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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  1. 1. pay off my student loans
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  2. 2. Be debt free
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  3. 3. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  4. 4. flatten my belly
    20 people
  5. 5. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  6. 6. To live instead of exist
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    11,477 people
  7. 7. travel around the world
    5,208 people
  8. 8. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  9. 9. Learn Italian
    6,590 people
  10. 10. create small pieces of art, and leave them for people to find
    460 people
  11. 11. do a masters degree
    81 people
  12. 12. win a competition
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  13. 13. see deftones live
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  14. 14. make a music video
    785 people
  15. 15. make a coffee table book
    26 people
  16. 16. stop myspacing
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  17. 17. learn the thriller dance routine
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  18. 18. go puddle jumping
    25 people
  19. 19. live each day as if it were my last, but learn each day as if I'll live forever
    510 people
  20. 20. Send a message in a bottle
    4,120 people
  21. 21. own my own home
    1,463 people
  22. 22. live off the grid
    422 people
  23. 23. Make a magazine
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  24. 24. Sell off unused clothes
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  25. 25. visit every continent
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take up African drumming with a drumming group
African Drumming

Currently learning African Drumming (Beginner’s course) with Lila Drums every Sunday. Really enjoyed the classes and getting the hang of it. I really wanted to learn conventional drumming (the drum set normal bands use), but when i saw this African Drumming workshop at WOMAD, i just thought i’d join for fun and i’m really liking it now! no regrets!

keep lizard eggs and watch them hatch
lizards eggs.

This was by coincidence. I found lizard eggs (normal house lizards) in a small hole in a wall outside my house. they’re white and round, much like turtle eggs, only tiny. i picked them, all 4 of them and put them in a container. It was 2 weeks after i collected them, that they started to hatch, have spasms, then ate their outer translucent skin, then fidget even more.

It was definately weird witnessing this and glad i was at home at the time they were hatching. Makes you wonder even more about these lizards and how those eggs fit in a lizard, for i have never seen a pregnant lizard before. and it’s quite interesting that i did this even when i hate lizards with a passion!


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