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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Be a super sexy, super fit, size 4!
Super Sexy!

My good friend Tiffany and I have been working out together so that we can both be at our “goals” by cold weather. My goal is a size 4.
Just 1-2 more sizes to go!!!

Be able to have a conversation in American Sign Language
American Sign Language

I love ASL. I think it is a beautiful language that everyone should learn.
I know some ASL right now, but I’d like to become fluent enough to carry out a conversation.

Have my first kiss (read all 2 entries…)

It happened!!!

I went to visit my boyfriend Sean in Utah…

So… Sean didn’t know I was coming… I planned it out with his Sister, Anna, so I could surprise him…

I showed up at his house around 1, and Anna called him down from his room.
When he was walking down the stairs, he noticed me… Haha, his face went completely white, he sunk down a little bit, and he kept saying “Oh my god” to himself.
Then he regained his composure and came down the rest of the way and hugged me for like a minute…
We talked and laughed for like 5 minutes, then hugged for a while more…
until we found out his dad was in the family room right below the kitchen (where we were), and then we went up to his room.
Haha, he gave me my birthday present (a little pink care bear. It made me laugh), then we sat on his bed and he played guitar hero for a while and we laughed and talked some more.
Then he went to take a shower, so I talked to his dad for a bit.
When he got out of the shower we went for a walk and ended up at his friend Adam’s house.
We hung out there for about an hour…
as we were walking back, he stopped and turned to me and said “do you know what I just realised?... I haven’t even kissed you yet” and then we kissed.

It was the perfect moment. So so SO worth the wait.

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