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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HotelGirl's Life List

  1. 1. pay off credit cards
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1,430 people
  2. 2. lose 20 lbs. by May 1
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. sell on eBay
    179 people
  4. 4. Work out every week day I work
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. become fluent in spanish
    2,518 people
  6. 6. learn to sew
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    4,064 people
  7. 7. bike a century
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    176 people
  8. 8. learn about wine
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    840 people
  9. 9. learn to golf
    367 people
  10. 10. learn to paint
    1,290 people
  11. 11. learn to dance
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    7,160 people
  12. 12. grow an herb garden
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    634 people
  13. 13. buy a condo
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    328 people
  14. 14. own a hotel
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    76 people
  15. 15. play the trumpet again
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    27 people
  16. 16. Hotels I want to stay at...
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buy a condo
Boyfriend has amazing house!

I probably won’t buy a condo cuz I’ll hopefully get to live in it!

pay off credit cards (read all 3 entries…)
selling books on Amazon

So I purged my bookshelf and set aside books that I wanted to sell. There are about 40 books that I feel comfortable ditching from my shelf. I posted 11 to sell so far and I have already sold 1!!!! hOoray. The coolest thing is that it is linked to my credit card and each sale will credit the card, paying off my debt. But the other thing about this is for seem of these books the most I will make depending on where it’s shipped is $2. What I spend for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Seems awfully silly to go through that much effort for a cup of coffee, so this exercise really puts those silly Starbucks trips into perspective!

pay off credit cards (read all 3 entries…)
I let them get bad again!

I haven’t been leaving within my means. I’ve been using my credit cards to subsidize an extravagant lifestyle and need to get back on top of them again. No more clothes, limit going out, and don’t need tickets and stuff for special events.

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