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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It is a good day.

learn dancing

I can’t wait to take classes on dancing at college this fall! It will be the first time I’ve ever been able to afford them and dancing has been a passion of mine since elementary school.

run a six minute mile

Its been a while since I’ve trained (about a month maybe)? I was running a mile every other weekday and doing weights on the other days but since the weather got bad I slacked off. I ran a mile last week in 8;43 seconds, which isn’t really fast or really slow for a female. 6:00 might seem like a long shot right now but I think if I trained a little more urgently with a timer I could do it.

go to college
It depends on circumstances

Being a senior in high school, I’ve learned a lot about how the college system works. I had, for much of my high school career, above a 4.0, because I was part of the IB program. That said I come from a low income family. So when I was accepted to my top pick colleges I couldn’t just accept them because I didn’t really have the money, but there is a local college I could go to.

I want to dream and go out like anyone else does, but sometimes circumstance dictates when we reach our goals, but not IF we reach our goals. I’m going to get a job to eventually experience life in the city; however, for now, I’m going to appreciate whatever education I start out with. I’ll have my family here and security.

see more plays

My high school has a drama club which gets tickets to plays for lower prices around town. I really should start going more.

Local theater is a great thing.

Become a model

I should just resolve to get over my fear of driving and get my license already so I can take my self to the photo shoots…and I need to get in shape.

Turns out the only one who can hold you from your dreams is yourself.

drink more water

Of course, this is something one has to keep up but I’ve found that the best way to do it is bring a one liter bottle of water to school or work. Drink it constantly when one is bored. It is easy that way.



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