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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Trillian's Life List

  1. 1. Have a baby
    2 cheers
    6,202 people
  2. 2. beat burnout syndrome
    4 entries
    4 people
  3. 3. work in foreign aid and development
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    3 people
  4. 4. work to live, not live to work
    1 cheer
    33 people
  5. 5. run a 5k
    2 entries
    2,783 people
  6. 6. make a difference
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    7,137 people
  7. 7. live abroad
    1 cheer
    1,432 people
  8. 8. sleep under the stars with the one i love
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    142 people
  9. 9. Go on a road trip
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    3,812 people
  10. 10. be an extra in a bollywood movie
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    27 people
  11. 11. Learn to fly
    1 cheer
    2,284 people
  12. 12. draw comics
    4 cheers
    130 people
  13. 13. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,698 people
  14. 14. get rid of all my clutter
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1,098 people
  15. 15. Make new friends
    2 cheers
    13,750 people
  16. 16. stay in touch with friends
    1 cheer
    222 people
  17. 17. Contribute to an open source software project
    756 people
  18. 18. learn kung fu
    1 entry
    803 people
  19. 19. Make a Crop circle
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    40 people
  20. 20. be more friendly
    1 cheer
    277 people
  21. 21. Practice random acts of kindness
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    738 people
  22. 22. Make out with a guy in a kilt
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    6 people
  23. 23. Learn to surf
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    8,132 people
  24. 24. be smashingly interesting
    3 cheers
    109 people
  25. 25. Swim in a bioluminescent bay
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    271 people
  26. 26. Watch a space shuttle launch
    3 cheers
    918 people
  27. 27. Learn Spanish
    18,257 people
  28. 28. learn an african language
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    19 people
  29. 29. Improve my air guitar
    1 cheer
    2 people
  30. 30. live by the sea
    2 cheers
    533 people
  31. 31. take a sabbatical
    1 entry
    58 people
  32. 32. cross golf
    1 person
  33. 33. be a great teacher
    1 cheer
    118 people
  34. 34. create small pieces of art, and leave them for people to find
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    460 people
  35. 35. get in touch with my emotions.
    1 cheer
    4 people
  36. 36. Climb a 7
    1 cheer
    3 people
  37. 37. Do ten full push-ups
    1 entry
    63 people
  38. 38. find my soulmate
    3,211 people
  39. 39. surprise myself
    1 entry
    58 people
  40. 40. learn about the collective subconscious
    1 person
  41. 41. organize my paperwork
    1 entry
    75 people
Recent entries
fill up my passport
done!

I filled my passport as far as possible: Getting into South Africa, the last country I visited with that passport, was a bit tricky because the airline didn’t want to let me on the plane at first because I didn’t have 2 consecutive empty pages left. South African immigration does not require 2 consecutive empty pages but the lady at the check in thought so (they used to be very strict about the number of empty pages needed for entry). After this I got my new passport :-)



Make out with a guy in a kilt (read all 2 entries…)
I may have to give up on this...

...as there is only one guy I want to make out with – and he doesn’t own a kilt. Maybe I should get him one :-)



run a 5k (read all 2 entries…)
ran for 5 minutes today

...and that was on a treadmill.

But it still feels like I have come a long way: Last March I injured my cruciate ligament while skiing and spent 5 months on crutches. I still walk with a limp but my knee is getting better.

Running felt strange – I am still so uncoordinated. I will try again tomorrow.



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