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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Anni__'s Life List

  1. 1. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  2. 2. Eating healthier and always drinking enough
    1 entry
    1 person
  3. 3. Drive across the USA
    2,142 people
  4. 4. Sell my unwanted books and other items
    200 people
  5. 5. Skydive
    11,428 people
  6. 6. get a job
    12,585 people
  7. 7. drink more tea
    339 people
  8. 8. Get straight A
    19 people
  9. 9. Get a nickname people will actually call me by
    311 people
  10. 10. become a morning person.
    1 entry
    1,487 people
  11. 11. learn french
    12,884 people
  12. 12. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  13. 13. save someone's life
    1,097 people
  14. 14. Donate blood
    2,847 people
  15. 15. become less chaotic
    1 person
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Eating healthier and always drinking enough
Day 1

Realizing that you should probably eat healthier is not the most original thing to do at the beginning of the year, but it’s really, really important to me. I’ve spent the last year mostly being ill, on and off. I’ve had so many colds that I have lost track. I credit this to the fact that I mostly don’t go grocery shopping, but rather eat out or eat pizza or spaghetti, which somehow, miraculously, does not seem to give me enough vitamins to resist those evil little viruses.
Furthermore I don’t drink enough. I never have, but it’s becoming more of a problem as I grow older. There are days that I feel miserable and sick. And I always have chapped lips, which I can’t do much about with chapsticks or all others known remedies. Maybe drinking more will get me through the winter without someone noting that I should look into buying a chapstick. Pretty please?

I will now go shopping and it’ll be heavy on the vegetable side of things. I’ll probably have my beloved spaghetti, but I’ll mix it up with some real, delicious tomatoes and bell peppers. Maybe Wednesday should be my new healthy grocery shopping day?

become a morning person.
The starting point

theoretically I am not any kind of person, I just really love to sleep. As I am getting older, I am realizing that my body needs 8-10 hours of sleep, otherwise I won’t be very well rested. I don’t peak either in the morning or in the evening, but I really have to get up in the morning and get going to have a productive day ahead of me. If I stay up late and then get up at 11am, I won’t spend the day being my best self.
My goal is to always get up in the morning, even if I don’t have an appointment/ lecture/ life-changing meeting. Just to get a routine and a more normal life.

What I have done to achieve this goal? I got a really awesome alarm clock for christmas. Wish me luck.


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