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 11 things
 

GoddessLena's Life List

  1. 1. lose 15 pounds
    1 entry
    3,477 people
  2. 2. Have a threesome
    1 entry
    942 people
  3. 3. encourage my boyfriend more
    1 entry
    1 person
  4. 4. make love more often
    130 people
  5. 5. get out of debt
    12,268 people
  6. 6. learn to cook exotic food
    5 people
  7. 7. be healthy
    1 cheer
    2,409 people
  8. 8. stop holding grudges
    125 people
  9. 9. learn hebrew
    963 people
  10. 10. Get revenge by living well.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    27 people
  11. 11. Get a new job
    1 entry
    1,991 people
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go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
Everyone should do this!

Did this when I was 19, the summer after my first (and last) year at the local Community College. It was incredible fun, had a lot of amazing experiences, met a lot of amazing people, saw a lot of amazing stuff. We started in San Francisco, where my road trip buddy was going to college, drove to Oregon, through much of Northern California, although it was pretty much unplanned. It was great, I highly recommend it!



learn to drive
I don't do this much anymore, but still worth it!

This was totally worth doing, although it was hard as heck! I failed the drive test a whopping SIX TIMES!!! It was just very hard for me, and my family was fairly unsupportive in helping me learn. I’m glad I got my license, it made living in California bearable, even if I don’t drive much now that I live in a city with decent public transport. A lot of employers check to see if you have a license, assuming that means you’re responsible (soooo rediculous!), and it’s nice to be able to rent a car when I go on vacation. So, very worth it!



Get a new job
Must.Find.New.Job.

My current job is driving me crazy. It’s very depressing and in a very negative company. It’s time to move on, but I find it hard to send out resumes, etc, while working the hours I do and commuting as long as I do. Ugh. I guess I just need some extra encouragement.



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