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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Ellie Cas




I'm doing 8 things
 

How I did it
How to become fluent in spanish
It took me
9 months
It made me
Can't remember.


How to surf
It took me
3 days
It made me
Thrilled


How to become a vegetarian
It took me
5 weeks
It made me
Proud of myself.


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List 100 Qualities I look for in a Guy (read all 2 entries…)
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I repeated 8 and 15, so here is 15:

15. Spontaneous: I don’t like repetition or routine. I like the thrill of not knowing what’s going to happen next. And I want to live in that thrill all my life.

Now the others:

21. Protectiveness: You know, I’m a big, independent girl. But being spoiled and taken-care of isn’t that bad. I like that desperate, selfless hero role some guys take. It’s a turn-on.

22. Trust: They say trust is the foundation of every relationship. I need to know that I can come home and be me safely. And feel at peace and stuff.

23. Education: He must go to college or already have a degree. If he decides to work in a music store or a library or waiting tables in a coffee after that, whatever. As long as he went to college. I’m sorry, but education just changes people.

24. Visionary: I need someone with a big mind. I want to be always wondering whatever he is going to come up with.

25. Animal person: I am a vegetarian, and I volunteer in shelters. So I need someone who loves and respects animal. I don’t ask for a vegetarian guy, I ask for someone who believes animals are living beings equal to us that deserve respect and love.

26. Romance: I hate tacky, pink all-flowery romance. But a nice, long letter in our anniversary and chocolates or a stolen flower undo me. Pretty words, a walk on the beach. You get the picture.

27. Humanism: I define it like the capability of being a person that the world needs. That he has a conscience to enhance society and to keep culture and all that stuff. That’s important to me.

28. Class: I don’t need Mr. Darcy, a Versailles duke or even an XVIII century gentleman. I need someone who knows when not to swear, not to use those disgusting words referring to sex, women, bodily functions or money. That he can use a fork and a knife, not burping, not… You know, just someone who knows what class and elegance is about, and be comfortable with it.

29. Confidence: I can’t stand insecure, self-conscious people. I’m bold, crazy and free. I don’t care about what people say of me, and I want that in a partner.

30. Height: He MUST be taller than me, meaning he has to be at least 5’8 feet. Because I measure 5’3 ft. If he is even taller, the better.



Write why I enjoyed everyday for a year. (read all 2 entries…)
July 21th

So, this is like a diary, I have observed.

Today My mom got me up really early, and we went to the nearest city’s market. We bought loads of fruits and fresh stuff. I didn’t fight mum but I got mad for a while because she was being really unpleasant. Or maybe I was.

Overall, I enjoyed it.

I came home, and left like five minutes later to the main city, where I found a friend and an acquaintance. We walked, went for an ice cream, and then one of them left, and my friend and I left for some fries.

We sat in the boulevard and did some photography. A wizard came by and did an amazing trick. And then an man came by and started talking with us. It was really interesting.

He was a Colombian artist, and a sea merchandiser that was in vacations, and he knew about anthropology and about modern art and politics. He asked for our numbers and then I gave him mine.

I gave my number to a stranger.

Well, I came home and told mum and she was just laughing at me. Telling how naive I was, and then it was all good.

Generally the day made me happy, so I have no complaints. Yay!



Write why I enjoyed everyday for a year. (read all 2 entries…)
July 20th

So, today I start this. Yesterday was the first day I intended to write, but I got home and actually fell asleep.

I went to a friend’s place to babysit. His mom has this place, and she takes care of a lot of the cutest toddlers I’ve seen. I played with them, and had loads of fun watching them singing and stuff. So effin’ cute.

After that we went to talk, I met his sister who is really nice, and then we went to the mall. We ate a huge banana split that I had craved for for days! And we went to do stupid in campus, then around campus posting up fliers for his friends’ band and then for a coffee.

He never drinks, but he ordered a hazelnut mocha. Which has a little bit of booze. And he got happy.

It was DAMN funny. And then I came home in the bus talking to this mr whose name I can’t remember but I do remember that he teaches guitar for a living. How awesome.

And of course Pet made me happy. She ALWAYS make me happy. Awww ♥



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