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 22 things

celerity's Life List

  1. 1. save a life
    3 cheers
    1,734 people
  2. 2. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    7,198 people
  3. 3. take 500 pictures by august
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. fly a kite
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    637 people
  5. 5. Leave flowers on the grave of someone I don't know
    12 cheers
    140 people
  6. 6. leave little messages, quotations,pieces of art etc. for strangers to find
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    205 people
  7. 7. Live happily ever after
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    648 people
  8. 8. run a sub-6 minute mile
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. get in trouble for doing something right
    11 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Learn to Salsa
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    1,400 people
  11. 11. speak spanish fluently
    1 cheer
    2,363 people
  12. 12. stay up all night talking to a stranger
    5 cheers
    6 people
  13. 13. register to be a bone marrow donor
    4 cheers
    84 people
  14. 14. learn to play 'the heart asks pleasure first' on the piano
    1 cheer
    6 people
  15. 15. learn sign language
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    8,503 people
  16. 16. run a half marathon
    7 cheers
    2,491 people
  17. 17. become a superhero without powers
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  18. 18. write my name in wet cement
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    536 people
  19. 19. send a message in a bottle
    3 cheers
    4,120 people
  20. 20. pay for the order of the stranger behind me in the drive thru
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Learn more about everything
    5 cheers
    38 people
  22. 22. find myself in a situation where it makes sense and is in fact absolutely necessary to say "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
    7 cheers
    175 people

How I did it
How to lose 8 pounds
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to kiss a stranger
It took me
1 year
It made me

Recent entries
lose 8 pounds
down to one-oh-five

113 – 8 = 105, 5’5” BMI 17.5

this is such a shallow goal, but I can’t stand looking at myself in the mirror…I wish I could give my food to the 14,000 kids who die each day from hunger. I don’t need it.

take 500 pictures by august

...must be of my friends, family, and I
doing crazy things that we’ll want to remember

find the courage to go home (read all 5 entries…)

I did it, but I didn’t do it. I didn’t go back physically, but I talked to my parents about it and finally—finally

I feel better about this then I have in a long, long time.

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