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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JulieGettingBy's Life List

  1. 1. make poverty history
    212 people
  2. 2. see a Democrat elected in 2008
    71 people
  3. 3. take better pictures
    469 people
  4. 4. be a better wife
    1,060 people
  5. 5. write a book
    31,381 people
  6. 6. walk my dog more
    369 people
  7. 7. learn to play pool
    94 people
  8. 8. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  9. 9. have more confidence
    880 people
  10. 10. learn to dance
    7,160 people
  11. 11. be more patient
    3,252 people
  12. 12. clean my house
    720 people
  13. 13. discover my passion
    1 cheer
    132 people
  14. 14. overcome my depression
    1 cheer
    60 people
  15. 15. flirt more
    341 people
  16. 16. learn the meaning of life
    44 people
  17. 17. be a better catholic
    140 people
  18. 18. open a tea room
    17 people
  19. 19. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  20. 20. forget someone
    162 people
  21. 21. stop worrying about everything
    211 people
  22. 22. read every book I own
    2,099 people
  23. 23. lose weight
    42,100 people
  24. 24. Stop fearing death
    59 people
  25. 25. improve my memory
    1,324 people
  26. 26. Get my Master's
    686 people
  27. 27. close the gap in my teeth
    10 people
  28. 28. learn to belly dance
    2,353 people
  29. 29. be more outgoing
    2,787 people
  30. 30. have better posture
    7,978 people
  31. 31. Get out more
    950 people
  32. 32. ride a motorcycle
    872 people
  33. 33. not be afraid of being pregnant/going through labor
    1 person
  34. 34. ride a roller coaster
    95 people
  35. 35. Volunteer
    5,550 people
  36. 36. Learn to let go of the past
    61 people
  37. 37. go paintballing
    334 people
  38. 38. learn how to tie the stem of a maraschino cherry with my tongue
    682 people
  39. 39. live instead of exist
    655 people
  40. 40. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  41. 41. get out of debt
    1 cheer
    12,271 people
  42. 42. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    2,044 people
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sing karaoke
So I totally remembered...

I already did this. I’d still like to do it again. It was a long time ago. Embarrassingly enough, I sang a Shania Twain song with Jen and Heather. Then I took part in a fantastic group rendition of the Banana Boat song (Daaay-o!) with Mike and Jason, too. Ahhh… how could I forget? I guess because it wasn’t that good. Ha, ha. Well, another thing accomplished.

watch all the episodes of lost
What a goal...

but I accomplished it!!

get up early just to watch the sun rise

I woke up early the last morning of our honeymoon in the Great Smoky Mountains. We had a cabin, complete with every amenity you could imagine, that also had a spectacular view of the Smokies. My husband preferred sleep to a sunrise, so I went out on the deck and watched the sun rise and the smoke lift off the mountains. It was fall and the trees in the mountains were all changing colors. I videotaped it so he could see it later. It was breathtaking.

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