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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barefoot229's Life List

  1. 1. live in a house with hidden rooms and secret passageways
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    439 people
  2. 2. be more social
    5,407 people
  3. 3. wake up with a smile on my face every morning
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    5 people
  4. 4. Keep a journal
    3,725 people
  5. 5. get up when my alarm clock goes off
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    232 people
  6. 6. go rock climbing
    1 cheer
    845 people
  7. 7. improve my will power by doing something I dont want to each day.
    8 people
  8. 8. Read for thirty minutes every day
    1 cheer
    3 people
  9. 9. smile more
    3,618 people
  10. 10. think optimistically
    2 cheers
    6 people
  11. 11. pay off my student loans
    2,981 people
  12. 12. have more energy
    1 cheer
    951 people
  13. 13. stop looking to others for reassurance of my decisions
    2 cheers
    91 people
  14. 14. manage my time better
    1,491 people
  15. 15. be more positive
    2,864 people
  16. 16. not let people get to me
    1 cheer
    45 people
  17. 17. Greet each day with an outstanding attitude
    2 cheers
    75 people
  18. 18. run the disney 5k
    1 person
  19. 19. have clear skin
    1,240 people
  20. 20. tone my body
    833 people
  21. 21. Stop wallowing in self pity
    12 people
  22. 22. complain less
    1,203 people
  23. 23. have a flat stomach
    2,362 people
  24. 24. change my life
    486 people
  25. 25. be able to do the splits again
    49 people
  26. 26. stop being lazy
    2,074 people
  27. 27. keep in touch with my friends more often
    1 entry
    16 people
  28. 28. keep a cleaner house
    107 people
  29. 29. Be shockingly productive
    37 people
  30. 30. never be bored
    66 people
  31. 31. procrastinate less
    1,809 people
  32. 32. clean out the garage
    201 people
  33. 33. have better posture
    7,978 people
  34. 34. have a hammock and sleep in it
    9 people
  35. 35. Excercise more
    480 people
  36. 36. get better at small talk
    125 people
  37. 37. stretch daily
    1 cheer
    229 people
  38. 38. Be an extra on Law & Order
    1 cheer
    7 people
  39. 39. be a good daughter
    267 people
  40. 40. be self-confident again
    2 cheers
    189 people
  41. 41. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    570 people
  42. 42. audition more
    14 people
  43. 43. Explore the New York Public Library
    8 people

How I did it
How to do yoga
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to read at least one book each month
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to move in with my girlfriend
It took me
1 year
It made me

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As of right now I’ve read 7 and feel the need to reread 14 before they can officially count. I’ve got a long way to go!

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I’ve officially lived in NYC for a year. It can be a financial burden, but nothing can beat the experience!

Be part of a flash mob

I was part of a marriage proposal flash mob at a night club. The bride to be’s favorite song came on and then us seemingly random club goers started dancing. Her fiance joined us and at the end dropped down on one knee. It was adorable and such a good time!

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