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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I'm doing 22 things

bezana's Life List

  1. 1. learn how to use WordPress
    21 people
  2. 2. draw every day
    1 cheer
    334 people
  3. 3. Be more organised
    1 entry
    734 people
  4. 4. be more social
    5,407 people
  5. 5. keep a photo-journal
    1 cheer
    4 people
  6. 6. go to the cinema more
    31 people
  7. 7. study Chinese
    34 people
  8. 8. become a freelance illustrator
    9 people
  9. 9. have my own art studio
    97 people
  10. 10. learn yoga
    3,012 people
  11. 11. illustrate a book
    1 cheer
    121 people
  12. 12. travel more
    3,256 people
  13. 13. be more positive
    2,864 people
  14. 14. Go to the gym
    699 people
  15. 15. be more tidy
    170 people
  16. 16. Read more
    1 cheer
    9,072 people
  17. 17. go out more
    657 people
  18. 18. visit art galleries and museums
    3 people
  19. 19. go to Paris
    2,229 people
  20. 20. go to Bologna
    2 people
  21. 21. make a comic
    114 people
  22. 22. Learn Portuguese
    1 entry
    1,261 people

How I did it
How to find new friends
It took me
100 years
It made me

How to live in Barcelona
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to learn italian
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Recent entries
Learn Portuguese
First day

Today I have my first Portuguese lesson! I’m looking forward to it :-)

Live in Barcelona
2nd round

3 years ago I spent a few months in Barcelona, but as I was quite busy and thinking in my next destination I feel I left without seeing (and living) much of it. Now I’m going back soon, this time I want to take the most of it, but I don’t really know how to do it. Any advice?

Be more organised
Trying to find the way

I’ve been trying to be more organised for the last weeks, as there are plenty of things I want to do and I have to find time (and sometimes space) for all of them. But all I get of this is being a lot more stressed, as I cannot focus: when I’m doing something, I’m thinking at other 20 things I’m not doing.
But I won’t give up! I’ll try different ways of being more organised so I find the one that suits me. No one said it was an easy goal, but I think it worths it.

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