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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ride in a hot air balloon
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This was a LOT of fun, and just wanted to share some photos of our ride with Above Tampa. With the gift certificates purchased on eBay, came out to only about $65 per person average (much lower than retail prices), and we were able to use this in several hundred locations across the nation. We chose to go in FL, but had enough left over to give my parents a trip, probably will be in NJ. Half the fun, I think, was watching them set up, and learning about how they use the winds & different altitudes to their advantage. Wish we had a longer trip!



Skydive
Adrenaline junkies

Definitely worth a trip up into the clear blue yonder! You’ll get that stomach-all-in-knots feeling if it’s your first time, especially those last minute cold feet while they are pushing you out the door of a tiny plane. But nothing beats that rush as you go down, descending hundreds of feet in a few seconds; doesn’t end until you pull the cord (and I had a moment of anxiety of having trouble finding the cord). Or maybe, for some, when you touch both feet down on terra ferma again. Either way, even if you are afraid of heights, it’s a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!



Swim in a bioluminescent bay
Awesome experience from last week.

Just got back from Bioluminescence Bay in Puerto Rico. It was a long bus ride there from our cruise ship, but it was well worth it. After a beautiful 2 mile kayak down a narrow marsh, the water around our boats and paddles started to flash like fireworks. They allowed us to get out of our kayaks for about 20 min in, which wasn’t nearly enough. Water was clear and almost bathtub warm, and the glowing of the dinoflagellates followed all the movements of our arms and legs… kind of like a dream still. Way too little time to enjoy it; we had to paddle back then. I would highly recommend it to anyone contemplating going to one of the 4 spots where this unique phenomenom exists (on a regular basis), and I would recommend going with someone you love. Really does inspire some magical moments, unfortunately difficult to capture on a camera. Just have a photo from before the kayak trip began.




 

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