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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Kat725's Life List

  1. 1. drink more water
    1 cheer
    20,173 people
  2. 2. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    1 cheer
    1,095 people
  3. 3. stop eating sweets
    1 entry
    108 people
  4. 4. lose 20 pounds
    7,455 people
  5. 5. have better posture
    1 cheer
    7,978 people
  6. 6. stretch daily
    1 cheer
    229 people
  7. 7. Practice Yoga
    4,258 people
  8. 8. run 5k
    165 people
  9. 9. do a sprint triathlon
    37 people
  10. 10. sleep regularly
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    172 people
  11. 11. floss regularly
    329 people
  12. 12. shave more often
    19 people
  13. 13. keep my apartment clean
    276 people
  14. 14. open ALL of my mail upon receipt
    1 cheer
    3 people
  15. 15. Beat my depression
    3 cheers
    1,942 people
  16. 16. find a hobby
    1 cheer
    785 people
  17. 17. discover my passions
    2 cheers
    18 people
  18. 18. catch up on my anime DVDs
    4 entries
    2 people
  19. 19. increase my vocabulary
    1 entry
    725 people
  20. 20. Get renter's insurance
    15 people
  21. 21. Save up six months worth of living expenses
    221 people
  22. 22. improve my wardrobe
    1 entry
    352 people
  23. 23. watch less tv
    1 cheer
    1,946 people
  24. 24. learn new recipes
    49 people
  25. 25. Learn to apply makeup
    1 entry
    380 people
  26. 26. learn to dance
    7,160 people
  27. 27. keep a plant alive
    37 people
  28. 28. practice discardia
    97 people
  29. 29. become known as an expert in my field
    105 people
  30. 30. build a website
    662 people
  31. 31. Learn American Sign Language
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    612 people
  32. 32. learn to roller skate
    119 people
  33. 33. Visit Canada
    649 people
  34. 34. Ride a train
    153 people
  35. 35. see the aurora borealis
    2,010 people
  36. 36. learn to drive, again
    17 people

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I’m sure what I expected with this goal, but I know it ended up differently than expected. I’m now divorced, in grad school, and living on my own. It’s been a painful process, but I think it’s ultimately worth it. I have made great strides in my mental health, I’m on a good career path, and I no longer feel as stifled in my romantic relationship. I can see more options ahead of me and I can breathe easier.

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This goal didn’t quite end up the way I expected. I found it difficult to get a new job for a long while. Then, a job landed in my lap right before I had to move cities. I only held that job for two months. Once I moved, I found myself once again unemployed. Then I got a divorce, which forced my hand. I enrolled in grad school and found work at a student job. I’m happy with this new job and I’m on a solid career path.

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So I’ve been slacking on this goal. A lot. So much, in fact, that those DVDs are no longer in my possession. Never fear, though: I’ve watched Cowboy Bebop and my boyfriend just bought Samurai Champloo.

I loved the style of Cowboy Bebop, but I felt as if there was a lot of unexplored potential. I was expecting some grand unifying plot where there was none. Still, the style alone (especially the music) makes this a worthwhile watch.

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