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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quit drinking soda
Day 1.

In line with my new years resolutions I am kicking this habit to the curb. I don’t think it will be to hard. I never used to drink soft drink before I meet my fiance and he drinks nothing but. It still sucks that it gets kept in the house but it’s 6pm on my first day and I am still feeling strong :)

buy a camera (read all 2 entries…)
Bit the Bullet.

Ok so I decided today was the day. I had been thinking about it for some weeks. I reviewed 3 camera’s that fit my criteria: Olympus FE, Canon IXUS 80 and the Panasonic lumix. I went though the cnet reviews and any other sites I could find. Then I took my knew found knowledge to camera house and talked it over with the guy. 20 minutes later I was heading home with a Pink lumix, cover and an 8 GB card.

Get Irish citizenship
A convoluted process.

My Grand Mother was Irish but my mother was adopted. Tracing the paperwork is going to be hard but I really need to get on my ass and get the process started.

Get a university degree
The 3rd attempt

This is my third attempt at a degree and it hasn’t been going well so far. I am 3 years in and have only passed 7 units. Not quiet a full first year. But 2010 is going to be my year, Just wait and see.

Read all my Uni books before classes start in February
I think it might help...

I fail a lot. May have something to do with never opening my textbooks so I am going to attempt to be prepared and read my books before semester starts. My plan is One Uni book, One book for pleasure. Will have to see if it works. I think I have 5 books in total.

buy a camera (read all 2 entries…)
I want a pink one.

Ok I have a few more specifications than that. For instance it will be digital… Umm 10 mega pixel. Other than that, I haven’t got a clue.

visit paris
Paris, the city of my dreams.

I cook from french cookbooks. I have a ton on french photography books. I dream of Paris. Love the French Language. Aspire to be more like the 1st french lady. Drink french champagne and yet this goal is not in the foreseeable future. It will sit here until I have the time and money. Alas one day…

Dress better
This has been a long standing goal.

Where to start. Well I guess the biggest contributer to my tardy appearance would be my weight. I would say I am at least 40 kilos over weight. Some where along the line it just gets to hard to dress presentably as the bigger the clothes the less effort is put into design.

The second major contributer would be the that we live in a country town. Nice clothes are hard to find and a lot of it is so generic. I guess having a fiance and no job hasn’t helped either. I spend most my days in the house and see no need to go to much of an effort.

Take Chris Camping
I can't believe he has never been camping.

Yes it’s true, my beloved fiance has never been camping in his 28 years of existence. It boggles the mind that this is still possible in this day and age. All the same I am making it my mission to educate him. He doesn’t know it yet but for our anniversary (23rd of Dec) he is getting a 5 man tent. I know we didn’t need one this big but I figured he would be more comfortable in one he can stand up in. I am more accustomed to hike tents… but that is never going to happen with Chris.

I also bought his a little blue lantern to put in his Christmas Stocking. So soon he will have the makings of a camping kit.



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