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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cheezyItailan's Life List

  1. 1. start a cello cover band
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 2. learn Spanish again
    1 entry
    44 people
  3. 3. take my husband to Mexico
    1 entry
    2 people
  4. 4. do a pullup
    185 people
  5. 5. learn to break dance
    1 entry
    133 people
  6. 6. do clap pushups
    1 person
  7. 7. weigh 150 lbs
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    44 people
  8. 8. show restraint
    1 person
  9. 9. take voice lessons
    1 entry
    771 people
  10. 10. look good naked
    101 people
  11. 11. get therapy until I don't need it anymore
    1 person
  12. 12. go on an adventure vacation
    7 people
  13. 13. find a way to keep my hands off my face
    1 entry
    1 person
  14. 14. try hypnotherapy
    3 people
  15. 15. see Niagra Falls
    134 people
  16. 16. have a puppy
    51 people
  17. 17. go to Tibet
    3 entries
    237 people
  18. 18. do a backbend
    72 people
  19. 19. do a cartwheel
    329 people
  20. 20. do a handstand
    526 people
  21. 21. be in a musical in community theater
    1 person
  22. 22. be less selfish
    593 people
  23. 23. join a amateur soccer league
    1 person
  24. 24. have secret passageways in my home
    1 person
  25. 25. design and build my dream house
    173 people
  26. 26. own an awesome doll house
    1 person
  27. 27. sky dive
    2,662 people
  28. 28. own a kayak
    52 people
  29. 29. go to Ireland and Scotland
    1 cheer
    14 people
  30. 30. live in San Diego for a while
    2 people
  31. 31. live in Venice
    20 people
  32. 32. do the splits
    2,308 people
  33. 33. take a trip on a boat
    2 people
  34. 34. get a pilot's license
    240 people
  35. 35. get invisalign
    60 people
  36. 36. attempt plus-size modeling
    1 cheer
    3 people
  37. 37. rent a house boat
    1 person
  38. 38. play with a baby seal or otter
    1 person
Recent entries
find an job in Beijing during the 2008 olympics
Tour Guide

I found the job! I’ll be working as a tour guide. Not guiding tours to famous places like the Great Wall or Tiananmen Square, but picking clients up from the airport, helping them get onto the right bus, helping them check into hotels, helping them get to and from the games, helping them find their way around Beijing, etc. It will not be glamorous, but will get me all over the city, and possibly some nice connections:)

start a cello cover band

I’ve finally actually worked up a few pieces, so when I settle in a place for more than a minute, I will actually have a stack of material to rehearse!

backpack through Europe (read all 2 entries…)
Good times

Well, it was REALLY expensive, so we stayed half the time we had budgeted for it, but it was a blast. It’s really nice to be back in China, the land of cheapness, though. We didn’t get to spend a ton of time anywhere, but we did meet some awesome people and see and do some awesome things. We haven’t been everywhere yet, so we’ll do it again in a bit!

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