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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TheTruthAboutIan's Life List

  1. 1. create a work-out plan
    1 cheer
    3 people
  2. 2. become fluent in Spanish
    2,518 people
  3. 3. write a novel
    11,515 people
  4. 4. create a photo album for this year
    1 person
  5. 5. decide what i'm going to minor in
    2 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. keep in touch with the friends i'm leaving
    2 people
  7. 7. tell my story
    2 cheers
    24 people
  8. 8. get married
    21,332 people
  9. 9. go camping with friends
    1 cheer
    67 people
  10. 10. visit France again
    1 cheer
    34 people
  11. 11. learn sign language
    1 cheer
    8,503 people
  12. 12. get on Dean's List
    2 cheers
    6 people
  13. 13. get an internship for Public Relations
    2 people
  14. 14. manage my time more productively
    75 people
  15. 15. get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  16. 16. take my friends sailing
    1 person
  17. 17. switch to Apple
    42 people
  18. 18. get my teeth bleached
    24 people
  19. 19. donate my old clothes
    1 cheer
    6 people
  20. 20. try absinthe
    263 people
  21. 21. stop saying "i'm sorry" in place of "thank you"
    2 cheers
    5 people
  22. 22. go scuba diving
    1,901 people
  23. 23. direct The Laramie Project
    1 cheer
    1 person
  24. 24. steal a road sign
    16 people
  25. 25. learn ballroom dancing
    406 people
  26. 26. get to know my family better
    24 people
  27. 27. visit Sam
    4 people
  28. 28. finish a triathalon
    34 people
  29. 29. stop hating
    1 cheer
    62 people
  30. 30. write a song
    5,190 people
  31. 31. repierce my lip
    10 people
  32. 32. teach myself piano
    18 people
  33. 33. give up fast food permanently
    2 people
  34. 34. spend more time with my sister
    71 people
  35. 35. start cycling again
    7 people
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stop swearing so much

you gotta save your cursing, so it emphasizes your point when you do use it.

plus, people respect you more.

buy an iTrip

iTrips connect through radio, and can cut out. I ended up getting a cassette adapter which works quite nicely

go skinny dipping

especially fun with others.

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