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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learn how to drive stick-shift

i love driving stick! i wanna buy a VW beetle with manual trans. the first day i learned, i killed the engine at least 20 times. three days later, i knew exactly what i was doing. its worth it, although driving downtown or in heavy traffic is a pain in the ass

take a solo road trip at least once

somewhere peaceful like oregon or beautiful like colorado. no where super far. just to get peace of mind. has anyone done this?

write and publish a book

i write all the time!! i’ve had books published in my school libraries but i’d like to publish one nationally. i dont know about what though. maybe a cool culture, like parsis or haitian vodun. or maybe about life.

get certified in CPR First Aid

i know how to do it but i’d like to be able to carry around the little card and maybe put my skills to use one day! i took a lifeguarding course four years ago but havent renewed anything.

visit all 50 states

So far I have- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, MAryland, (washington DC), iowa, missouri, north dakota, south dakota, nebraska, kansas, oklahoma, texas, wyoming, utah, arizona, kentucky, tennessee, north carolina, mississippi, georgia, and florida. but some of these i’ve only been THROUGH not TO. tell me what’s worth seeing in the other states!

learn HTML and design my own web page

I just think it would be neat, and HTML so far has been cake. I know by the time I get around to learning it enough to make a page, it will be outdated, but it’s a fun idea.

learn to speak spanish fluently

I took two years of Spanish in school over five years ago and haven’t studied it since. Now I’m dating a Mexican who’s helping me learn, and at times it’s really difficult. I want to do it because I know so many Spanish-speaking people and just to prove to myself that I can. My goal as of last year was to speak fluently by December 2008 but that’s a little unrealistic. I’ll shoot for a year or two from now.



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