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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I'm doing 39 things

BacanBan's Life List

  1. 1. master the hula hoop
    97 people
  2. 2. learn german
    5,480 people
  3. 3. get a flat stomach
    1,087 people
  4. 4. exercise regularly
    1 cheer
    10,853 people
  5. 5. stop biting my nails
    1 cheer
    7,260 people
  6. 6. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  7. 7. buy a car
    1 cheer
    3,467 people
  8. 8. take care of my skin
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    259 people
  9. 9. become fit and healthy
    506 people
  10. 10. get rid of all the clothes I don't wear anymore
    6 people
  11. 11. save
    156 people
  12. 12. read Wuthering Heights
    1 cheer
    30 people
  13. 13. improve my balance
    1 cheer
    28 people
  14. 14. Get physical – exercise for thirty minutes three times a week.
    2 people
  15. 15. update my CV
    1 cheer
    62 people
  16. 16. Finish what I start
    2 cheers
    4,026 people
  17. 17. practice better time management.
    1 cheer
    276 people
  18. 18. become neater
    1 entry
    4 people
  19. 19. learn to drive
    1 entry
    6,739 people
  20. 20. be more self confident
    162 people
  21. 21. learn to dance
    1 cheer
    7,160 people
  22. 22. organise my room
    39 people
  23. 23. bake more cakes
    1 cheer
    26 people
  24. 24. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  25. 25. Volunteer
    1 cheer
    5,550 people
  26. 26. learn sign language
    8,503 people
  27. 27. learn how to shuffle cards
    56 people
  28. 28. write a short story.
    1,176 people
  29. 29. learn origami
    1 cheer
    406 people
  30. 30. care less about what other people think
    44 people
  31. 31. own a three storey house
    1 entry
    1 person
  32. 32. learn to walk in heels
    332 people
  33. 33. Identify What I'm Good At
    1 cheer
    1 person
  34. 34. organise my clothes
    4 people
  35. 35. Learn how to apply makeup
    2 cheers
    29 people
  36. 36. learn to ice skate
    549 people
  37. 37. develop superpowers
    1 cheer
    8 people
  38. 38. Read the Game of Thrones Series
    2 cheers
    2 people
  39. 39. do yoga
    2,361 people

How I did it
How to keep a diary
It took me
8 months
It made me

How to study for my exams
It took me
14 days
It made me

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own a three storey house

I really love three story houses and I can’t explain why. Whenever i see one, i just think they look great. It’ll be a long time before i reach this goal but I know that I will eventually. I’m very specific about my rules for it too. Like it doesn’t count if it’s an attic extension, it needs an attic over the top story to count.Though I’ll count basements if they’re done properly. I just really love them.

become neater
Getting better

I’m forcing myself to clean up after myself as i move about the house. Im also getting in the habit of hanging up my clothes at night instead of just leaving them on a chair or the floor. It’s sometimes hard to do, but i’m determined to keep going until it becomes second nature to me.

take care of my skin
Daily Face Cleansing.

I bought the new neutrogena wave duo and have been using it on my face every day. Ive found that my skin is nicer and better looking. Im going to try and keep up my daily cleansing even if i try another product as i like the difference it is making.

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