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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Optimicynic

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I'm doing 40 things
 

Optimicynic's Life List

  1. 1. be bold
    1 cheer
    98 people
  2. 2. learn to value time as much as I value words
    1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. organize the flotsam and jetsam of my life
    1 person
  4. 4. do a better job of acknowledging others' important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
    1 person
  5. 5. record every book I read in 2014
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Internet for education > Internet for amusement
    3 cheers
    0 people
  7. 7. learn to live with less
    7 people
  8. 8. leave the country
    183 people
  9. 9. re - learn to play piano
    1 person
  10. 10. be a groomsman
    1 entry
    3 people
  11. 11. read Infinite Jest
    62 people
  12. 12. learn a second language
    1 cheer
    663 people
  13. 13. waste less time on Facebook
    4 people
  14. 14. read the Necronomicon. Yes. ALL of it.
    1 person
  15. 15. earn my Bachelor's
    1 cheer
    3 people
  16. 16. learn to drive a motorcycle
    1 cheer
    331 people
  17. 17. donate blood regularly
    297 people
  18. 18. ride in a hot-air balloon
    76 people
  19. 19. go snorkeling
    252 people
  20. 20. get a passport
    1,666 people
  21. 21. learn to surf
    1 cheer
    8,132 people
  22. 22. become a Certified Surgical Technologist
    1 person
  23. 23. complete EMT training by 24 May 2014 with a "B" average
    1 cheer
    1 person
  24. 24. take and pass the National Registry EMT Exam
    1 person
  25. 25. run naked and barefoot across a golf course at dawn
    1 cheer
    1 person
  26. 26. achieve a healthy, sexy weight
    1 person
  27. 27. live in Portland/Seattle
    1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. leave the Navy as an E-5
    1 person
  29. 29. sing karaoke
    1 cheer
    627 people
  30. 30. dye my hair green (post-military)
    1 person
  31. 31. complete a right-arm sleeve of words (post-military)
    1 person
  32. 32. learn to shoot a bow
    4 people
  33. 33. write a short story
    2 cheers
    1,176 people
  34. 34. go skinny-dipping in the ocean
    2 people
  35. 35. be present at someone's birth
    1 cheer
    1 person
  36. 36. become a yoga practitioner
    2 people
  37. 37. go primitive camping
    1 cheer
    3 people
  38. 38. read one book per month. Starting...now!
    1 person
  39. 39. earn "Excellent" on my PRT for Cycle 1 2014
    1 person
  40. 40. finish Cryptonomicon in 2014
    1 person

How I did it
How to donate to locks of love
It took me
3 years
It made me
proud


How to donate to locks of love
It took me
3 years
It made me
proud


How to have LASIK/PRK surgery
It took me
30 years
It made me
elated


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Recent entries
deploy in 2013
Had...

...my eyeballs and face fixed instead. I am 100% okay with that.



join the Peace Corps (post-military)
I want...

...to belong to me for a while. The Peace Corps may still happen, but I rather prefer the idea of helping others on my own terms.



be my absolute fittest by my 30th birthday
Didn't happen.

31, here I come!



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