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.

Export My Content

Marya Mayer

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Go Visit Stonehenge

I went the summer of 2000. I bought a moonstone pendant in Bath, England and was able to have a little boy touch the stone to a rock. (the security guards gave him permission)

protest for something you believe in

I was at the Nafta riots in Miami. I also protested the war for oil and did a documentary photography project about the people I met there.

Learn to change a tire

Thankfully I’ve never had to do this on my own car :-)

swim in turquoise water
Oooh baby

I have done this in FL, Costa Rica, and Hawaii.

:-) bliss

run up the "rocky steps" in philly
Cheesy but still a workout

I seem to find myself compelled to do this every time I go to Philly!

ride on glass-bottom boat

I did this at Silver Springs in FL.

try soy milk or rice milk

As a lifelong veg, I have tried them all. I am now trying to eliminate soy from my diet. Rice milk is too thin for my taste. I prefer oat milk for coffee or cereal. Hemp milk is great for cereal or smoothies. Almond too.

I want to get a Soybella so I can make my own nut milk, without added sugar or preservatives.

headbang at a concert

Yeah baby :-)

PS. I went with my mom.

make homemade salad dressing
Hemp Seed

I love the recipes in the Candle Cafe cookbook :-)

find your favorite poem
Edna ST Vincent Millay

I love “What lips my lips have kissed”

play board games
Monopoly and Life...

Are my favs. I’m also a Parchesi fan :-)

sleep in a hammock
By the ocean in CR

On a trip to Nosara, I slept in a hammock by the ocean. Magical.

read "The Little Prince" in multiple languages

I bought a copy in Paris at the Little Prince store.

watch cartoons from your childhood
Yeah for the internet

I still love the Smurfs :-)

spend a whole Saturday in bed

I do this a lot. It’s good to have a day of mental and physical rest :-)

Go to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
Seattle Dreaming

If I had life to do over again, I would have moved to Seattle in the mid-90’s when grunge ruled. I visited in 2003 and experienced perfect weather for my whole trip. All the locals let me know that was rare :-)

ride in a horse drawn carriage
Central Park

My dad took me on a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park when I was a little girl.

Watch a space shuttle launch
FL fun

I grew up in FL so I’ve seen the launch both close up in Coco Beach and in my hometown. I saw the Challenger blow up outside my bedroom window when I was about 10. Sad.

visit the liberty bell
The city of Brotherly Love

I love Philly and have visited several times. On my first trip, I went for my birthday, July 3rd. I met a very kind man who worked at the state park that encompasses the liberty bell, so I got an insider’s perspective.

Wake up to the sounds of a tropical rainforest
Costa Rica

I stayed in some amazing spots on a trip through Costa Rica with my little sis. I also lived on the jungle side of Maui for four months.

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