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 23 things

Lithele's Life List

  1. 1. graduate from medical school
    67 people
  2. 2. manga
    27 people
  3. 3. be a mangaka
    21 people
  4. 4. write and illustrate a children's book
    306 people
  5. 5. Become an Ornithologist
    2 people
  6. 6. write a fantasy novel
    173 people
  7. 7. be with my best friend
    15 people
  8. 8. participate in Artist Alley
    1 person
  9. 9. improve my sewing
    13 people
  10. 10. get a dog
    3,997 people
  11. 11. cook more
    2,048 people
  12. 12. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  13. 13. Get up when my alarm goes off
    410 people
  14. 14. draw more
    2,339 people
  15. 15. Improve my Chinese
    167 people
  16. 16. write a novel
    11,515 people
  17. 17. improve my health
    304 people
  18. 18. Visit China
    880 people
  19. 19. Visit Japan
    5,960 people
  20. 20. exercise
    2,156 people
  21. 21. achieve enlightenment
    177 people
  22. 22. Read more books
    11,828 people
  23. 23. buy an african grey parrot
    65 people
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win an art contest

I won $1,500 for a somewhat abstract painting I did representing the biochemical process of hemostasis for a biomedical company; it’s the dorkiest thing I could have chosen to enter an art contest in, but it was fun!! Probably because the subject really spoke to me, as nerdy as that sounds. D=

Maybe next time I’ll do a landscape.


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