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 8 things

Dusoleil's Life List

  1. 1. be more social
    1 entry
    5,407 people
  2. 2. Learn three languages
    1 entry
    11 people
  3. 3. find myself
    2,105 people
  4. 4. be a "regular"
    8 people
  5. 5. study hard
    1 entry
    336 people
  6. 6. improve my speaking voice
    1 entry
    22 people
  7. 7. be healthy
    2,408 people
  8. 8. learn to cook. Really cook.
    1,689 people

How I did it
How to improve my posture
It took me
8 months
It made me

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redo my room
Complete re-do

Since I’m still in high school, I live with m y parents in the house I grew up in. My room I’d previously painted with them when I was around 5 or so: pink, white picket fence, flowers, starred ceiling, the whole nine yards. A little while ago, though, I got really, really tired of it. I gathered some ideas, colors, authentic (and real) nautical artifacts, like maps, lanterns, etc., from my uncle and aunt, and voila! A completely marine-themed room. Blue-grey with white trim and ceiling, large paintings and maps on the walls with a real ship’s wheel, and a lighthouse in the corner. I love it! It was totally worth doing.

improve my speaking voice
It's too flat

My speaking voice is very alto, and if I say something sarcastic, I could easily pass for a man. I hate it. I basically just want to make it more dynamic and use more tones and pitches when I talk. More buoyant than just a log. (I’m tired, the imagery is awful.)

study hard

I usually go through a period of slacking off almost 90% in third quarter… I really don’t want to do that this year, especially with the several AP exams I have to take. AP World History is my most difficult subject and I’m determined to get a 5 on it. (Let’s also hope the new school year enthusiasm doesn’t die as fast as it usually does… Or die at all.)

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