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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is packing her world away... my, does it compress down easily!

I'm doing 35 things

Jen's Life List

  1. 1. Write a will
    2 cheers
    758 people
  2. 2. invest in a little black dress
    4 cheers
    19 people
  3. 3. exude optimism
    5 cheers
    8 people
  4. 4. drink more water
    1 cheer
    20,173 people
  5. 5. Stop caring what other people think of me
    5 cheers
    4,658 people
  6. 6. get rid of all my clutter
    3 cheers
    1,098 people
  7. 7. Get the muscle strength to lift and carry my boyfriend
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. meditate more
    2 cheers
    650 people
  9. 9. Write a wish... tie to a balloon... let it go
    1 cheer
    135 people
  10. 10. Enter a meaningful relationship
    2 cheers
    2 people
  11. 11. understand myself
    1 cheer
    422 people
  12. 12. let go of the need for external validation
    2 cheers
    8 people
  13. 13. Own only the clothes and shoes that make me feel great
    12 cheers
    65 people
  14. 14. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  15. 15. get married, stay married, and live happily ever after
    1 cheer
    1,898 people
  16. 16. feel pretty
    1 cheer
    378 people
  17. 17. be a successful composer
    2 cheers
    3 people
  18. 18. learn how to drive stick-shift
    1 cheer
    4,442 people
  19. 19. stop procrastinating
    8 cheers
    30,441 people
  20. 20. finish my scrapbook
    354 people
  21. 21. take more photographs
    1 cheer
    1,729 people
  22. 22. Build a Theremin.
    2 cheers
    115 people
  23. 23. Finish what I start
    3 cheers
    4,026 people
  24. 24. write a book
    31,381 people
  25. 25. listen to every song I have in my iTunes library
    1 cheer
    1 person
  26. 26. have a flat stomach
    2 cheers
    2,362 people
  27. 27. learn yoga
    1 cheer
    3,012 people
  28. 28. Write and record an album
    1 cheer
    268 people
  29. 29. find the love of my life
    1,051 people
  30. 30. Make croissants from scratch
    2 cheers
    8 people
  31. 31. become a professor
    312 people
  32. 32. catalog my library
    1 cheer
    53 people
  33. 33. make sushi
    2 cheers
    227 people
  34. 34. learn how to roll my Rs
    2 cheers
    327 people
  35. 35. Travel to every state in the United States
    86 people

How I did it
How to get a masters degree
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to donate to KIVA
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to donate to charity
It took me
3 days
It made me

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Recent entries
Donate to charity

I decided that I have way too much stuff (surprise!) and that letting lots of the trinkets and smaller stuffed animals go that I don’t really care about was the right thing to do. I also threw in some older electronics and clothing that I knew wouldn’t be useful to me anymore. I went to a Salvation Army, dropped them off, and don’t miss a thing!

Build a cat tree for my cat

Actually, I made if for my little sister’s cat. He’s still afraid of it, though. ;p

Go to a Radiohead concert (read all 2 entries…)

08/08/08! Besides the killer date, this concert was very, very pretty and totally worth it. Go! Team and Girl Talk beforehand helped up the ante, too!

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