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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Work for Microsoft
It was fun

I wanted my life back so I left but working on Windows was still a great experience. Definitely worth doing!



work for amazon
Still doing it and having fun

Working at Amazon is a blast. You should come and try it. :-)



Visit Alaska (read all 2 entries…)
Untitled

This was a phantastic trip. A lot do see, a lot to do. See 43places.com for more detail.



visit paris
Untitled

Very much worth doing. When I still lived in Europe I went to Paris at least once every year in late Spring. Nothing like sitting in a cafe, not worrying about anything but just being there.



Get a digital SLR camera
I think so

I got a Digital Rebel a week back. Still learning how to use it, but so far things look great. Next in line: Get a better lense …



See Sin City
*I* like it

Have seen it twice by now. Very artistic, very gory. Certainly not for everyone, but definitely for ME. :D



spend more time with my son
This goes without saying

The best thing you can give your kid is time. It is hard, there is so much egoistic life to be lived. But they grow up. So fast. Too fast.



get married
Best thing ever!

If you found your soulmate (like I did), this is the best thing you will do in your life!



travel the world
Backpack around the world

I always planned to travel around the world for at least 6 months after my graduation. It did not work out that way. Took a job and, at least, moved to another country after a few years. So maybe I completed part of this goal. But it still needs to be done! There is nothing better than experiencing other countries and cultures. Even if you are just a visitor.



live in seattle
One of the best places to be

Moved here from Germany. Have been living here for the last 5 years.



Drive across the USA
Weird!But worth it

I went from Baltimore to Seattle, going through New York, down to Virgina, West Virgina and then West. Up through Nebraska, Illinois and the Dakotas. I have met interesting, weird, great, nice, beautiful and ugly people. Rednecks, Liberals, and everything in between.



go to E3
Done this and will do it again

Sensory Overload! But SO worth it. Great experience to share with friends!



Buy a House
A great thing to do

Our own space for my wife, my son and me. A backyard to play, bbq, relax. Definitely worth doing!



Visit Alaska (read all 2 entries…)
Going to Alaska this summer

This summer I am going to Alaska with my dad. We will rent an RV and stay for almost two weeks. He has been talking about going to Alaska all his life and we finally get to do it. He will come over to the Westcoast from Germany and then we go. A real father-son trip. Yay!



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