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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JeanValjean's Life List

  1. 1. change someone's life for the better
    82 cheers
    501 people
  2. 2. go hunting
    11 cheers
    249 people
  3. 3. lose 20 pounds
    23 cheers
    7,455 people
  4. 4. fall in love
    36 cheers
    27,212 people
  5. 5. speak fluent Spanish
    29 cheers
    721 people
  6. 6. have clear skin
    19 cheers
    1,240 people
  7. 7. skydive
    20 cheers
    11,428 people
  8. 8. go white water rafting
    21 cheers
    1,417 people
  9. 9. backpack through Europe
    24 cheers
    5,131 people
  10. 10. go paintballing
    20 cheers
    334 people
  11. 11. ride on the back of a motorcycle
    12 cheers
    69 people
  12. 12. see the seven wonders of the world
    16 cheers
    551 people
  13. 13. read the Bible
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    3,775 people
  14. 14. kiss in the rain
    13 cheers
    15,004 people
  15. 15. ride an elephant
    14 cheers
    1,060 people
  16. 16. learn how to do a cartwheel
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    245 people
  17. 17. ride a camel
    12 cheers
    522 people
  18. 18. see the northern lights
    9 cheers
    19,115 people
  19. 19. run a 5K
    11 cheers
    2,783 people
  20. 20. learn to surf
    11 cheers
    8,132 people
  21. 21. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    9 cheers
    21,500 people
  22. 22. climb a mountain
    10 cheers
    2,133 people
  23. 23. see a Broadway musical on Broadway
    10 cheers
    152 people
  24. 24. ride a horse on the beach
    11 cheers
    274 people
  25. 25. go scuba diving
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    1,901 people
  26. 26. ride in a hot air balloon
    8 cheers
    2,748 people
  27. 27. have a baby
    9 cheers
    6,202 people
  28. 28. see a meteor shower
    11 cheers
    175 people
  29. 29. learn to play the guitar
    4 cheers
    13,736 people
  30. 30. visit all seven continents
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    560 people
  31. 31. catch a fish
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    113 people
  32. 32. ride a rollercoaster
    10 cheers
    114 people
  33. 33. take a cross-country road trip
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    95 people
  34. 34. visit all 50 states
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    9,057 people
  35. 35. experience a White Christmas
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    129 people
  36. 36. ride in a helicopter
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    490 people
  37. 37. marry my best friend
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    342 people
  38. 38. go to a rock concert
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    176 people
  39. 39. bike a metric century
    1 cheer
    2 people
  40. 40. go on a backpacking trip
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    41 people
  41. 41. do a pull up
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    117 people
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Juggling is a skill that improves with each day i practice. After the fifth day, i could juggle consistently, however i am not fluent yet. But i have the basic skill down pact!



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I have about two weeks between the last day of my summer job and moving into my apartment for school. During those two weeks, I am going to practice juggling for thirty minutes a day. I am writing this for accountability and i will let you know how it goes.



identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
HAPPINESS

01. my mom
02. my dad
03. my little brother
04. my friends
05. puppies
06. babies
07. loyal friendships
08. late night conversations
09. playing basketball
10. swimming
11. learning every day
12. my faith in God
13. love
14. hiking trails
15. grapes
16. driving a car
17. mountains
18. dreams
19. backrubs
20. strawberries
21. sunsets
22. sunrises
23. hugs
24. kisses
25. sleeping
26. taking baths
27. beaches
28. honesty
29. smiles
30. the wind
31. photography
32. romantic comedies
33. bald eagles
34. Disney movies
35. airplanes
36. the ocean
37. the stars
38. jet skiing
39. hope
40. sunshine
41. laughter
42. spiritual friendships
43. traveling
44. forgiveness
45. the moon
46. boat rides
47. board games
48. men
49. my cousins
50. road trips
51. snowboarding
52. waking up early
53. family dinners
54. hamburgers
55. late night walks
56. camping trips
57. water sports
58. exercising
59. books
60. compassion
61. meeting new people
62. water parks
63. pizza
64. making a difference
65. climbing trees
66. mental strength
67. spiritual strength
68. emotional strength
69. donuts
70. “How I Met Your Mother”
71. unspoken conversations
72. music
73. playing soccer
74. watching plays
75. conquering goals
76. smoothies
77. singing
78. nature
79. pillows
80. t-shirts
81. ocean waves
82. dancing
83. lakes
84. breakfast food
85. flowers
86. patience
87. acting
88. musical theater
89. magicians
90. ice cream
91. life lessons
92. playing the piano
93. The Tony Awards
94. balloons
95. water
96. acceptance
97. museums
98. rivers
99. walking in the rain
100. retreats




 

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