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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GorgeousTear's Life List

  1. 1. learn how to drive stick-shift
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    4,442 people
  2. 2. always be true to myself
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    27 people
  3. 3. make a difference, help someone if only just one person, live life to the fullest
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    3 people
  4. 4. share a coffin with my soulmate
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    1 person
  5. 5. dance naked under a full moon
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    4 people
  6. 6. learn to ballroom dance
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    825 people
  7. 7. eat healthy
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    3,765 people
  8. 8. Plant and raise a garden that has an abundance of flowers,fruit and vegetables
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    2 people
  9. 9. earn the respect of others
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    3 people
  10. 10. Go skydiving
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    7,881 people
  11. 11. travel through time
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    64 people
  12. 12. model, personifying beauty for a thousand cameras
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    1 person
  13. 13. appreciate my surroundings
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    3 people
  14. 14. travel to every corner of the world
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    5 people
  15. 15. write and finish a story worth telling
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    1 person
  16. 16. have a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast
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    18 people
  17. 17. stop biting my fingernails
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    622 people
  18. 18. learn to speak and write at least five languages fluently
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    2 people
  19. 19. get in a fist fight
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    77 people
  20. 20. to understand why I feel the way I do
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    1 person
  21. 21. to find the words that can express how I truly feel
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    1 person
  22. 22. find myself, know myself and then be myself
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    329 people
  23. 23. finish everything I start
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    73 people
  24. 24. learn something from all my experiences in life
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    1 person
  25. 25. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,500 people
  26. 26. learn more about religions
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    10 people
  27. 27. stop procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  28. 28. read faster
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    219 people
  29. 29. get my tongue pierced
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    659 people
  30. 30. have the strength and courage to overcome my past and present problems
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    1 person
  31. 31. be more patient
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    3,252 people
  32. 32. write more poetry
    8 entries . 3 cheers
    956 people
  33. 33. lose 15 pounds
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    3,472 people
  34. 34. complain less
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    1,203 people
  35. 35. Spend a week in a garden forgetting myself and remembering things that haven't happened
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    2 people
  36. 36. (always) want the best for others at any given moment
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    2 people
  37. 37. see all Johnny Depp Movies
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    36 people
  38. 38. Eliminate my gag reflex
    4 people
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see all Johnny Depp Movies (read all 2 entries…)
Cry Baby

So…that movie was completely ridiculous and made Johnny Depp look like an ass.
At least he sang a lot better in Sweeney Todd, imho.
Hatchetface and the slutty girl were by FAR my favourite characters because they seemed to have fun with their roles; everyone else seemed so fake and really stretched out the cliches. Perhaps they meant it to be that awkward and mocking of other Grease-like musicals, but I don’t plan on seeing it again.

learn to speak and write at least five languages fluently
Apparently I'll be teaching myself

I really prefer learning a language, especially the beginnings from a person who has lived in a country where it’s the first/main language and who speaks it fluently. However, my school fails at having a decent modern languages department and doesn’t even teach Russian, which I want to learn the Cyrillic alphabet with. I guess I’ll just buy workbooks or listening tapes from places and go from there…perhaps night classes.

I think right now however, after 7 years of study, I can read French with few problems and write decently...that’s a step in the right direction, even if my school shafted me in that department.

I think I specifically want to still learn more French, refresh and increase my German, and begin with Russian, Italian, Danish, and possibly Arabic. We shall see.

see all Johnny Depp Movies (read all 2 entries…)

Movies I’ve Seen:

Sweeney Todd
Pirates 1,2,3
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Ed Wood
Edward Scissorhands
Corpse Bride
Secret Window
Sleepy Hollow
Finding Neverland
From Hell
Benny and Joon
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
The Astronaut’s Wife
Cry Baby

Movies To See:

The Libertine
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
21 Jump Street
Before Night Falls
The Man Who Cried
The Ninth Gate
Dead Man
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (looking forward to this after reading excerpts from the book it was based on)
Donnie Brasco
Nick of Time
Don Juan DeMarco
The Brave
Arizona Dream
Slow Burn
Nightmare on Elm Street (might be difficult since I hate scary stuff)

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