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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Learn to play the drums
Boom Boom Boom

I received a drum set for my birthday. I figure I will take lessons. I would like to be self taught, I don’t think that’s going to happen though. My goal (by the end of the year) is play 1 song.

become friends with somebody famous
John. Elton John. Sir Elton John to you

Hands down the person I want to be friends with. He is very involved in charity work. Which I think is important. It makes you more aware and well rounded. Plus, I am a HUGE fan of his music.

have clear skin
On a clear day

I saw my dermatologist today. My skin still has some acne. Sigh. I got a prescription for some gel. He says that my skin is clearing up. Yeah! The prescription is for a lower strength. Which is GREAT! In a few months I might be acne free.

learn to ride a motorcycle
Voom Voom

I have already mastered riding a bicycle. Next is a scooter. If that works out well. I’m buying myself a motorcycle.

The wind blowing in my face. The open road. The joy of riding on a mororcycyle.

run in a marathon
Running the Boston 5k

I have decided to run the Boston 5k. People of all ages from 18-64.
It’s very inspiring.

Of course, I’ll have to get in shape. If anybody has an ideas, tips and/or suggestions of how to prepare. I’ll gladly listen. This being my first time in a marathon.

read 52 books in 52 weeks
Ready, Set,...Read

I’m happy to say that not only am I reading one book a week, I’m surpassing the goal. Sometimes I read 2 books a week. I’m quite pleased with myself. I’m opening myself to new adventures and new people.

Here’s a sampling of books I’ve been reading:
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Azar Nafisi



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