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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bgsparrow's Life List

  1. 1. Write and publish a sucessful book
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 2. Expand my imagination
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  3. 3. Find a job I like
    2 entries
    175 people
  4. 4. solve the 'Paul Is Dead' Hoax
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. Get a Rottweiler
    1 entry
    17 people
  6. 6. Go stormchasing in Tornado Alley
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. Be content when I get married
    1 entry
    1 person
  8. 8. Be more patient
    3,252 people
  9. 9. Go to Ben Folds concert
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. 10. Get whiter teeth
    133 people
  11. 11. Meet a celebrity
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    385 people
  12. 12. See/ watch more broadway shows
    1 entry
    1 person
  13. 13. Have fun in everything I do
    4 people
  14. 14. Go on a cruise with friends
    9 people
  15. 15. Go on a Mission Trip
    465 people
  16. 16. Accept people for who they are
    54 people
  17. 17. Ride more rollercoasters
    34 people
  18. 18. Get popcorn for a wedding present
    1 person
  19. 19. Build an igloo
    110 people
  20. 20. Read and Write Ancient Egyptian
    1 person
  21. 21. Work on a movie crew
    1 entry
    2 people
  22. 22. Slam a revolving door
    1 person
  23. 23. Go parasailing and sky diving
    1 person
  24. 24. Be remembered as a good person
    19 people
  25. 25. Direct a play or musical
    2 people
  26. 26. Go to Topsail for a week with my best friends
    1 entry
    1 person
  27. 27. make a difference in someone's life
    1,275 people
  28. 28. be more outgoing but keep my composure
    2 people
  29. 29. learn to swordfight
    126 people
  30. 30. solve a Rubik's Cube
    1 cheer
    453 people
  31. 31. Read the bible
    3,775 people
  32. 32. Ride out a hurricane
    2 people
  33. 33. Have my own kitchen
    6 people
  34. 34. Get a job out of state
    1 person
  35. 35. Send my parents to Germany for their anniversary
    1 person
  36. 36. Get a 4.0 next semester
    32 people
  37. 37. Get my own apartment
    653 people
  38. 38. Make HvZ an official organization at IUP
    1 person
  39. 39. Visit Oak Island, Nova Scotia
    1 person
  40. 40. wiser when it comes to love
    1 entry
    1 person
  41. 41. ride in an airplane
    27 people
  42. 42. go to a Steelers vs. Browns game @ Home
    2 entries
    1 person
  43. 43. Weigh 135 pounds (my healthy weight)
    1 person

How I did it
How to have a life-changing experience
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1 year
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How to go back to Camp Lutherlyn
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4 years
It made me
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Recent entries
Work on a movie crew

Now that I have taken up a COMM Media minor in college, I will be working on the television studio on campus here in the fall. Since I’m the ever-versital English major, I hop the minor will help me to get involved in any way possibl with a movie studio or crew. I’d LOVE it.

See/ watch more broadway shows

I have become severely infatuated with this musical, considering I’m a closet American History buff. I stumbled upon it years ago, watching a scene from the broadway show for about a minute. Then, this fall when I was looking up musicals I wanted my characters for a story to have listed in their show experience, I came upon it, LOVED IT, and can’t wait to buy the DVD. I’ve watched it on TV over Christmas break and a ton of stuff on YouTube, but I really want the soundtrack. Can’t find it for the life of me.

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The Daily Show

Alright, so depending on how big of a fan you are, you could call Jon Stewart a celebrity. He has his own show and just hosted the Oscars, so yeah. Anyhoo, I’m going up to NewYork over Spring Break to be on TDS on March 11th, and I really would just like to get a picture with Jon to prove everyone wrong that says I’m not going. So, I might be doing this really soon! excitement

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