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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Mouse1996's Life List

  1. 1. drink wine
    32 people
  2. 2. be more successful on deviantart
    10 people
  3. 3. write better
    245 people
  4. 4. stop having panic attacks
    1 entry
    149 people
  5. 5. Meet Paula Deen.
    14 people
  6. 6. see my boyfriend
    45 people
  7. 7. Be with my boyfriend.
    24 people
  8. 8. learn to cook. Really cook.
    1,689 people
  9. 9. Manage money better
    95 people
  10. 10. Write a web novel.
    1 person
  11. 11. stop feeling ugly
    1 cheer
    30 people
  12. 12. learn to be happy with myself, by myself, for myself
    1 cheer
    269 people
  13. 13. Make love.
    1 entry
    1,311 people
  14. 14. Have no fear of DEATH
    1 entry
    3 people
  15. 15. Lose another 10 pounds.
    1 entry
    26 people
  16. 16. Drive
    441 people
  17. 17. Be a better person.
    3,936 people
  18. 18. Learn to swim.
    3,442 people
  19. 19. live life to it's fullest
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    253 people
  20. 20. start exercising regularly
    284 people
  21. 21. take dance lessons
    868 people
  22. 22. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    5,409 people
  23. 23. Let go of the past
    1 cheer
    1,992 people
  24. 24. Learn how to cook.
    1,731 people
  25. 25. Become organized.
    189 people
  26. 26. Go back to school.
    2,744 people
  27. 27. Have kids.
    3,559 people
  28. 28. Get married.
    21,332 people
  29. 29. Learn spanish.
    18,259 people
  30. 30. Become a published author.
    242 people
  31. 31. Write a book.
    31,381 people
  32. 32. Learn how to sew.
    662 people
  33. 33. Learn how to knit.
    607 people
  34. 34. Learn how to crochet.
    132 people
  35. 35. Donate to charity.
    304 people
  36. 36. Read more.
    9,072 people
  37. 37. Buy a car.
    3,467 people
  38. 38. Open a savings account.
    121 people
  39. 39. Build a dollhouse.
    58 people
  40. 40. Paint a picture.
    561 people
  41. 41. Make a comic.
    114 people
  42. 42. buy a blythe doll
    100 people
  43. 43. Lose over 100 pounds.
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    28 people

How I did it
How to sleep better
It took me
1 month
It made me
Feeling rested.

How to win nanowrimo
It took me
30 days
It made me
Happy and proud!

Recent entries
try pocky
You can get pocky at grocery stores or Japanese carry-out places.

I’m not a big fan of the chocolate one, but I will eat it if its the only one. I like Pocky. A lite sweet treat. Its worth trying at least once.

Make love.
I want to make love, not just have sex.

I have sex several times in my life with one guy. To be honest I hated it. It hurt and I felt like I was just being used, but I let it go on because I didn’t want to be alone. So I promised myself the next time I have sex I will be making love. The guy I did it with comes around every so often wanting me to do it with him again, but thanks to my new promise I will not allow myself to go through something that will not satisfy me just because I am lonely. I will make love one day, even if its the one and only time I do or the last time I have sex, I will make love. I deserve that. We all do.

Have no fear of DEATH
I think about it everyday.

I honestly do think about it everyday. I think its due to my weight. I think once I get the weight off me and deal with some other looming issues these thoughts will go away. I want to enjoy life. If we all have to go, I want to be able to say I enjoyed it while I had it. I hope we can all do this one day.

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