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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Time to get back to practicing Swedish.

I'm doing 22 things

How I did it
How to watch the 2010 season of the Blackhawks
It took me
9 months
It made me

How to donate to charity
It took me
8 months
It made me

How to have "No Meat Week" 11/15-21/09
It took me
8 days
It made me
feel accomplished

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become fluent in another language (read all 2 entries…)

Hopefully this isn’t a decision I’ll regret. I figured I could learn Swedish faster than Japanese… you know, save the hardest for last.

become fluent in another language (read all 2 entries…)
Oh no, a decision!

For a while I’ve wanted to learn Swedish considering I want to visit Sweden and Finland in the near future, but mom brought up somewhat of a good point the other day: Since I’m going into business (?!), I should start with Japanese instead. I did, someday, want to visit Japan, therefore Japanese would have been my second choice.
I wanted to start with something “easy” to boost my confidence, therefore I wanted to learn Swedish first :DD hah! Japanese, with all those symbols, looks very complicated! And I hear sentence structure is very different from other languages.
Rosetta Stone is having a Father’s Day sale so I could get $100 off the 3 sets, but I can’t decide which one to buy!

surf in fiji (read all 2 entries…)
Money, money, money... mostly guessing

As of right now, plane tickets range from $1900-$3000+. Let’s estimate a new board at $300, found a $66/night hotel (my plan of 10 days is probably out the window…), so we’re looking at a $3000 to possibly $4000 trip for me alone. Yikes!

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