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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PinkReign7's Life List

  1. 1. lose weight
    42,100 people
  2. 2. write a book
    31,381 people
  3. 3. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  4. 4. be happy
    1 cheer
    25,048 people
  5. 5. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  6. 6. drink more water
    20,173 people
  7. 7. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  8. 8. travel the world
    21,175 people
  9. 9. see the northern lights
    1 cheer
    19,115 people
  10. 10. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  11. 11. Save money
    16,491 people
  12. 12. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  13. 13. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  14. 14. Make new friends
    1 cheer
    13,751 people
  15. 15. Learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
  16. 16. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  17. 17. learn french
    12,884 people
  18. 18. Read more books
    1 cheer
    11,828 people
  19. 19. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  20. 20. To live instead of exist
    1 cheer
    11,477 people
  21. 21. Skydive
    11,428 people
  22. 22. exercise regularly
    10,853 people
  23. 23. be more confident
    1 cheer
    11,598 people
  24. 24. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  25. 25. write a novel
    11,515 people
  26. 26. Learn Japanese
    10,794 people
  27. 27. get in shape
    10,376 people
  28. 28. Start my own business
    1 cheer
    9,325 people
  29. 29. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  30. 30. Read more
    9,072 people
  31. 31. learn sign language
    8,503 people
  32. 32. travel
    9,238 people
  33. 33. have better posture
    7,978 people
  34. 34. Learn to play the piano
    8,219 people
  35. 35. Swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  36. 36. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,806 people
  37. 37. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,414 people
  38. 38. stop biting my nails
    7,260 people
  39. 39. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  40. 40. make a difference
    7,137 people
  41. 41. develop my own style
    1 cheer
    289 people
  42. 42. calm down
    206 people
  43. 43. be more reflective
    1 cheer
    10 people

How I did it
How to get married before 35
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4 years
It made me

How to get married
It took me
4 years
It made me

How to learn to be still
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get a college degree
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I finally went back to school after almost ten years. I graduated in August with an Associate in Science degree in Radiography. After two long, hard years of work I was very proud of myself walking across that stage to get my degree. I am finally an RT®. I haven’t found a job in my field yet, but the satisfaction of having a college degree was definitely worth it.

learn to be still
i can be...still.

This is one of the harder goals that I have set for myself to accomplish because being still is a vague concept. Does it mean just literally the act of your body being still? Maybe it involves your mind being completely still, as in meditation. For me, it was a combination of the two. To be still, I would set aside time, ranging from 5 minutes to a few hours just to be still, or in effect just to “be”. I would start by having my body be still, either lying down or sitting. Then I would try to clear my mind of all the stresses of the day and just go from there. I would let my mind wander over any thoughts, worries, frustrations, and also little joys that might be locked inside. I also in the process taught myself to fidget less, both mentally and physically. All in all, it has helped me focus more and was a very worthwhile goal.

Fall in love

i fell in love with a guy i worked with. as i am normally the shy type, as was he, i didn’t think it could ever work out. thank god for alcohol and christmas parties. i got the guts to kiss him and tell him how i felt, and we’ve been together ever since. he proposed on our three year anniversary and we’re getting married next year!

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