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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I want to maintain the head and heart I have now...
I don't want to become a closed-minded adult...

I know adults who have beautiful minds, beautiful hearts and souls. They inspire, they love, they live lives that enable others to live theirs too. I want to be an adult like that. I don’t want to lose my wonder. I don’t want to lose faith or hope. I don’t want to become closed-minded and believe I have “seen more, and so know what a bitch life can be”. I want to encourage my kids, not swear at them or give them big lectures telling them what kind of a person they are when they are not that person at all. I want to be able to still smile at little things i find beautiful that no-one else sees. I don’t want to surround myself with so much that i miss them. I want to still crave the need to help others, i want to crave that they receive their happiness. I never ever ever want to become a typical “adulty” adult. I want to maintain the balance of childhood thirst for new, with the adultesque ability and freedom to make a difference…

Rant over for now…thought pattern not so much!

Love and life please. I shall not become ignorant.



learn how to play the Djembe
woop!

My friend has a loada african and ethnic drums! They’re brilliant. We kinda got a little (lottle) bit addicted to the drumming circle at greenbelt one year (tehiggle!)

I want a djembe, and i want to learn how to play it :)



see the northern lights
I really want to do this

That is all. It is possibly the most beautiful phenomenon i have ever been made aware of.



change the world
If over 2,000 people...

...on this one website have said they want to do this, then lets do it!

Over 2,000 people know at least 2 people each don’t they? Well, if each of those people change 2 peoples’ lives for the better, and encourage them to change the world, that will double the amount of people up for making this place better in a jiffy! And both of the people we tell will tell others, and the world will be full of people who are full of love who want this world to be full of happy people! Lets do it. Lets change this world! :D



write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find
I love...

...this idea.

So much, I’m going to do it :)



decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
RANT ALERT!

ok, so im only young and i guess i shouldnt worry about this kinda stuff. But like, if i dont want to spend three years stuck at a university instead of changing the world like i so desperately want to, what’s stopping me while im young and still think i can?? Parents i guess. They are probably right that i’ll get a better job in order to pay for the pursual of my dreams and supporting of my family if i get my degree, but i dunno. I just feel like there’s more, and i’m missing out on it. And i really dont want to get to the point where im like “oh no, i cant do any of that making a difference stuff now. i have too much else to think about” having not done anything, because then i shall not be happy. On one side people are like “im 40 odd and still dont know what i want to do with my life” and the other half are like “you need to know now else you’re gonna wind up being a tramp with a zillion cats and nothing else”.

I dont really want to be either thanks.

The End :)



I want to write this damn book!!!
So I started a book a while ago...

...and just never really carried it on. I did school work and exams etc etc. I’ve just never got round to it. I mean, writing is a passion of mine. If i think of something beautiful to me, I write it down. Happy beautiful, sad beautiful. Anything. I have notebooks filled with memories made through and put into words. So one day, i would love to finsih that damn book :)



I never want to stop loving the things I put my heart and soul into now
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God and talking to Him, my amazing Andyroo, my family and friends, playing piano, writing, my calling to change the world. I never ever want to lose a passion for these things. I hope and pray that I keep coming up with ideas for them all! I love these things more than anything I guess. I never want to stop loving these things :)



do something recklessly beautiful
I want to do something recklessly beautiful

I just don’t know what. Does anyone else get feelings like this? I want to do something that will make me feel free and alive, that will help others and change the world. I want to do something outrageously wonderful. I want to have a beautiful soul. I want others to be happy as a result of something I’ve done. I want to take a chance, and for it to turn out in a positive, life changing kind of way…

and the image sais “What happens to us is not nearly as important as what happens through us.”

i like that :)

x



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