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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Italygirl's Life List

  1. 1. prioritize my life
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    19 people
  2. 2. Don't make long term plans
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. move out
    5 entries . 26 cheers
    3,451 people
  4. 4. Make the most of my 20's
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    668 people
  5. 5. graduate college
    5 entries . 8 cheers
    3,117 people
  6. 6. get a great job after college
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  7. 7. want to get up in the morning
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    7 people
  8. 8. travel, travel, travel!!!
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    237 people
  9. 9. Be more decisive
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    655 people
  10. 10. Be debt free
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    2,274 people
  11. 11. speak conversational spanish
    9 people
  12. 12. go to bed earlier, wake up earlier
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    9 people
  13. 13. Ask a guy out
    4 cheers
    109 people
  14. 14. get a masters degree
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    2,999 people
  15. 15. study photography abroad
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    6 people
  16. 16. take a photography class
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,612 people
  17. 17. get in shape
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    10,376 people
  18. 18. get a passport
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,666 people
  19. 19. accept change gracefully
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. live simply
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    3,222 people
  21. 21. be a better person
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    3,936 people
  22. 22. be a photographer
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    873 people
  23. 23. live in another country
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1,599 people
  24. 24. learn to love
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    272 people
  25. 25. be selfless
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    122 people
  26. 26. buy an mp3 player
    1 entry
    82 people
  27. 27. Write a book
    2 entries
    31,381 people
  28. 28. write a screenplay
    1 cheer
    2,319 people
  29. 29. Read biographies of great people in history
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    6 people
  30. 30. save money
    1 entry
    16,491 people
  31. 31. declutter
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    896 people
  32. 32. Read the entire Bible
    1 cheer
    2,552 people
  33. 33. take a spontaneous trip
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21 people
  34. 34. sit up straight
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    497 people
  35. 35. read Walden
    1 cheer
    37 people
  36. 36. live without a television for a year
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    127 people
  37. 37. fight the urge to run when things get difficult
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    49 people
  38. 38. get a telescope
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    36 people
  39. 39. Figure out a way to pay for my last year of school
    1 cheer
    1 person
  40. 40. Finish Time and Again
    1 cheer
    1 person
Recent entries
Don't make long term plans (read all 2 entries…)
Who knows?

I have no idea what’s after college. Europe, a career, marriage and kids…? Who knows? I know I’m not ready for marriage right now and I’d love to go to Europe sometime soon, but no plans have been made.

Right now, it’s focus, focus, focus on school and get it done! Also, paying my bills to get out of debt and to move out asap.

I think short term goals are more effective. That way you seemingly get things done and aren’t discouraged by not quickly completing a goal you really want.



Stop dreaming so much (read all 3 entries…)
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Well, I consider this finished because I really don’t have time to dream. And the fact that I’m having a hard time paying for school and moving out in the fall is reality is hitting me hard and I’m realizing that not all dreams come true, and I’m simply setting myself up for disappointment by dreaming so much.



move out (read all 5 entries…)
AGH!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully July or August… money is such a horrible thing. It complicates everything because you can hardly do anything without it. At least it makes my life hell. And damn parents who don’t pay for anything… I am really becoming more and more bitter toward them each day…



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