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. Fall in love
    1 cheer
    27,212 people
  2. 2. Learn to surf
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    8,132 people
  3. 3. graduate college
    3,117 people
  4. 4. win a fulbright
    7 people
  5. 5. Go to graduate school
    1,148 people
  6. 6. become a primatologist
    4 people
  7. 7. visit new york city
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    931 people
  8. 8. Go skydiving
    7,881 people
  9. 9. Attend TED
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  10. 10. visit yosemite
    50 people
  11. 11. see the northern lights
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    19,115 people
  12. 12. travel to every continent
    1 entry
    1,501 people
  13. 13. adopt a child
    1,777 people
  14. 14. learn to bake cookies
    1 cheer
    5 people
  15. 15. go to Rwanda
    1 entry
    12 people
  16. 16. make the Dean's List
    188 people
  17. 17. watch the entire x-files series
    87 people
  18. 18. watch star trek the original series
    2 people
  19. 19. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,500 people
  20. 20. go to a Shinedown concert
    1 person
  21. 21. visit Montana
    47 people
  22. 22. Visit Maine
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    92 people
  23. 23. see Bon Iver in concert
    3 people
  24. 24. go on adventures
    75 people
  25. 25. have more fun
    1,327 people
  26. 26. get kissed in the rain
    406 people
  27. 27. see the world
    2,196 people
  28. 28. See the Great Barrier Reef
    113 people
  29. 29. see the california redwoods
    4 people
  30. 30. drive across the US
    109 people
  31. 31. Live in another country
    1,599 people
  32. 32. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  33. 33. intern at a primate sanctuary
    1 person
  34. 34. observe wild primates
    1 person
  35. 35. plan less, act more
    1 person
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travel to every continent

I’m going to Africa! Rwanda specifically, which I can’t wait to do. I’m so excited to have a real adventure just a few months away.

go to Rwanda
I'm going!

I got accepted to a field school going to Rwanda. I’m going this July. This will be my first real international travel experience.


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