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 21 things

Brett's Life List

  1. 1. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  2. 2. go camping
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,916 people
  3. 3. Read the entire Bible
    1 cheer
    2,552 people
  4. 4. exercise three times per week
    1 cheer
    12 people
  5. 5. get in shape
    1 cheer
    10,376 people
  6. 6. Learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
  7. 7. write a story
    654 people
  8. 8. go to India
    1 cheer
    1,293 people
  9. 9. Practice Yoga
    1 cheer
    4,258 people
  10. 10. be happy
    1 cheer
    25,048 people
  11. 11. live passionately
    2 cheers
    5,635 people
  12. 12. live simply
    1 cheer
    3,222 people
  13. 13. own a cabin in the woods
    5 cheers
    33 people
  14. 14. attain enlightenment
    2 cheers
    96 people
  15. 15. be quiet
    29 people
  16. 16. go to a nude beach
    923 people
  17. 17. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
  18. 18. read all of Jack Kerouac's books.
    1 entry
    31 people
  19. 19. Earn my MBA
    42 people
  20. 20. hike the appalachian trail
    2,111 people
  21. 21. volunteer with the red cross
    15 people
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go camping

I have a plan for a camping trip this summer. Should be a good few days of hiking.

read all of Jack Kerouac's books.

I don’t want to accomplish this too quickly because there is a very finite supply.

So far I have completed On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks.

Now, I am starting at the beginning with The Town and the City.

Join the Peace Corps

This will have to happen after graduate school. I want to have most of the education out of the way first.

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