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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annalynnflynn's Life List

  1. 1. Skydive
    11,428 people
  2. 2. Surf in Tofino, BC
    1 person
  3. 3. Go to The Philippines
    45 people
  4. 4. Go to Nepal
    191 people
  5. 5. Watch all The Godfather movies
    10 people
  6. 6. Run with the bulls in Spain
    39 people
  7. 7. Bungee Jump In Nepal
    2 people
  8. 8. Run a half marathon
    2,491 people
  9. 9. See the Northern Lights
    1 cheer
    19,115 people
  10. 10. Read all the Harry Potter books
    123 people
  11. 11. Quit smoking
    1 entry
    9,282 people
  12. 12. Speak Spanish
    744 people
  13. 13. Complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon
    28 people
Recent entries
Quit Smoking
Man, it's hard...

My official quit date was June 22. I was smoke-free for 48 hours. It had been 12 years since I was smoke-free for even 24 hours. I started taking Chantix and I made it through the first week on the 1mg pills, but couldn’t finish the 2nd week. It was making me too sick. Now, I just take the pill when I know I can “stomach” it. I’m not smoke-free yet, but I’m working on it. In less than 4 weeks, I’ve gone from almost a pack a day to 1-2 cigs a day.

Complete my first triathlon
1 month to go

Today is exactly 30 days from the day I go for my first triathlon. I’m pretty excited and wish I would have signed up for one earlier, but I guess the more time I have to train, the more confident I’ll feel in finishing the thing.


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