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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QueenMimi's Life List

  1. 1. Be on Broadway
    440 people
  2. 2. Learn to drive a car
    392 people
  3. 3. learn more about history
    136 people
  4. 4. fall head over heels in love
    1 cheer
    107 people
  5. 5. live in NYC
    754 people
  6. 6. learn archery
    1 cheer
    594 people
  7. 7. play tennis
    499 people
  8. 8. learn to raise just one eyebrow
    222 people
  9. 9. work in a bookstore
    131 people
  10. 10. Learn Sanskrit
    277 people
  11. 11. Visit New Orleans
    266 people
  12. 12. lose weight
    42,100 people
  13. 13. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  14. 14. Learn to juggle
    1 entry
    1,318 people
  15. 15. Read the books I have before buying new ones
    1 entry
    22 people
  16. 16. read all of Jane Austen's novels
    168 people
  17. 17. Learn to play Comptine d'un autre ete from Amelie
    652 people
  18. 18. Visit Japan again
    66 people
  19. 19. inspire someone
    1,620 people
  20. 20. dye my hair
    1,114 people
  21. 21. learn the thriller dance
    1 cheer
    2,733 people
  22. 22. write a good novel
    1 cheer
    146 people
  23. 23. learn music theory
    2 cheers
    278 people
  24. 24. practice meditation
    1 cheer
    250 people
  25. 25. get a dog
    1 cheer
    3,997 people
  26. 26. Buy a House
    1 cheer
    14,074 people
  27. 27. have enough money to have the things I want without having too much
    1 cheer
    4 people
  28. 28. Have more completed goals than uncompleted goals on 43Things
    1 cheer
    14 people
  29. 29. become ambidextrous
    960 people
  30. 30. be published
    413 people
  31. 31. research my family history
    132 people
  32. 32. Get better at chess
    2 cheers
    196 people
  33. 33. Visit India
    1,023 people
  34. 34. graduate from college
    1 cheer
    6,121 people
  35. 35. Be in a Movie
    1,697 people
  36. 36. sing in a band
    1 cheer
    719 people
  37. 37. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people

How I did it
How to improve my singing technique
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to exercise more
It took me
14 days
It made me

Recent entries
Learn to juggle

I started to learn at camp this summer, but I need to find a good set of balls to practice with. I could practice with tennis balls outside, but not when it’s snowy and freezing, and it’s hard to juggle tennis balls because they’re a little bigger than you’d want, and they’re bouncy.

Read the books I have before buying new ones

I have a whole bunch of books that I’ve bought in the last few years and never read. Before I buy any new books I want to read these, or, if I’ve decided I don’t want to read them, donate them to the library.
The only exception to this will be books I need to buy for school, or books for my antique book collection.

write a song

I started teaching myself to play the guitar, and now I seem to just have all these song ideas bouncing around! I even got a little notebook that I’m using as my songwriting journal.

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