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 21 things

DesolateDan's Life List

  1. 1. see the northern lights
    1 entry
    19,115 people
  2. 2. play more guitar
    280 people
  3. 3. Find out who I really am
    165 people
  4. 4. Have a baby
    6,202 people
  5. 5. get a dog
    1 cheer
    3,997 people
  6. 6. be happy
    25,048 people
  7. 7. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  8. 8. bodyboard
    1 entry
    5 people
  9. 9. find a desert island
    1 entry
    3 people
  10. 10. write a love letter
    1 entry
    188 people
  11. 11. be more healthy
    1 entry
    275 people
  12. 12. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    1 entry
    7,414 people
  13. 13. visit Amsterdam (again) this summer
    2 people
  14. 14. join the police force
    21 people
  15. 15. love and be loved
    1 entry
    2,618 people
  16. 16. figure out where home is
    1 entry
    130 people
  17. 17. get married
    1 entry
    21,332 people
  18. 18. travel around the world
    1 entry
    5,208 people
  19. 19. be a great lover
    1 entry
    32 people
  20. 20. have better posture
    1 entry
    7,978 people
  21. 21. Visit Las Vegas
    304 people

How I did it
How to join a band
It took me
50 days
It made me

Recent entries
join a band (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve done 4 proper gigs so far with 2 bands, and joined in on a few songs here and there with my bro’s band. Good times! When the singer gets back from his travels, we’ll start gigging again. :-)

get my driving licence

Do it! I can’t imagine another single thing thatcan potentially give so much freedom. My life would be so different if I didn’t drive. No job, couldn’t see friends, couldn’t travel etc. Everyone should learn to drive.

do a bungee jump in New Zealand

Did the K Bridge (tandem), and the ledge over Queenstown itself in the dark – both were awesome. Was supposed to do the Nevis High Wire, but it was too windy! You get a special deal if you book all three at once – works out much cheaper. The ledge over Queenstown is slightly different in that you are strapped by your waist, so you don’t get the headache afterwards and can do somersaults if you want!

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