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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CrazilySane's Life List

  1. 1. Concentrate on one set of concrete goals and make it happen!
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. get my bachelor's degree
    428 people
  3. 3. study psychology
    1 cheer
    293 people
  4. 4. Do at least one of the following every day: Self-care, do something different, do something productive, socialize, relaxation, exercise, journal, work on mental health sheets/wellness plan
    24 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  5. 5. get my drivers license
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    5,140 people
  6. 6. Start running and keep on running
    9 entries . 1 cheer
    94 people
  7. 7. exercise more
    2 entries
    5,636 people
  8. 8. Do 43 things i've never done before!
    22 entries . 4 cheers
    23 people
  9. 9. study abroad
    1 cheer
    2,532 people
  10. 10. get a masters degree
    2 cheers
    2,999 people
  11. 11. go rock climbing
    845 people
  12. 12. try geocaching
    176 people
  13. 13. dance more
    3 cheers
    1,127 people
  14. 14. learn jujutsu and/or kickboxing
    1 person
  15. 15. start eating healthier
    2 cheers
    89 people
  16. 16. meditate more
    650 people
  17. 17. stargaze more often
    9 people
  18. 18. Watch more sunrises and sunsets
    3 cheers
    8 people
  19. 19. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 cheer
    21,500 people
  20. 20. blindly pick a place on a map and visit it
    15 people
  21. 21. travel across canada
    1 cheer
    136 people
  22. 22. travel the world
    2 cheers
    21,175 people
  23. 23. stop biting my nails
    2 cheers
    7,260 people
  24. 24. work because I like to, not because I have to
    1 cheer
    3,457 people
  25. 25. To live instead of exist
    1 cheer
    11,477 people
  26. 26. reinvent myself
    2 cheers
    425 people
  27. 27. attend a Renaissance fair and dress up
    3 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. spend 30 minutes cleaning every day
    1 person
  29. 29. read all the books I own but haven't read
    1 cheer
    59 people
  30. 30. accomplish 101 things in 1001 days
    2 cheers
    66 people
  31. 31. be financially responsible
    1 entry
    91 people
  32. 32. wake up early
    1 cheer
    748 people

How I did it
How to go to a concert
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to travel more
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to unpack all my boxes
It took me
2 days
It made me
feel amazing!

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Recent entries
study philosophy
Haven't given up...

I’m university now, and while philosophy isn’t my major, I’ve decided to minor in philosophy – and I’m loving it! I almost wish I could major in it, but I don’t think it’s practical enough. But I’m glad I decided to take a philosophy class in highschool to discover how much I enjoyed it and was interested in it… so far my two philosophy classes this year are my favourites!

I’m marking this as complete instead of “given up” since I’m still technically studying it!

go to university (read all 2 entries…)

Woohoo!! I’ve been accepted into my first choice for university!! I start this Fall. Now all what I need to do in order to complete this goal is WAIT.

That, and try to muster up as much financial aid as I can beforehand! I’ve applied to three scholarships so far. I have great marks, but I’m not sure how many scholarships I’ll be eligible for since I’ve been attending an adult high school that allowed you to do credits at your own pace (so I’m technically not full-time, I guess). I need to finish up my letters in order to apply to some bursaries, though – hopefully I can make my case clearly and passionately enough in order to win some of them. Only time will tell!!

I’m going to university this year? AWESOME!! ;)

Concentrate on one set of concrete goals and make it happen! (read all 4 entries…)
Goal: Start university and complete my Bachelor's degree

With high school finished, I can now put my energy towards achieving my next big goal – completing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I’ve been accepted into university for this Fall, and I’ve been going through the motions of trying to apply for scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid.

I’m nervous, but I’ve already proven to myself that I can accomplish huge dreams. I never thought that I would feel the way I do now in life, in terms of being able to cope much better with my depression. I never thought that I would be able to finish my high school – to actually go back and sit through the daily grind of doing all of the work that was needed of me.

It’s time to focus on university. It’s going to be hard, but I have a foundation of success and support behind me. I can do this!

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