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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  1. 1. sell my art
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    649 people
  2. 2. go to a random concert
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    1 person
  3. 3. have an adventure like alice
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    2 people
  4. 4. buy a new car
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    1,636 people
  5. 5. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,510 people
  6. 6. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
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    7,200 people
  7. 7. Quit my job
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    1,188 people
  8. 8. blog more often
    1 entry
    402 people
  9. 9. live in amsterdam
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    104 people
  10. 10. own a restaurant
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    223 people
  11. 11. stop biting my nails
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    7,261 people
  12. 12. get in shape
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    10,380 people
  13. 13. be more amazing
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    3 people
  14. 14. Read the entire Bible
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,552 people
  15. 15. marry somebody amazing
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    1 person
  16. 16. GET MY HEART BROKEN AGAIN
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    1 person
  17. 17. Take more pictures
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    15,315 people
  18. 18. donate blood
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    2,850 people
  19. 19. find some amazing new friends
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    1 person
  20. 20. stop homophobia
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    118 people
  21. 21. figure out my life
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    75 people
  22. 22. be in a demolition derby
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    10 people
  23. 23. go to PRIDE
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    14 people
  24. 24. buy a record player (and vinyls)
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    1 person
  25. 25. buy a new CD every month
    1 cheer
    2 people
  26. 26. discover new music
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    267 people
  27. 27. Save up $500 or more by the end of the year.
    4 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. stop drinking pop
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    248 people
  29. 29. start a photo journal - take at least a photo a day to represent my life
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    969 people
  30. 30. Get a penpal (not email pal) and stick with it!
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    3 people
  31. 31. be a roller derby girl
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    14 people

How I did it
How to have dreads again
It took me
4 months
It made me


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figure out my life
out of control

i dont care that she goes out or whatever, it just really sucks when its all weekend and you go with somebody who doesn’t even want to be there when you get there, (we didnt even go the fair like we had planned), and im here by myself, b/c for some reason, the people here suck, and i dont have friends here that want to hang out with me. I often wonder what the heck is wrong with me, for why people dont want to hang out. ive tried inviting people from work to our parties to hang out or do whatever, and they just seem to blow me off every time. i dont get it. next month i will 21, things will be so much easier. its hard living in a town, thats pretty much based around the bars, when you are not 21.

With her high heel against the wall
Kind of dancing, though not at all

i am on the edge of not knowing what what kind of friendship i have. i mean i know that i have some amazing feelings of love that go along with this friendship, but i kind of, i guess just put them aside, b/c i dont know if the feelings are the same for me. about 6 months ago, i knew what we had, and i was happy with like i said then, and im still happy with what we have, but confused i guess, a lot more so lately. im not sure why, or whats changed since. But im pretty sure something has. I dont know, i guess it should be talked about, unless what was said wasnt even about me, then i guess forget all this.

The beat takes you over and spins you round
Our hearts steady-beating, the sweat turns to cold

ive been seeing how much we are all changing lately, like growing up wise. i feel like im in a different world looking in on these peoples lives, b/c im not sure if im changing or not, i cant see myself like other people do. and then i often wonder how people see me, and if its good or bad. I know ive changed a lot since ive been here in bloomington, for the better im sure.

Watching shanda over the past few months, and seeing how much sees changed, and now shes moving out on her own. Parts of me think that i should be doing the same, but ive already lived by myself, i know whats its like, you have no one else to blame for bills being late, or the dishes not being done, or not having a clean house, it is all on you. As much as i liked living by myself, i think i like living with other people more. I like having someone to come home to. Instead of just coming home to an empty apartment, b/c like i said before, i have no friends here that want to hang out with me.

Oh, my God, it’s my favorite song
I pull her close and she sings along

A part of me is just sort of done with this place and the people here, if home wasnt so bad i would consider moving back home and living with my mom again, save up money bc i would be a hell of a lot cheaper and then move somewhere. But ive pretty much taken that place out of my mind, it really doesnt exist to me anymore. my mom and brothers are there, and thats the only reason i go back. Dont get me wrong that place was amazing when i was there, had a kick ass time all the time, had people wanting to hang out with me. Then it all fell to shit, b/c i had a shitty friend that made my life hell, so i left to leave it behind, and i think i have for the most part. i was so worried that it would follow me down here and it sort of did for a while. its pretty much done with know though, which makes me happy. Even if i were to go back home i dont know anybody there anymore, all the amazing people that i had as friends are gone. they either left town too or they are not amazing anymore.

We can’t slow down even if we tried
If the record keeps spinning so will I

ive been trying to look into and at myself lately, and i dont know if im see what is really me. Or if am i dont think i like who/what i am. a lot is going to change over the next couple months, good or bad im not sure. but i can feel it coming, and im ready for, bring it on. Things are going to be so different in the house, with shanda being gone, and jared maybe moving in. i dont know anything about that fuck. hopefully he is a cool guy.

We’ve got nowhere to go, we’ve got nothing to prove
Instead of dancing alone, I should be dancing with you

The more i see of Juanita the more i want to get to know her, without her girlfriend. I want to hang out with the Juanita how she was the first time i met her, she seems so depressed in her relationship, i feel so bad, i just want to steal her away, and see who she really is. Shes really cool when shes lindseyless. so im sure shes pretty amazing when lindsey isnt in her life. Hopefully by october they wont be together anymore, and the white stripes will put her back on feet, and get her to be her old self again.

This song is turning me on, the beat is doing me in
Or maybe it’s only you, but either way, lets begin

im done writing about my lack of life a life right now. i didnt intend on it being so long. there may be more to come later, who knows. tell me what you all think. please.



discover new music
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any suggestions?



sell my art
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i would love to sell my art, but at the same time i dont want to let it go. i can always make more though.



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