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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celticlove43's Life List

  1. 1. Live in a house with a red door
    6 people
  2. 2. Go to St. Louis for a Cardinals or Blues Game
    1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. Make A Pinata
    12 people
  4. 4. Pet A Dolphin
    38 people
  5. 5. Ice skate in Millenium Park
    1 person
  6. 6. Cut a boys hair with clippers
    1 person
  7. 7. Go to Fenway Park
    17 people
  8. 8. Go Camping
    2,916 people
  9. 9. Drink tea in London
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    6 people
  10. 10. Make A Rhubarb Pie
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    1 person
  11. 11. Give blood
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  12. 12. Drop a water balloon off a building
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    1 person
  13. 13. Catch The Bouquet At A Wedding
    2 people
  14. 14. Go skiing
    875 people
  15. 15. Go To A Movie Premier
    12 people
  16. 16. Swim with dolphins
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    8,291 people
  17. 17. Plant A Garden
    2,097 people
  18. 18. Eat a Georgia peach
    1 person
  19. 19. celebrate St. Patrick's day in Ireland
    5 people
  20. 20. Learn a new language
    2,142 people
  21. 21. Listen to every song in my itunes at least once
    1 person
  22. 22. Bike a race over 20 miles
    1 person
  23. 23. Learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
  24. 24. Become a bartender
    274 people
  25. 25. Get married
    1 cheer
    21,332 people
  26. 26. Knit a hat and pair of mittens
    1 person
  27. 27. Visit Every State In The U.S.
    639 people
  28. 28. Visit Africa and help build a school or fresh water supply
    1 person
  29. 29. Milk A Cow
    639 people
  30. 30. Spend a night talking in a diner
    1 person
  31. 31. Look at the stars in the back of a pick up truck
    1 person
  32. 32. See the GIANT Superman statue in Metropolis Il
    1 person
  33. 33. Visit Graceland
    114 people
  34. 34. Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans
    5 people
  35. 35. Own A Pet
    63 people
  36. 36. Learn To Compost
    32 people
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Run the Chicago Marathon
Team In Training

This year I will be running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am terrified and excited and have no idea what it will be like. Thank goodness I have good friends and family to support me during this process. I will have an update at the beginning of October!

Pick up trash in a clean up day
National Day Of Service

Marking the 10th anniversary of September 11 there was a major push to participate in a day of service around this weekend. While working with Habitat for the past few weeks we joined forces with the city to play a neighborhood clean up day for this weekend. We decided to go out into a target area where some habitat homes are located. We went into abandoned lots and cleaned out all the junk. This one home looked like a forest before we got there. I really wish I had some pictures to show the difference of before and after. You would have been amazed! Anyway I felt really good about being out there. Not only to help the community but to help remember September 11th in a great way. I really like the idea of a National Day of Service and think I will be participating in it every year :)

Donate a year of my life to service
Americorps Vista

I’ve been waiting to post about this to make sure all (or at least most) of the details lined up before I broke the news out of my shell of friends. As of now I will be donating a year of my life to service through the Americorp Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program. I have formally accepted my offer with Habitat for Humanity International in their Lake County office. While what I will exactly be doing is unclear I don’t think I could be more excited if I tried. I am so lucky and thankful for the amazing opportunity. I will be able to take the next year of my life and use to to not only better myself but the community in which I will be serving. I can officially enjoy the rest of my summer as I await training to begin in August. This is a huge step and a huge life change and I think the transition will be a great one.

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