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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Grainne's Life List

  1. 1. cycle across the country (Ireland)
    2 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. bungee jump
    3,927 people
  3. 3. own a pair of cashmere pyjamas and a cashmere blanket
    1 person
  4. 4. go white water rafting
    1,417 people
  5. 5. stand on the edge of an active volcano
    14 people
  6. 6. see mountain gorillas in the wild
    4 people
  7. 7. go on safari
    276 people
  8. 8. swim in a moonlit lake
    2 cheers
    17 people
  9. 9. drive across the States in a '64 Mustang convertible
    2 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. swing from a vine
    4 people
  11. 11. own an apartment in New York
    7 people
  12. 12. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  13. 13. go to Kora
    1 person
  14. 14. meet a New Kid on the Block
    1 person
  15. 15. pet a lion
    63 people
  16. 16. learn to speak Swahili
    38 people
  17. 17. learn to speak Italian
    1,383 people
  18. 18. Surf
    1 cheer
    1,077 people
  19. 19. ride a camel
    522 people
  20. 20. ride an elephant
    1 cheer
    1,060 people
  21. 21. ride an ostrich
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    132 people
  22. 22. see the Northern Lights
    19,115 people
  23. 23. see a solar eclipse
    1 cheer
    96 people
  24. 24. own a little house in the country
    1 cheer
    3 people
  25. 25. be a millionaire
    796 people
  26. 26. travel in space
    490 people
  27. 27. be bald
    2 people
  28. 28. go to the "Deep South" in America and eat grits and biscuits
    1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. ride a Harley
    50 people
  30. 30. start my own business
    9,325 people
  31. 31. start a non-profit organisation that helps animals/the environment
    2 cheers
    2 people
  32. 32. see the sunset over Uluru
    1 cheer
    6 people
  33. 33. win €10,000 in vegas
    1 person
  34. 34. own 5 cows
    1 person
  35. 35. own a donkey
    12 people
  36. 36. plant a field of sunflowers
    1 cheer
    2 people
  37. 37. own a vintage Mustang Convertible
    2 people
  38. 38. get a pHd
    2,975 people
  39. 39. go bob-sledding
    12 people
  40. 40. sail across the Atlantic in a little boat
    1 person
  41. 41. trace my family history
    58 people
  42. 42. climb Mount Kilimanjaro
    255 people
  43. 43. ride in a hot air balloon
    2,748 people
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own a vegetable garden
Radish Overload

But still totally worth it! As I don’t have my own garden I got an allotment. I now have potatoes, lettuce, radish, beetroot, celariac, artichoke, spring onions, carrots, tunip, cabbage, brussel sprouts, peas, mangetout, broad beans, peppers, courgettes, swiss chard, squash, sweetcorn and cauliflower growing! I could probably end world hunger…

drink a bottle of wine worth over €100
Going upmarket...

A bottle of Saint-Émilion: Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse, ranked Premier grand cru classé B wine fans! Originally bought for €95 a number of years ago but currently worth €104. Well I say currently but bottle empty now!
It was rather delicious and well worth the money – makes for depressing drinking when you have to return to the budget buys though…

see Pompeii
When they invent a time machine...

...I’m going to live in Pompeii back in the day! Nearly didn’t make this one due to train strike in Naples. Waited over 3 hours for trains to start running; God I hated that city! Was worth the wait though. Pompeii even more amazing then I was expecting. If it wasn’t for the large groups of tourists you bump into now and then you would swear you had stepped back in time. I love it when something you learned about in school becomes real! Nerd or what!

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