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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x.x Laura x.x

I'm doing 39 things

x.x Laura x.x's Life List

  1. 1. Do 1,000 Things
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. Buy a car
    3,467 people
  3. 3. ride in a hot air balloon
    3 cheers
    2,748 people
  4. 4. Go to Love Land
    2 cheers
    3 people
  5. 5. ride in a helicopter
    490 people
  6. 6. Visit every continent
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,935 people
  7. 7. Use a fire extinguisher
    5 people
  8. 8. watch the space shuttle launch
    15 people
  9. 9. give up alcohol for Lent
    1 cheer
    20 people
  10. 10. See Sean Lock Live
    1 person
  11. 11. Go to Hogmany, Edinburgh
    1 person
  12. 12. be a bridesmaid
    108 people
  13. 13. Grow a vegetable and eat it
    5 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. join the Mile High Club
    2 cheers
    922 people
  15. 15. see the northern lights
    2 cheers
    19,115 people
  16. 16. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    2 cheers
    7,198 people
  17. 17. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  18. 18. go skinny dipping
    3 cheers
    3,193 people
  19. 19. Do a murder mystery
    1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. Get married
    1 cheer
    21,332 people
  21. 21. Go to a gay wedding
    2 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. Go to Ibiza
    1 cheer
    125 people
  23. 23. Go to a male strip club.
    1 cheer
    9 people
  24. 24. whiten my teeth
    1 cheer
    2,112 people
  25. 25. Have a baby
    1 cheer
    6,202 people
  26. 26. have better posture
    1 cheer
    7,978 people
  27. 27. Buy a House
    1 cheer
    14,074 people
  28. 28. Attend a TED event
    2 people
  29. 29. scuba dive
    1 cheer
    2,504 people
  30. 30. see St. Basil's Cathedral
    3 people
  31. 31. visit every country in Europe
    1 cheer
    247 people
  32. 32. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    570 people
  33. 33. be a vegetarian for a week
    1 cheer
    289 people
  34. 34. Do the plank for a minute
    0 people
  35. 35. Walk on the Great Wall of China
    339 people
  36. 36. hike the inca trail to machu pichu
    2 cheers
    247 people
  37. 37. climb Snowdon
    36 people
  38. 38. have a house with hidden rooms and trap doors, and some kind of secret tunnel
    2 cheers
    496 people
  39. 39. pay my parents back
    114 people

How I did it
How to live in another country
It took me
22 years
It made me
Open my eyes

How to regret nothing
It took me
20 years
It made me

How to make a list of 100 things that make me happy.
It took me
16 months
It made me

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Recent entries
Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
Just to keep track...

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

get a first in my degree

Not going the best…. got a 2.1 so far.

Might have to change this to “Graduate”

Learn how to cook 10 good meals

1. Mushroom pasta
2. Fish fingers chips and peas
4. Chilli
5. Chicken tikka
6. Enchiladas
7. Roast dinner
8. Prawn rice
9. Tuna pasta
10. Paprika chicken

Some might not count as “good” meals but forgive me…im a student

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