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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Pete16's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to snowboard
    3 entries
    2,573 people
  2. 2. Chase a tornado
    256 people
  3. 3. Score a 160 on the lsat
    1 person
  4. 4. Get a 4.0 gpa
    248 people
  5. 5. Get my real estate license
    1 cheer
    192 people
  6. 6. Scuba dive with sharks
    26 people
  7. 7. Drive from Miami to Key West on Highway A1A
    1 person
  8. 8. See Paul McCartney in concert
    37 people
  9. 9. Get drunk at a Jimmy Buffett concert
    2 people
  10. 10. Have a girlfriend
    319 people
  11. 11. Become better educated in art
    1 person
  12. 12. Become better educated in poetry
    1 person
  13. 13. See the Indy 500
    3 people
  14. 14. See the Daytona 500
    1 person
  15. 15. Go to the Super Bowl
    177 people
  16. 16. Go to the World Cup
    321 people
  17. 17. Manage my stock portfolio better
    2 people
  18. 18. Learn to sandboard
    9 people
  19. 19. Run with the bulls
    225 people
  20. 20. Eat sushi in Japan
    1 cheer
    171 people
  21. 21. Get into go-kart racing
    1 person
  22. 22. Get a motorcycle
    400 people
  23. 23. Get a Ford Mustang
    2 cheers
    3 people
  24. 24. Learn to windsurf
    1 cheer
    136 people
  25. 25. Weigh 180 lbs.
    11 people
  26. 26. Learn to play the banjo
    492 people
  27. 27. Learn to play the bass
    1 entry
    120 people
  28. 28. Become fluent in Italian
    1 cheer
    230 people
  29. 29. Learn to tie flys
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn a martial art
    1,569 people
  31. 31. Get my pilot's license
    817 people
  32. 32. Skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  33. 33. Learn to ride a horse
    705 people
  34. 34. Speak Polish
    19 people
  35. 35. Become a volunteer firefighter
    47 people
  36. 36. Learn to shoot a gun
    470 people
  37. 37. Visit the Pyramids
    240 people
  38. 38. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
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learn to snowboard (read all 3 entries…)

I took a bad fall a few days ago and suffered a mild concussion. Oh well, it’ll be gone by Thursday when I go again. I am getting a little better, I think.

learn to snowboard (read all 3 entries…)
Started it

I tried it for the first time and had an absolute blast. A few more weeks, and I think I’ll be able to get the basics down. I do, however, have one hell of a bruise on my left knee from falling down.

learn to play the bass

I am slowly getting better. I can play a few songs, but I’m not going to go out on a limb and say I can confidently play the bass just yet.

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