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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a8ksh4's Life List

  1. 1. live a simple life
    224 people
  2. 2. Learn cfengine
    1 person
  3. 3. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  4. 4. finish college
    1 entry
    3,487 people
  5. 5. Summit Mt. Shasta
    3 people
  6. 6. find love
    2,354 people
  7. 7. become a cyborg
    38 people
  8. 8. attain a calmly abiding mind
    1 person
  9. 9. eat primarily vegitarian
    1 person
  10. 10. get up at Five am everyday
    79 people
  11. 11. build a yurt
    1 entry
    49 people
  12. 12. Hike to Grizzley Lake
    1 person
  13. 13. thru-hike the pacific crest trail
    12 people
  14. 14. Motorcycle up to Alaska and back.
    1 entry
    1 person
  15. 15. meditate daily
    4,819 people
  16. 16. Summit Mt. McKinley
    1 person
  17. 17. Learn to fly
    2,284 people
  18. 18. skate a marathon
    4 people
  19. 19. get a dog
    3,997 people

How I did it
How to summit mt. whitney
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to learn bash, cshell, etc.
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to buy another motorcycle
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Recent entries
exercise more
So, this is an ongoing thing.

I don’t like to exercise for the sake of exercising. I need to have some other goal in mind… so, I go hiking w/ friends every weekend. I go sailing, etc. I just keep a bunch of things outdoors queued up that I want to do and then I don’t have to exercise, I just show up to hang out w/ the friends who I’ve gotten into the habit of doing hiking stuff w/ and the exercise happens :-)

Motorcycle up to Alaska and back.
The Epic Journey.

I got to thinking about this. I’d love to take about 6 weeks off and ride up along the coast to Canada, then around to Alaska. I’d stop off at a bunch of national parks, try the food in lots of little towns, camp along the way and probably stay in a few hostels. Then, maybe I’d take a ferry over to Kodiak and then to Glacier Bay. It’ll be cool to spend some time in the two big cities of Alaska and check out the life up there.

This won’t happen during the summer of ‘08, but I may plan for ‘09. Need to get this done by the end of the world in 2012.

I put up a tentative map: Here

get a digital camera

I did buy one finally, but it was left on a bus in Pisa, Italy this last summer, along with a bunch of cool photos :-(. Anywho, I’m going to ad another goal along the lines of draw more or do more art stuff.

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