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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cellis's Life List

  1. 1. Go to sleep earlier.
    525 people
  2. 2. figure out what i want to do with my life
    3,860 people
  3. 3. find work I'm passionate about
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    913 people
  4. 4. learn about wine
    840 people
  5. 5. Go to London...again
    17 people
  6. 6. Travel Back to Ireland
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  7. 7. return to Tortola
    1 person
  8. 8. touch a pyramid
    75 people
  9. 9. live in New York City
    2,842 people
  10. 10. become a better musician.
    66 people
  11. 11. Play music again
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    40 people
  12. 12. listen to all the beethoven sonatas
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    79 people
  13. 13. Read all the books in my "should read" pile
    12 people
  14. 14. join a symphony
    7 people
  15. 15. Get into a PhD program
    32 people
  16. 16. earn a phd in philosophy
    12 people
  17. 17. attend Oxford University
    7 people
  18. 18. learn to play the violin
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  19. 19. be fluent in german
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  20. 20. be fluent in Spanish
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  21. 21. be fluent in greek
    21 people
  22. 22. Read Latin
    13 people
  23. 23. live in the Dakota Apartments
    1 person
  24. 24. become a teacher
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