 people
  42. 42. Get a short story published
    76 people

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be in a zombie movie

I have always wanted to be in one but I have no idea how to get into one!! Any tips..?

become a photographer

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time but I don’t feel like I’m good enough yet. I want to start selling them and be more daring with my subjects. I really want to make something out of this because I love it. Any suggestions?

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