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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Learn to cook (read all 2 entries…)

pomegranate seeds

Pass all the certification exams (read all 2 entries…)

One down 2 more 2 go!!!

yay me 4 nw

try something new (read all 10 entries…)
fried Plantains

tasted gooooooooood>>

go running (read all 3 entries…)

its becoming a habit :)

try something new (read all 10 entries…)

Funny experience with Durian.
so i decided to try it and let me put it this way, its the hardest thing ever to crack it open.. and its spiky so its hard to hold it. so after my dad opened it, he just went far away from it cause he just couldnt stand the smell. therefore, he didnt even wanna try it, and i was the only one who tried it…
The SMELL is awful..
i thought when they say it smells bad, it means that only the outside but its the actual inside edible part. its slimy and had little seeds inside of it. It smells awful and the taste is like rotting onions. i wanted to eat more but the smell just killed it for me.
my mom had to throw it outside of the house because she didnt want that smell in her house..
so very funny experience but what the heck everything is wroth trying..
so much for being the “king of fruits”

find a job (read all 6 entries…)

ok so i am giving it up for now cause its just making me depressed :(

lose the belly fat

I am happy with my weight 125 but i dont want the damn belly fat!!!
nothing seems to be working :(

go running (read all 3 entries…)
Rainy run

it wasnt that bad because the rain started in the end but it was still good :)

Again today yay 4/14

try something new (read all 10 entries…)
Broad beans

so fulfilling and tasty :)

stop biting my nails (read all 3 entries…)

I actually cant stand long nails..
they get dirty!

try something new (read all 10 entries…)
Blood Type

Finally know my Blood type!

Learn to cook (read all 2 entries…)
Zesty fried eggplant

Bread crumbs + egg mixed with some water and put on egg plant cut roundly..
n there goes an awesome light dinner made all by myself!!!

leave little messages, quotations,pieces of art etc. for strangers to find (read all 3 entries…)

left one for someone to sweeten their day.

Complete the 50 Questions that will free your mind

1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I would be 24.

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying is worst because failing or succeeding comes afterwards.

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
To make our loved ones happy and not having the choice all the times, compel us to do things we dont like. we like many things we dont do because its the thrill of wanting to do it.

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I would have done more than i have said because i go for things instead of wishing for them.

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

6.If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
Both at the same time.

8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I would spend more time with my ex and ask him my remaining questions. I would live more healthy, more happy, more aware, more out going with friends, more available to my family, more knowledgeable.

9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

10.Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I am not really worried,i would just do what i have to do and thats all that matters.

11.You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
Just like i have done before, i would stand up for my friend and slowly point out the good parts about my friend.

12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Its very tough question so far!!!
“Live life to your fullest, if you walk you have to fall so just dont forget to get back up on your feet and hold the ones around you because it will only help you more.”

13.Would you break the law to save a loved one?

14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
Yes, The insanity of his passion and the creative way he slowly cut me out of it.

15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I love from the bottom of my heart and i know that because whoever i have left they still want me and cant find a crazy one like me ;)
also, i would adapt to anything.

16.How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Not everyone is the same.

17.What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Traveling. Money and family is holding me back.

18.Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Ex. his memories. hope.

19.If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
i would travel the whole world first and then decide.

20.Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
No and No.

21.Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
I rather be a joyful simpleton.

22.Why are you, you?
Because God made me this way and besides that answer i dont really know.

23.Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

24.Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
Losing in touch with a good friend who lives near me.

25.What are you most grateful for?
everything except maybe the closure i never got.

26.Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
neither but if i had to pick, it would be lose all my memories as long as i can make new ones.

27.Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
Yes when others tell you. but obviously you have to challenge it as a retard.

28.Has your greatest fear ever come true?
I didnt know i had fears till they occurred! stuck in snow storm. ice staking. the love leaving me. graduating yet no job.

29.Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
No and not at all.

30.What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
going to my grandma’s house and everything there just made it special.

31.At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
when i was with him.

32.If not now, then when?
Not now then maybe in Heaven.

33.If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?

34.Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
Yes! a stranger on the train.

35.Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
you have to fight for what you love. i guess thats why.

36.Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
Not really.

37.If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
No i dont think so.

38.Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
i rather have less work even if i enjoy it.

39.Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
Hell yeah and i actually have!

40.When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
thats the case with everything i do.

41.If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
i would visit my family, every one i ever loved once and some strangers.

42.Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
No, if my life years are a definite guarantee.

43.What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
truly living is the essence.

44.When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
when you are madly in love. when you truly believe in something.

45.If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because its like a roller coaster ride and scary every time.

46.What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
i would marry the one person who loves me.

47.When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
when he was sitting right next to me and i was getting high just by him sitting there. i wanted to stop breathing because i was afraid he would notice. when i was taking my driving test and my breathing helped me overcome my anxiety.

48.What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
I love him and him and No.
I love my family and yes.

49.In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
No i dont think so.

50.Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
I am making my own decisions as of now. they are not turning out so right so hopefully in near future, i am going to hand that over to someone else.

try something new (read all 10 entries…)
Paper shooter :p

Best thing ever!
to kill time at work…

rubber band+paper= aim and shoot!!!

Pass all the certification exams (read all 2 entries…)

Eligibility specialist:)
not one of my certifications but feels good to have it :)

try something new (read all 10 entries…)

Rainbow in Central park, NEW YORK.
my Very first rainbow in NY yay me!!!

It was so surreal :)

find a job (read all 6 entries…)

Another interview = fail
for the first time in my life, i wish i was good at math :(

leave little messages, quotations,pieces of art etc. for strangers to find (read all 3 entries…)
Here's one i left :)

I will share them here.

beat insomnia (read all 3 entries…)

its getting better :)
fingers crossed
but happy so far!

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