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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blondie513's Life List

  1. 1. actually do all the things on my list
    42 people
  2. 2. stop pretending I'm happy and actually be happy
    1 person
  3. 3. lose the weight i need to lose and keep it off
    1 entry
    513 people
  4. 4. get married, stay married, and live happily ever after
    1,898 people
  5. 5. get corrective eye surgery or lasik
    1,071 people
  6. 6. live in london
    1,467 people
  7. 7. get my tongue pierced.
    659 people
  8. 8. be a forensic scientist
    29 people
  9. 9. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  10. 10. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  11. 11. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  12. 12. not have kids
    2 cheers
    39 people
  13. 13. find my biological parents
    1,103 people
  14. 14. Start a book of quotes that mean something to me
    1 cheer
    110 people
  15. 15. stop grinding my teeth
    76 people
  16. 16. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  17. 17. stop being lazy
    1 cheer
    2,074 people
  18. 18. have my own place
    1 cheer
    230 people
  19. 19. fall asleep outside watching the stars with someone i care about
    915 people
  20. 20. get a puppy
    1 cheer
    1,363 people
  21. 21. get a husky dog
    18 people
  22. 22. lower my blood pressure
    142 people
  23. 23. learn photoshop
    1,531 people
  24. 24. Go on a road trip
    3,811 people
  25. 25. Become a Victoria's Secret Model
    867 people
  26. 26. learn to skateboard
    1,569 people
  27. 27. get rid of all my clutter
    1,098 people
  28. 28. Have sex eight times in one day
    195 people
  29. 29. Be an extra in a movie
    1,544 people
  30. 30. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  31. 31. Go to a rave
    547 people
  32. 32. go to a nude beach
    923 people
  33. 33. get pink highlights on my hair
    1 cheer
    25 people
  34. 34. graduate from college
    6,121 people
  35. 35. find a job that doesn't feel like a job
    230 people
  36. 36. Keep in Better Contact With the Friends I Have and Make New Friends
    710 people
  37. 37. study abroad
    2,532 people
  38. 38. party at the Playboy Mansion
    32 people
  39. 39. Read more
    9,072 people
  40. 40. Rip my entire CD collection
    131 people
  41. 41. move out of my parents' house for good
    11 people
  42. 42. help my boyfriend file for a divorce
    2 people
Recent entries
Get a tattoo

Got my first tattoo in December of 07 and I love it. It is the outline of a heart on my right hip. I can’t wait to get another.

My suggestions for anyone who wants to get a tattoo and it will be their first one (even for those who have one already and want another):
1) get something that won’t go out of fashion (do NOT get a band name or brand name or something)
2) get something that can be easily hidden in case you get a job that doesn’t allow them or in case you get sick of it (get something small and in a hidden spot)
3) go to a well respected, clean tattoo studio and artist (don’t compromise your safety or health for a cheaper price or them not checking for ID – which leads to number 4 and 5)
4) save up your money for it, do NOT cut out things you NEED to pay for (i.e. food, medicine, transportation to work, electricity, etc.)
5) wait until you are at least 18 – or whatever age you legally can get one in your country/province
6) if possible, get a temporary tattoo or airbrush tattoo done of it or something similar to be sure you’ll like it
7) do NOT get one while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

I think that is all the tips I have. Good luck! :)

Stop cutting

I did this on and off for about 3 or 4 years. I didn’t care when people saw the cuts either. It really scared a lot of people I loved. Once I saw how much it hurt my friends when I cut, I stopped. I haven’t done it in a few years and am really happy I haven’t. :)

lose the weight i need to lose and keep it off

I have a kidney disease (FSGS) and high blood pressure. I really need to lose weight in order to get some of that under control. If anyone has any tips, let me know. Also, I’m living in a college dorm and so eating healthy is very difficult.


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