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 17 things

LaughingFox's Life List

  1. 1. travel around the world
    5,208 people
  2. 2. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 entry
    21,500 people
  3. 3. be a better person
    1 entry
    3,936 people
  4. 4. help the world
    94 people
  5. 5. make more money
    2,568 people
  6. 6. Read more books
    11,828 people
  7. 7. own a vw bus
    48 people
  8. 8. plant a tree
    1 entry
    1,217 people
  9. 9. buy a vw bus
    16 people
  10. 10. organize my room
    327 people
  11. 11. learn to draw
    1 entry
    2,398 people
  12. 12. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  13. 13. learn a new language
    2,142 people
  14. 14. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  15. 15. write a book and have it published
    2,675 people
  16. 16. do 100 push ups
    121 people
  17. 17. save more money
    3,056 people

How I did it
How to stop drinking soda
It took me
2 months
It made me

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learn to draw
Always a perfectionist

There have been so many times that I’ve wished I had the ability to draw well. But I’m always a perfectionist and afraid of being judged, so I could never get over the hurdles of starting out. I really enjoy it, until I realize how badly the picture turned out. Then I just get discouraged and don’t want to try again. I’ve found different tips for drawing animals and things, and I have an older brother that has always been amazing at it, so I can look to him for advice.

My starting goal is to get at least one picture drawn and digitally colored each week. Maybe I’m setting it too high? At least two colored a month.

be a better person
What I need to improve

I get short and snappy sometimes. I get grouchy and irritated when pushed too hard or irritated with jokes that bother me. I don’t think I’m terrible, but this is not who I want to be either. I want to try harder to help other people and the world. Though I do put other people before me, I want to do it more often. I procrastinate and waste too much of my life. And sometimes I’m plagued with “know-it-all” syndrome.

I think these are the things I need to change to be a better person.

go on a road trip with no predetermined destination

I’ll do this once I get my license (currently on my learner’s permit), a good vehicle, and when I feel confident in my driving ability which I consider to be most important.

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