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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Catdancer76's Life List

  1. 1. make my home beautiful
    1 cheer
    37 people
  2. 2. Be a better friend
    1 entry
    6,275 people
  3. 3. build a zen garden
    18 people
  4. 4. build a rock garden
    1 cheer
    2 people
  5. 5. join a club
    175 people
  6. 6. learn to play chess
    1 cheer
    319 people
  7. 7. tan
    90 people
  8. 8. fly a kite
    637 people
  9. 9. walk on the beach
    47 people
  10. 10. swim with my boyfriend
    2 people
  11. 11. eat better food
    47 people
  12. 12. walk a half marathon
    27 people
  13. 13. Buy a House
    1 entry
    14,074 people
  14. 14. Become an expert cook
    7 people
  15. 15. stop and smell the roses
    87 people
  16. 16. rediscover the lost art of conversation
    2 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Open my heart
    50 people
  18. 18. buy pretty underwear
    1 entry
    23 people
  19. 19. live laugh love
    66 people
  20. 20. pray
    1 cheer
    299 people
  21. 21. make something out of my life
    7 people
  22. 22. grow tomatoes
    85 people
  23. 23. visit all 50 states
    1 cheer
    9,057 people
  24. 24. Let things go
    134 people
  25. 25. get a dog
    1 cheer
    3,997 people
  26. 26. write a blog
    356 people
  27. 27. follow a blog
    1 person
  28. 28. meet someone online
    4 people
  29. 29. create art
    235 people
  30. 30. plant bamboo
    10 people
  31. 31. take more time to breathe fresh air
    1 person
  32. 32. meditate a few moments every day
    1 person
  33. 33. light more candles
    2 cheers
    29 people
  34. 34. ice fish
    6 people
  35. 35. landscape my yard
    299 people
  36. 36. get curtains
    2 people
  37. 37. Learn a word a day
    52 people
  38. 38. watch Mad Men
    2 people
  39. 39. read the books I've been meaning to read
    2 people
  40. 40. live more sustainably
    26 people
  41. 41. whiten my teeth
    2,112 people
  42. 42. figure out what I want in a relationship.
    3 people
  43. 43. find my power animal
    271 people
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take a walk outside
a walk by the lake

today my boyfriend and I took a walk to the park impromtu. We walked along the lake walk, stopped to look at the water, the people fishing, the pool, the birds grasses and wildlife, and the sculptures in the park. Then we went to a friend’s house next door and had coffee. It was awesome. We have to do it again.

live abroad for a year
It will change the way you view the world forever

I lived abroad as an exchange student to Denmark in ‘91-’92, it still shapes who I am today! Any fellow YFUers out there?

Buy a House
Did anyone realize?

...that there are more people on here that want to “see the Northern Lights” than want to “buy a House”? 17,631 vs. 13,028

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