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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learn to garden
So Satisfying!

Growing your own food is an incredible, empowering, could even say life changing experience.
But try starting small, rather than planning a whole farm like I did…

brew my own beer
First Steps

Attended a free beginner’s brewing class one evening last week at my local homebrew shop. They were friendly, knowledgable, very thorough, and offered a 10% discount on a starter kit. How could I refuse. Now I’m the proud owner of $115 worth of brewing implements.
I’m hoping to start my first batch-a basic brown ale-this weekend with a friend’s help. It sounds more complicated than I had hoped, but still do-able. We shall see…

floss more
You'll probably only do this if your dentist scares you.

I finally started doing this (almost) every morning after several dentists told me I had gum problems which I couldn’t afford to fix (still can’t). So I buckled down to the heavy flossing as a cheap stop-gap measure. The benefit is probably negated, however, by my frequent failure to brush before collapsing into bed at night.

learn more about music
  • music theory
  • non-western music
  • traditional American (maybe Appalachian) music
  • popular music / be up on newest independent artists
  • emerging genres

become a radio DJ
Slight desire to enforce my musical taste on others?
Maybe so.
I want to check into:
  • Community radio
  • low-powered radio
  • net-casting

be a social activist

I want to start with music industry activism (been checking out lately.)

start exercising
quit being scrawny

Swimming, martial arts, yoga? Not sure yet.

investigate becoming a Quaker

They seem to be up to some good things, but I really have no idea what it’s like to be a Quaker. Part of my very tentative and hesitant reapproachment with Christianity…

continue Armenian language lessons

Eastern Armenian, that is.
I learned quite a bit while living in Armenia for a year, and don’t want to lose it now that I’m heading back to the States.



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