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 19 things

canadaORbust4534's Life List

  1. 1. learn scottish gaelic
    86 people
  2. 2. learn finnish
    566 people
  3. 3. Skydive
    11,428 people
  4. 4. travel the world
    21,175 people
  5. 5. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  6. 6. Learn to speak Georgian
    12 people
  7. 7. start drawing more
    9 people
  8. 8. skate a marathon
    4 people
  9. 9. Start going to church.
    96 people
  10. 10. work at a renaissance faire
    1 cheer
    18 people
  11. 11. Get married....and STAY married
    500 people
  12. 12. read 10 books in 2009
    4 people
  13. 13. Become a Polyglot
    1 entry
    167 people
  14. 14. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  15. 15. learn italian
    6,590 people
  16. 16. visit tierra del fuego
    8 people
  17. 17. learn Russian
    2,818 people
  18. 18. own a piece of my Scottish clan's tartan
    2 people
  19. 19. be a successful blogger
    5 people

How I did it
How to fall in love
It took me
19 years
It made me

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Become a Polyglot

I want to learn:

Spanish (studied for years, but I need to keep up with it)
Italian (currently earning a minor in, plan on studying in Italy)
Scottish Gaelic (I have dabbled in it)
French (again, dabbled before a trip to Paris)
the list is ever growing…

spend an entire day watching the extended version of all three Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back-to-back
I've done it many times

When I was in high school, I would work on a piece of rodeo art for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo auction over christmas break. I would work nonstop for 2 weeks, and on the days I was home alone all day I would pop the movies in and work with them on. It was a great way to get my work done and not hate it!

learn how to speed skate

Err… I wouldn’t say I’ve DONE it, per se, but I am doing it… I go skating nearly every free night I have! I’ve done a couple of events, and there’s nothing I love more! Getting out there on the trail and flying over that blacktop is the greatest feeling… it’s as close to flying as you can get!

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