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'm doing 35 things

WhenWordsFail's Life List

  1. 1. Lose at least 50 pounds
    75 people
  2. 2. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    1 cheer
    7,806 people
  3. 3. Write my name in wet cement
    536 people
  4. 4. stop caring what other people think about me
    32 people
  5. 5. Take more photos
    3,665 people
  6. 6. reduce my carbon footprint
    224 people
  7. 7. become vegetarian
    167 people
  8. 8. exercise daily
    2,321 people
  9. 9. become a "regular" somewhere
    112 people
  10. 10. Act like myself around people that I'm not completly comfortable with.
    2 people
  11. 11. love myself
    5,147 people
  12. 12. become comfortable in my own skin
    24 people
  13. 13. To look at the world and really appreciate it
    2 people
  14. 14. stop biting my nails
    1 cheer
    7,260 people
  15. 15. get rid of unnecessary possessions
    814 people
  16. 16. learn to walk in high heels
    320 people
  17. 17. redecorate my apartment
    80 people
  18. 18. Get a UV tattoo
    2 cheers
    12 people
  19. 19. Get a new piercing
    102 people
  20. 20. Stop wasting money
    537 people
  21. 21. Go to a cosmetology school.
    3 people
  22. 22. learn to swing dance
    1,159 people
  23. 23. Find a New (better) job
    3 people
  24. 24. Donate my hair to Locks of Love
    277 people
  25. 25. whiten my teeth
    2,112 people
  26. 26. list three things every day that made me happy
    1 entry
    420 people
  27. 27. Throw a dart into a map and travel to where it lands
    2 cheers
    633 people
  28. 28. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  29. 29. have a romantic picnic
    1 cheer
    12 people
  30. 30. talk dirty!
    14 people
  31. 31. stop overeating
    165 people
  32. 32. learn about buddhism
    386 people
  33. 33. learn to control my emotions
    93 people
  34. 34. Make at least one person smile every day
    102 people
  35. 35. learn morse code
    308 people

How I did it
How to participate in a flash mob
It took me
2 days
It made me

How to be more open
It took me
8 years
It made me

How to go to an A.F.I. concert
It took me
8 years
It made me
Freakin' ecstatic.

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Recent entries
move out of my dad's house

Went away to school and moved in with my boyfriend. Best decision ever. So much less stress in my life.

sing kareoke

4 of us sang Bohemian Rhapsody, 2 of us did Total Eclipse of the Heart. I was super scared at first, but once I got into it and people were singing along, it was really fun. Just pick a song you would normally sing loudly alone in your car, suck it up and go for it.

go horseback riding

Went on a hour long group ride through a nature trail. Rode a horse named Jasper, he was wild and kept his nose up Shiloh’s (the horse my friend was riding) ass the whole time. I was nervous at first not feeling like I had any control but I got used to it and it felt pretty natural after a while.

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