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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  1. 1. Build a modern home
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  2. 2. finish my sons scrapbook
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  3. 3. take my son to Hawaii
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  4. 4. Visit Moscow
    104 people
  5. 5. See all 50 states
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  6. 6. visit Iceland
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  7. 7. write my autobiography
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  8. 8. travel to 100 places or more (join the Travelers' Century Club)
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watch House MD
Good acting, interesting plots

I’ve only seen a few episodes, but each was very well done (written, acted, etc.). If I ever get to be someone who buys TV shows on DVD (other than Seinfeld, which I buy for my husband’s collection as he used to tape them all as they aired), House would be one at the top of the list.

go to Medieval Times
Check and see if the Medieval Times you are going to has utensils

We took our child when he was three years old and the place had no utensils (even for soup, you were to just tip the bowl and drink) and our kid was miserable, despite it being a great show. Some kids love to eat with their hands and get messy, but our kid wasn’t one of them. We went to a newer Medieval Times a few years later and they didn’t have utensils given out to patrons, but when we asked for them, they were able to get some at least.

Go on a date
Dating helps to figure out who is good for you

Plus you get to know a lot more people.

When I was in high school, I believed it wrong to date more than one guy at a time (as in if I agreed to go on a date with a guy to some event fews away, I wouldn’t accept any other dates with other guys till that event passed), but that was foolish. I still don’t think it wise to be sexually involved with a bunch of people in the same week (or month or even year), but dating doesn’t have to mean mating, and the more people you go out with, the better you learn what characteristics in people suit you versus don’t. I dated over 100 guys during the five years I was in college and graduate school, some for years (obviously while dating other guys, to) and some just once as once was enough to know I didn’t want to spend more time with them. I turned down a bunch of marriage proposals before accepting my husband’s (married 21 years now; together as a couple for over 22 years) and never felt I had to “settle” as some people do thanks to feeling this one person could be the only person willing to marry them. So I say go out with lots of people – it’s fun to get to know people and different people like different activities, so you’ll get to experience a wider range of events by dating lots of people, too!

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