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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will not stop

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be daring
try something new

this has been the summer of skinny dipping, hookah, striking up conversations, and taking chances. i’ve become exponentially more daring that i once was.

mission accomplished.

Get a Mac
once you go mac, you never go back

i looooove my new macbook! i don’t know how i ever lived without it. now, i can surf the web in the grass outside :)

get a job
pizza slut

i got a job at the hut, so now i get to spend time cutting pies and coloring on balloons with nicole at the hut…not bad.

go to art school
i'm going!

I got into Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and California College of the Arts (CCA)!!!

be more artsy and innovative

i think two years of ib art has accomplished this…

mix coke and mentos together
crazy mrs. chen

nothing like chemistry class during sophomore year. those were the good days.

travel to europe...again

on the way to egypt we had a layover in frankfurt…but that’s not legitimate for clicking the “i’ve done this” button on my page. some of my friends and i are planning to visit eva in germany for senior week. i’ll take germany over ocean city annny day.

drink more water

i drink significantly more water than i used to. there. what else can i say? i’m drinking water riiight now. oh yeah, baby.

ride a camel in Egypt
shak shak!

our camel was cuteee. the getting up and down was a bit scary, but riding was so much fun! i want a camelll.

get my best possible results in all my school work in 2007 (read all 2 entries…)
good joerbb

i finished out the school year with a 4.0…too bad it went down from my 4.13… i can live with that :) i also got a 4 on my IB math exam _

go to egypt

I had the time of my life, met the best people, learned a lot…I EXPERIENCED HISTORY! I can’t wait until I can go do it again! I’ll never forget this trip <3

Make people laugh.

yeah, i can whip out the occasional joke or smart-ass quip, but most of the times, it’s the verbal diarrhea that gets my pals going..

get my best possible results in all my school work in 2007 (read all 2 entries…)
it's been tricky, but so far so good..

i got my report card yesterday.
and it was good.
honor roll + 4.13 GPA


find a quirky male sidekick
i have onee

matty! i hope we stay sidekicks though… he is my partner in crimeee.

Understand Quantum Physics
i'm getting there

i watched “what the bleep do we know” today for about the fourth time and i’m really taking it in. the subject matter is so incredibly fascinating to me and i just want to dive headfirst into the rabbit hole. i want to find some good books that are still easy reads.. i think i’ll raid borders on saturday.

learn to bellydance, REALLY well

i did two-that’s right, TWO-bellydancing videos yesterday.

i rock.

exercise my brain more
i think i acheived this goal..

ever since the new semester started, i’ve had tok (theory of knowledge) and it’s fantastic. my teacher is passionate and it’s amazing. no beliefs are imposed or forced onto us, just possibilities. today we talked about quantum physics and i had prior knowledge, so i felt amazing. this is the one class where i feel 100% comfortable and engaged. i’m actually proud of myself.

finish my homework

well, today isn’t a great day for this thing. it’s 4:43 and i’m still up, finishing history. i did all of my bio, so i guess that’s good… this is going to kill me if i don’t find a more effective plan. if only i didn’t fall asleep at 5 and wake up at 10 this evening. damn.

watch more classic films
movies were better back in the day...

i didn’t realize that i had achieved this goal until just now. here’s a list of some movies i’ve gotten to watch:

-an affair to remember
-belle du jour
-gone with the wind
-marie antoinette (1938 version)
-my fair lady
-singin’ in the rain
-the wizard of oz
-west side story

i intend to keep the list growing, too. i’m still mad that i didn’t realize you can’t play european dvds in america because that boxed set of audrey hepburn movies is sitting on top of my dvd player, just waiting to be seen…

learn how to cook and then actually cook

i made chicken and pancetta penne with pesto pasta sauce yesterday and it was amazing. i was so proud of it, too.

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