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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I'm doing 30 things

Cavale's Life List

  1. 1. suck dick for coke
    2 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. own my own business
    1,694 people
  3. 3. be happy
    2 cheers
    25,048 people
  4. 4. get a job
    12,585 people
  5. 5. grow my own food
    1 cheer
    570 people
  6. 6. pierce my eyebrow
    1 entry
    135 people
  7. 7. get muscles
    58 people
  8. 8. Save money
    16,491 people
  9. 9. learn poi
    1 cheer
    180 people
  10. 10. get rid of everything I don't need
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    133 people
  11. 11. buy a scooter
    124 people
  12. 12. learn how to drive stick-shift
    4,442 people
  13. 13. go to europe
    1 cheer
    2,712 people
  14. 14. travel the world
    21,175 people
  15. 15. learn to cook
    10,169 people
  16. 16. live in a commune
    1 entry
    142 people
  17. 17. raise chickens
    1 cheer
    198 people
  18. 18. have babies
    555 people
  19. 19. live in San Francisco
    384 people
  20. 20. Study Photography
    357 people
  21. 21. attend the burning man festival
    4 cheers
    274 people
  22. 22. get corrective eye surgery or lasik
    1,071 people
  23. 23. get laser hair removal
    482 people
  24. 24. learn french
    12,884 people
  25. 25. go to college
    4,488 people
  26. 26. get a pixie cut
    1 cheer
    22 people
  27. 27. compose a song
    296 people
  28. 28. go to New York
    2,169 people
  29. 29. listen to the universe
    1 entry
    4 people
  30. 30. Make a pettiskirt
    3 people

How I did it
How to get a tattoo
It took me
2 years
It made me
feel pretty

How to stop cutting
It took me
2 months
It made me

How to poop in the woods
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
grossed out

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get rid of everything I don't need (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve made a bit of progress. My boyfriend and I reduced our possessions to the size of the back of a Mazda Protege. I got rid of all of my clothes save for one storage bin full (well and a bit of my boyfriend’s bin as well). Shoe-wise, I’m down to one pair of flip flops, one pair of sneakers, and one pair of rope sandals. We kept all our camping gear, blankets, and two pillows. I have three hula hoops, my computer, and all my art and sewing supplies.

I haven’t missed anything yet.

get rid of everything I don't need (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve gone from a Hyundai Tiburon full of stuff, to a one bedroom apartment full of stuff, to a two bedroom apartment full of stuff, to one big bedroom worth of stuff, to one tiny bedroom worth of stuff.

I hope to get back down to a carload worth of stuff, at which point I’ll hit the road.

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