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 38 things

Hmmmmmmm's Life List

  1. 1. meet interesting, intelligent, and passionate people
    1 cheer
    2 people
  2. 2. believe in an afterlife
    7 people
  3. 3. to be successful as an artist..
    2 people
  4. 4. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    1 cheer
    7,198 people
  5. 5. succeed as an artist
    3 people
  6. 6. Be less introverted
    55 people
  7. 7. not be ugly
    1 cheer
    8 people
  8. 8. Take better photographs
    335 people
  9. 9. never doubt what I know I'm capable of
    15 people
  10. 10. Attract butterflies
    2 cheers
    6 people
  11. 11. meet a friendly ghost
    1 cheer
    3 people
  12. 12. Buy a new bike
    1 cheer
    75 people
  13. 13. See all of the films listed on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films of the 20th Century
    159 people
  14. 14. know everything
    164 people
  15. 15. be a renaissance woman
    36 people
  16. 16. Kiss a unicorn
    1 cheer
    4 people
  17. 17. Be mentally at peace
    1 cheer
    5 people
  18. 18. Give blood regularly
    1 cheer
    155 people
  19. 19. read more French Literature
    2 people
  20. 20. find a new best friend
    74 people
  21. 21. stop relying on other people to make me happy
    1 cheer
    5 people
  22. 22. love intensely
    3 people
  23. 23. Take a vacation by myself.
    62 people
  24. 24. Spend an evening catching lightning bugs
    8 people
  25. 25. learn about the modernist movement
    2 people
  26. 26. hand write and mail at least 1 letter a week
    1 person
  27. 27. Stop the aging process
    2 people
  28. 28. become a vegan
    554 people
  29. 29. read 1984 by George Orwell
    15 people
  30. 30. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  31. 31. Have an enviable music collection and use it to turn people onto my music.
    1 cheer
    3 people
  32. 32. Be an expert on English Literature
    1 person
  33. 33. improve my Scrabble game
    21 people
  34. 34. be nicer
    840 people
  35. 35. become a Transcendentalist
    3 people
  36. 36. be arthritis free.
    1 cheer
    8 people
  37. 37. not be so tall
    4 people
  38. 38. fall asleep outside watching the stars with someone i care about
    915 people
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Have a Film Noir Marathon
I love Film Noir.

And it loves me.
I hope.

make more friends my age

Well, sort of.
I’ve made more friends a year younger than myself, but that’s closer than the ones I had before, and probably won’t lead to trouble.

be a mermaid

I’m not worthy of mermaid-status.

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