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 Indian hip-hop dance
An interesting mix?

I’ve discovered that there are classes out there for a type of dance that is hip-hop mixed with Bollywood. I love both styles of dance and I believe I would have a lot of fun taking these classes.

Learn country western line dancing

Honestly I don’t know why I want to do this. I absolutely despise country music but for some reason I’ve always been drawn to line dancing. I like watching it…it’s just always been something I’m interested in trying.

Learn Calypso Carnival dance

I love love love calypso music and being able to dance to it would just be amazing. It looks really difficult to do…I’m hope I’m more coordinated than I think I am.

Learn Brazilian Carnival Samba
Dance Dance!!

An extremely upbeat dance that would no doubt be an awesome workout. Looks like a lot of fun and I can’t wait to try it.

learn bhangra

I love the music and I would like to learn the accompanying folk dance.

Learn origami or "paper art"
Paper cranes anyone?

Again this might be another way for me to tap into my lesser used creative side.

learn to knit or crochet
Could be useful

I’m the type of person that always wants to learn. I want to learn how to do new things and you never know when that new skill you learned might come in handy.

Learn how to build with clay
Might be cool to try

My local community centre offers a hand building with clay class and I think it might be fun to try and create things. I’ve never worked with clay before and to be honest I’m not very artistic but I think I might be better at creating with my hands rather than drawing or something like that.

Create a scrapbook for my father
From the heart

I have a lot of photos of my father and me when i was younger and they’re just sitting in a shoe box in the closet right now. I’m about to have a baby myself and he’s going to be a grandfather for the first time and I know there will be tons of pictures with my dad and my daughter together. I’d like to throw those in with the photos of him and I and really create something special for him that he can keep forever.

take a calligraphy class

I took a basic calligraphy class a long time ago when i was in middle school and i remember it being very fanciful and fun. So I’d like to brush up on the skills that I have no doubt completely forgotten.

Quit Smoking (read all 3 entries…)
Done and finished!

I hope I never start again. It took me like all year to kick this rotten habit and I hope hope hope I never go back. It is so worth it to quit, I feel so much better physically, I have tons more energy and I feel proud of myself that I’ve done something that is so difficult.

Quit Smoking (read all 3 entries…)
Slowly but surely...

I believe that my smoking days are coming to an end. I’m feeling the cravings now few and far between and when I do I don’t have a full cigarette I only take a couple of drags to take the edge off. I’m down to about 1-2 full cigarettes per week. Not bad considering I used to smoke about 4 packs a week or more.

have a family (read all 2 entries…)

I am finally about to receive the family I’ve wanted for so long. My baby girl is due the first week of February and my boyfriend and I are thrilled to the bones. We’ve just moved in together and we are currently preparing for our family. Marriage in the future I hope! :D

learn to trust (read all 2 entries…)
Trust to those who deserve it

It’s never smart to trust just anybody and everybody but it is smart to know when to trust those who really deserve it. The man that I am with now has taught me how to trust again and how to welcome people into my life without being so judgemental. Even though a person has been hurt it is possible to trust again, just be smarter about it than you were before. Have some grounds for that trust and if somebody does happen to betray you again it’s no reason to throw in the towel for the rest of humanity. Give people a chance they might surprise you.

stop being afraid of change (read all 2 entries…)
This one is sooo worth it!

In this life if you don’t take chances and risks you will never get anywhere. I’m about to embark on the biggest changes in my life thus far. I am moving in with my boyfriend in a couple of months…I’m pregnant with our first child together and very scared about becoming a mother.(I’m also looking forward to it of course.) I am also starting a new career working from home for a Logistics company. These are some serious changes for me. But I am no longer afraid…with risk comes reward.

get the rest of my tattoos (read all 2 entries…)
Well that's it for me.

My tattooing days are never officially over. I am as tattooed as I would like to be and even though they are addictive…all habits can be broken. Besides I have my little baby to think about now, and I would rather spend my tattoo money on the little one.

lose weight/get into shape (read all 3 entries…)

Well…looks like this goal is going to have to wait. I am currently 4 months pregnant and not about to diet and work out all the time to meet this goal. But I do have a plan for after the baby is born. I have joined up with LA Weight Loss and I am set to start the program 6 weeks after the baby is born. Yay!! Hope that works out…I’ve bloody tried everything else. sighs

figure out what to do with my life (read all 2 entries…)
Kinda fell into it

I really had no plan whatsoever but recently I was offered a good job working from home and making very decent money and I’ve decided to take it. I have a wonderful man in my life that loves me for who I am and I hope to be together with him forever. I’m pregnant right now with our first child and we’re both scared to death but excited as well of course. This job working from home will allow me to be at home with my baby all of the time and I will have more time with my future hubby too. We’re moving in together in a couple of months and I can’t wait. I guess everything happens for a reason and somehow works out in the end. Sounds like a pretty good life to me.

have just one normal relationship in my life (read all 2 entries…)

The man I am with right now is more than what I could ever have asked for. I’m having a wonderful time just being with him and for the first time in my life I am experiencing a normal healthy relationship…finally.

find someone who'll love the real me (read all 2 entries…)
Lucky me

I have found the most wonderful man I could ever ask for. This man loves me for who I am and doesn’t ask to change a thing. He is the person I least expected to steal my heart in the way that he has. But I’m so thankful that I got up the courage to approach him…if I hadn’t…I would’ve missed out on a wonderful loving experience. I love you baby.

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