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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Rachel's Life List

  1. 1. Make love in the rain on my car
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. become a bartender
    1 cheer
    274 people
  3. 3. start practicing yoga again
    14 people
  4. 4. weigh 140 lbs again
    3 people
  5. 5. watch, read, or listen to all of Shakespeare's plays
    1 entry
    101 people
  6. 6. learn to snowboard
    1 entry
    2,573 people
  7. 7. get my passport
    390 people
  8. 8. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  9. 9. get a kittie
    1 person
  10. 10. learn to play the guitar
    1 entry
    13,736 people
  11. 11. Find a hobby
    785 people
  12. 12. Marry Jacky
    2 entries
    1 person
  13. 13. shave my head
    1 cheer
    929 people
  14. 14. Take Jacky to Charleston!
    1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. design, build, and retire in my tree house
    2 cheers
    3 people
  16. 16. get a job i love
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    929 people
  17. 17. grow my hair till it stops growing
    1 cheer
    4 people
  18. 18. visit all 50 states
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    9,057 people
  19. 19. Donate my hair to locks of love
    1 cheer
    277 people
  20. 20. have dreadlocks
    1 entry
    68 people
  21. 21. Donate blood
    2,847 people
  22. 22. Take a cruise.
    610 people
  23. 23. write my autobiography
    581 people
  24. 24. learn to swing dance
    1,159 people
  25. 25. do a one-arm pushup
    17 people
  26. 26. Visit The Farm
    4 people
  27. 27. Believe that I am beautiful
    27 people
  28. 28. see ani difranco live
    18 people
  29. 29. clean my room
    2,793 people
  30. 30. know my blood type
    179 people
  31. 31. visit the seven wonders of the world
    1 cheer
    123 people
  32. 32. Fist my girlfriend
    1 person
  33. 33. Walk from Portugal to Norway
    1 person
  34. 34. take better care of my feet
    43 people
  35. 35. Write a happy song
    12 people
  36. 36. have toned arms and abs
    5 people
  37. 37. get to the point that I know my body is in the best shape it can be
    1 person
  38. 38. get a college degree
    409 people
  39. 39. become an Citizen of England
    3 people
  40. 40. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  41. 41. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  42. 42. water fast
    66 people
Recent entries
have dreadlocks
getting closer...

Well I talked to a girl that I work with that does hair, and she said it would probably be easiest to start with my hair like it is (its about even with my shoulder blades) so she is going to look into finding somone who could start them for me… we shall see soon!

Marry Jacky (read all 2 entries…)

I decided over the past week or so that I am going to propose to Jacky on Christmas Eve while we are staying at the Hilton. I’m going to buy a plain silver band and have something engraved on it for her engagement ring.

get a job i love

I think I really need to do this soon… I don’t know how much longer I can take waiting tables when my bosses are worse than my customers… I guess if I can make it through the holidays, I’ll be ok…

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