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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  1. 1. Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read
    6 entries
    565 people
  2. 2. write a letter and leave it for someone on a park bench to make them smile
    5 people
  3. 3. keep in touch with people who are important to me
    55 people
  4. 4. never lose my sense of wonder
    391 people
  5. 5. Make an art portfolio
    88 people
  6. 6. Make new friends
    1 entry
    13,751 people
  7. 7. pierce my eyebrow
    135 people
  8. 8. Learn to play the guitar
    1 cheer
    13,736 people
  9. 9. see more live music
    1 entry
    663 people
  10. 10. see aerosmith in concert
    41 people
  11. 11. see the Rolling Stones
    28 people
  12. 12. be rich
    1 entry
    3,218 people
  13. 13. Have fun
    3,379 people
  14. 14. live simply
    3,222 people
  15. 15. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  16. 16. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  17. 17. Be more open about my feelings
    68 people
  18. 18. have a beautiful garden
    167 people
  19. 19. live passionately
    1 cheer
    5,635 people
  20. 20. Keep a journal
    1 entry
    3,725 people
  21. 21. Go on a road trip
    1 entry
    3,811 people
  22. 22. go to college
    4,488 people
  23. 23. love myself
    1 cheer
    5,147 people
  24. 24. write
    1,618 people
  25. 25. live by the ocean
    666 people
  26. 26. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  27. 27. Dress better
    1 cheer
    1,309 people
  28. 28. love
    3,387 people
  29. 29. write and illustrate a children's book
    1 cheer
    306 people
  30. 30. write a book
    31,381 people
  31. 31. have a big bathroom with a roomy bathtub you can stretch out in
    1 person
  32. 32. Pass my drivers test
    2 cheers
    105 people
  33. 33. travel by train
    140 people
  34. 34. have a library in my home with books I love
    4 people
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Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
Just finished...

...Bee Season. It was slow to get into, but very interesting and thought-provoking. Now on to Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Loving it so far :)

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
Ethan Frome

A quick read- So beautiful and sad!

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)

starting a new book today, woo! i got distracted by The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, which kind of blew my mind…But, on to the next!

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