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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Yarr's Life List

  1. 1. spend more time outdoors
    2 cheers
    954 people
  2. 2. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  3. 3. Read all the books in my "must read" pile
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,081 people
  4. 4. make a mobile
    2 cheers
    15 people
  5. 5. work a season at the renaissance faire
    6 people
  6. 6. be a person of substance
    1 cheer
    10 people
  7. 7. go to burning man
    3 cheers
    1,610 people
  8. 8. Send a message in a bottle
    4,120 people
  9. 9. Drink Champagne with a crazy straw
    2 cheers
    40 people
  10. 10. get an internship at mcsweeney's
    2 people
  11. 11. get a hammock
    2 cheers
    59 people
  12. 12. throw fabulous dinner parties
    1 cheer
    31 people
  13. 13. pose nude
    2 cheers
    409 people
  14. 14. Steward aboard the S/V Lady Washington for at least three months
    1 person
  15. 15. Shower in a waterfall.
    2 cheers
    491 people
  16. 16. see eddie izzard live
    1 cheer
    51 people
  17. 17. give away 50 things I don't need
    2 cheers
    150 people
  18. 18. Spend Quality Time With Ocelots
    1 person
  19. 19. live by the sea
    1 cheer
    533 people
  20. 20. abolish myspace
    1 cheer
    1 person
  21. 21. write so much that it begins to feel like i haven't showered or brushed my teeth if i don't one day
    2 cheers
    3 people
  22. 22. do a 5-day cleansing fast
    217 people
  23. 23. end genocide in darfur
    1 cheer
    50 people
  24. 24. learn to play Debussy's "Claire de Lune" on the piano
    1 cheer
    425 people
  25. 25. tell a taxi driver to "follow that car!"
    2 cheers
    419 people
  26. 26. always live and work in environments that allow me to be silly and unpredictable
    37 people
  27. 27. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    2,671 people
  28. 28. Learn to walk on hot coals
    1 cheer
    2 people
  29. 29. find a great Greek restaurant
    2 people
  30. 30. Fly First Class
    1 cheer
    1,263 people
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surround myself with intelligent, interesting people
Oh yes.

I’m pleased to say I actually accomplished this at long last. Without trying, actually. It just sort of fell into place. And it was amazing. I can’t wait to be back in the same situation again someday very soon.

make up my mind

This goal was related to a lot of things, but right now I feel like I’ve definitely achieved it by ending a long-term relationship which was holding me back. I’m experiencing more freedom and the sheer excitement of suddenly just being one person again. And I’m flying to Paris is two days! Tee-hee! Things are looking up and I’ve got that grounded feeling which always comes with good decisions.

get british citizenship (read all 2 entries…)
As they say...

The passport is in the mail. The next time I enter the UK it will be in the EU Passports line! Hooray! At long last!

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