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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candy_coated_kisses's Life List

  1. 1. Have no regrets
    1,587 people
  2. 2. always remember to enjoy the simple pleasures in life
    1 person
  3. 3. lose weight and keep it off
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,250 people
  4. 4. Be a published author at a young age
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. Have a restaurant know my "usual"
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    97 people
  6. 6. Open my own little bookstore/cafe
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. redecorate my room
    458 people
  8. 8. get in touch with old friends
    277 people
  9. 9. Swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  10. 10. see the northern lights
    19,118 people
  11. 11. learn to pick a lock
    658 people
  12. 12. learn to fly a plane
    1,165 people
  13. 13. visit all 50 states
    9,054 people
  14. 14. do 20 pull-ups
    116 people
  15. 15. hang glide
    736 people
  16. 16. Have a closer walk with Christ
    67 people
  17. 17. Live with compassion
    24 people
  18. 18. see a Broadway show in New York
    160 people
  19. 19. write a screenplay
    2,319 people
  20. 20. feel the fear and do it anyway
    437 people
  21. 21. Make a difference in someone else's life
    169 people
  22. 22. learn photography
    2,906 people
  23. 23. do nice things because I want to and expect nothing in return
    27 people
  24. 24. Get a tattoo
    21,916 people
  25. 25. Care less about what people think of me
    555 people
  26. 26. sail the oceans
    19 people
  27. 27. drive a motorcycle
    194 people
  28. 28. Skydive
    11,425 people
  29. 29. Send something to post secret
    672 people
  30. 30. Try to say only positive things about people
    12 people
  31. 31. Put a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea
    888 people
  32. 32. improve the quality of my life
    6 people
  33. 33. do yoga
    2,364 people
  34. 34. Live overseas for a year
    127 people
  35. 35. Scream at the top of my lungs into an Abyss
    35 people
  36. 36. surf
    1,077 people
  37. 37. inspire someone
    1,621 people
  38. 38. bowl a 300 game
    75 people
  39. 39. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  40. 40. Kiss a stranger
    798 people
  41. 41. hike the appalachian trail
    2,112 people
  42. 42. have a garden
    882 people
  43. 43. get married
    1 entry
    21,334 people
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get married
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I’ve been to only two weddings, one actually quite recently. It was so beautiful! It was outside in Pennsylvania on this stone patio, with bugs humming around everyones heads, but not getting close enough to be a nuisance. Next to the patio was a small field and a pond with hundreds of flowers. The weather was perfect, too.
But it wasn’t just that. It was the way the couple (my cousin and his fiance) looked at each other as they got married. They seemed so sure, so happy to know that they’d found their soulmate. I want that someday.



Open my own little bookstore/cafe
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This is another life goal, and it’s one that I intend to keep. It just seemd to fit my lifestyle and interests so much. I think it would be the perfect job for me.



Have a restaurant know my "usual"
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Haha, this is one that I’m not too serious about, but it would be really cool if it happened. The only restaurant I can think of that would come close to knowing me well enough to know my usual is Elie’s Deli, since when I go there I either get a meatball sub or a turkey sub with provologne, lettuce, and mayo. Same thing every time, and I guess if I want a restaurant to know my usual, I should keep doing that :)



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