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 24 things

How I did it
How to get a pet lizard
It took me
1 month
It made me
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become a police dog handler

I want to be USMC Military Police, MOS 5811. After I achieve that MOS, I’d like my speciality to be Working Dog Handler, MOS 5812. I’d like to get paid to work with dogs. That’d be so cool.

go back in time

I want to go to Seattle 1989 and live there for a few years so I can live through Nirvana’s time period. In 1994 I’ll return to my time and I’ll have done one of the things I want to do most. But maybe I wouldn’t need to return to my time so soon. Maybe I’d go back a little farther to August of 1969, and go to Woodstock. If you’re not supposed to be there, as in, you are in a different time period, could you get killed? Hmm. Because if not I’d like to got to 1945 and be on Iwo Jima. If I could just go back whenever I wanted the possibilities are endless as to what I could do.

run every morning

I’ve bought the Nike+iPod chip to track my runs and some nice new running shoes. I’d just really like to get healthier and I think that waking up every morning and running 3 miles is a great start.

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