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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Caseyrae's Life List

  1. 1. Spend more time with my grandmother
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    58 people
  2. 2. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  3. 3. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  4. 4. learn the thriller dance
    1 cheer
    2,733 people
  5. 5. remember people's names
    344 people
  6. 6. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  7. 7. make poverty history
    212 people
  8. 8. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  9. 9. find a church that feels right to me
    2 cheers
    5 people
  10. 10. become a published writer
    1 cheer
    227 people
  11. 11. see the northern lights
    1 cheer
    19,115 people
  12. 12. discover amazing bands/music
    3 people
  13. 13. Be a cultural anthropologist
    3 people
  14. 14. visit every state in the U.S.
    639 people
  15. 15. Live in Boston
    138 people
  16. 16. Organize my family's photos
    1 person
  17. 17. spend an entire day watching the extended version of all three Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back-to-back
    1 cheer
    1,012 people
  18. 18. Take more pictures
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    15,312 people
  19. 19. Stop procrastinating about my health
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. Develop a budget and stick to it
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    6 people
  21. 21. Travel to Europe
    1 entry
    2,540 people
  22. 22. Cook more often
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    685 people
  23. 23. Wash my face every night before I go to sleep
    1 entry
    64 people
  24. 24. Start taking better care of my skin
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  25. 25. When I think something nice about someone, say it outloud to them
    3 cheers
    3 people
  26. 26. Keep my room clean
    1 entry
    2,637 people
  27. 27. Not be so hard on myself
    3 cheers
    52 people
  28. 28. Live in Chicago
    1 cheer
    233 people
  29. 29. memorize "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
    1 entry
    32 people
  30. 30. learn about wine
    840 people
  31. 31. Vote on American Idol on Tuesday April 24, 2007 (Idol Gives Back Special - Each time you call, sponsors will make a donation to Charity Projects Entertainment Fund to help children and young people in America and Africa)
    2 cheers
    1 person
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I had to stop thinking about being in shape as a chore. I hiked the Grand Canyon this summer and saw my body in a whole new way. The training I did was to help me accomplish a goal…not necessarily just to look good. I needed to be strong to survive the hike. When I did it, I felt so empowered! I’ve now rediscovered my love for all things outdoors and have made my “work-outs” based on activities and fun. Also, having a goal definitely helps! I’m doing my first bike race in a few weeks :)

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The great outdoors...

I have accomplished this goal and started spending more time outdoors! I made a commitment to hike the Grand Canyon this summer for charity. The training to prepare has gotten me outside and hiking. It’s been incredible and I feel fantastic!

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It’s awesome to get paid (obviously not much) and know that you’re doing something real to help others. I spent two years at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and it was well worth it.

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