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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Calaintheclouds's Life List

  1. 1. Learn another language
    1 entry
    4,246 people
  2. 2. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  3. 3. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  4. 4. Stop comparing myself to other people
    715 people
  5. 5. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  6. 6. Grow my hair out
    1 entry
    1,805 people
  7. 7. join a sorority
    1 entry
    99 people
  8. 8. Stop picking my lips
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    227 people
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Stop picking my lips

I have had this problem for about 5 years now, since 8th grade! Every day I would pick all the skin off my bottom lip and the little part of the top lip that sticks out. I would do this until it bled, but then got more subtle with it, getting my fingers at specific layers. Now if I leave my lips alone for a few days, the skin will grow back all hard and gross so that I will bite/peel/pick do whatever to make them feel somewhat normal again. It’s totally gross and I can’t stop. The sad thing is, being large and Angelina Jolie-y, my lips would be my favorite feature if not for this disorder. And chapstick, in my experience, only makes it worse!

join a sorority

Me? Sorority girl? Yeah right. That has always been my attitude up until this point. The more I think about it though, the more I want it, especially with my boyfriend in a frat. I’m not quite sure if I fit into that crowd though (which I am proud of, to an extent). Anyway, we will see how it goes come rush time.

Grow my hair out

I think this goal goes with one of Never Listening to My Mother’s Hair Advice Again! Boy does it always end in disaster.

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