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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curious_jesse's Life List

  1. 1. Be Happy.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    25,048 people
  2. 2. start boxing
    68 people
  3. 3. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    2,671 people
  4. 4. Heal
    1 cheer
    227 people
  5. 5. Connect with old friends.
    1 entry
    28 people
  6. 6. Decide on the words I want my next tattoo to say.
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. Make a list of all the movies I want to see and then watch them!
    1 entry
    1 person
  8. 8. Find a place to volunteer and make it part of my life.
    1 person
  9. 9. Zumba
    23 people
  10. 10. Get the number of new emails in my inbox down to ZERO
    1 person
  11. 11. Give blood
    2,979 people
  12. 12. Get back on the drums!!!!
    1 person
  13. 13. Kayak
    223 people
  14. 14. Buy a bike
    420 people
  15. 15. make yelling a thing of the past.
    1 person
  16. 16. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  17. 17. buy a hybrid car
    273 people
  18. 18. scuba dive
    2,504 people
  19. 19. Put together all my favorite lyrics in one place.
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    1 person
  20. 20. Start going to church again.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    72 people
  21. 21. Start training for a marathon.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. Go to Namibia.
    1 cheer
    12 people
  23. 23. Graduate with my Masters in Instruction and Curriculum.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  24. 24. Teach my son Spanish.
    12 people
  25. 25. Spend more quality time with Jordan.
    1 person
  26. 26. Get more sleep.
    1 entry
    4,453 people
  27. 27. Get toned.
    335 people
  28. 28. Visit Italy.
    2,607 people
  29. 29. Complete a family tree.
    1 cheer
    4 people
  30. 30. See Counting Crows again.
    1 cheer
    2 people
  31. 31. Watch a Space Shuttle Launch.
    918 people
  32. 32. See the aurora borealis.
    2,010 people
  33. 33. Love myself.
    5,147 people
  34. 34. dance more
    1,127 people
  35. 35. learn how to meditate.
    279 people
  36. 36. start using audio books during my drive time
    3 people
  37. 37. Start a book of quotes that inspire me
    1 cheer
    177 people
  38. 38. go to spin class
    4 people

How I did it
How to pass biochemistry
It took me
102 days
It made me

Recent entries
be happy
I think I'm actually getting there!

wow I haven’t looked at my list in so long. I feel like I am in SUCH a better place now than when I wrote this. I am pretty happy. I don’t want to check it off just because it should be an ongoing goal..but right now, I am happy.

Decide on the words I want my next tattoo to say.
going Ghandi

i’ve decided my next tattoo will be on my foot and it will simply say “be the change”. that quote says it all for me. and i figure on my foot because the way to be the change is to lead, and take the first step.

connect with old friends
lunch date

I had lunch with an old friend last week! I haven’t seen her in over 4 years and that was a very long time considering we grew up in the same town. It went so well. And we found out that our schools are actually only 15minutes away from each other. We want to meet up once a month now :)

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