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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TheFly's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to fence
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    517 people
  2. 2. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  3. 3. I wanna rock
    139 people
  4. 4. get more piercings
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    687 people
  5. 5. learn more Japanese
    83 people
  6. 6. become a lounge singer
    13 people
  7. 7. unleash my inner lustmonkey
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    133 people
  8. 8. Get more people to read my Blog
    701 people
  9. 9. have my blog become famous
    12 people
  10. 10. make friends and influence people
    13 people
  11. 11. get more sleep
    4,453 people
  12. 12. see more live theater
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    22 people
  13. 13. do TaiChi more often
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    1 person
  14. 14. get a new job
    1,983 people
  15. 15. go home
    333 people
  16. 16. podcast
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    172 people
  17. 17. lose 20 pounds
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  18. 18. move to Japan
    242 people
  19. 19. be more artistic
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    185 people
  20. 20. get more tattoos
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    1,681 people
  21. 21. read Infinite Jest
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    62 people
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read Infinite Jest

I actually OWN this book but have never read it.

Get more piercings

It’s sad to think I only have one piercing left out of the many I’ve gotten over the years.

Of course, besides the tongue, nobody ever saw the other ones. Those were. . . ummm. . private. But it’s stupid to think that I endured FOUR piercings “there” and only have one ring to show for it now.

shakes head

do TaiChi more often
I should do TaiChi more often

Once, when I was at the dentist getting a filling, I closed my eyes and began mentally going through the TaiChi forms I could remember from the few videos I have. Eventually, I fell asleep. The dentist was literally drilling my molars and I was out like a light.

Behold, the power of TaiChi

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