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 6 things

Paola's Life List

  1. 1. make life simple
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    10 people
  2. 2. swim with the flow
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Learn Katori Shinto Ryu
    7 entries . 9 cheers
    7 people
  4. 4. learn iaido
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    30 people
  5. 5. write a screenplay
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    2,319 people
  6. 6. Learn Japanese
    2 cheers
    10,794 people
Recent entries
have a wedding (read all 2 entries…)
Let me see...

The previous list read
- figure out what to wear
and that’s done (though it looks like I will have to open a sub-goal: “Revive my credit card, after a pair of fabulous four-inch-heel slingback hit it with a mortal blow”)
- get rings
and that’s done too (not as smooth as expected, but still).

I guess I am all sorted. And now I can devote my energies to finally realizing this is all happening for real. And, in two days!

take singing classes (read all 2 entries…)
I rock. And I roll.

Because not only I found a teacher in town, but I already started (I am on lesson #2 now) and I absolutely adore it.
It feels so great, I am not even ticking off this goal.
I want to just look at it, and bask in my own awesomeness.
That’s how I roll!

have a wedding (read all 2 entries…)
My recipe for a perfectly stress-free wedding

Simple. Do not invite anybody other than the witnesses :)

My to-do list
- Figure out what to wear
- Get rings
And I still have a whole month for that!

It feels quite silly to freak out on something so simple, when in my mind and in my heart I’ve been committed thoroughly to this relationship for years now.

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