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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daniellemarie's Life List

  1. 1. fall in love
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    27,212 people
  2. 2. get accepted to school in ireland
    1 person
  3. 3. eat healthier
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  4. 4. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  5. 5. finish college
    3,487 people
  6. 6. exercise regularly
    10,853 people
  7. 7. manage stress well enough to get off anti-anxiety meds
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  8. 8. feel beautiful
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  9. 9. Get my social life back
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    8 people
  10. 10. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  11. 11. write a book
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    31,381 people
  12. 12. travel the world
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    21,175 people
  13. 13. to never ever be predictable
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    1 person
  14. 14. become fluent in as many languages as possible
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    123 people
  15. 15. Return phone messages & emails in a timely fashion
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    52 people
  16. 16. let go of my past
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    71 people
  17. 17. Save money
    16,491 people
  18. 18. move out of my parents' house
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    1,334 people
  19. 19. become more organized
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  20. 20. live in a foreign country
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    2,435 people
  21. 21. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  22. 22. be closer to my brothers
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    11 people
  23. 23. have kids someday
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    109 people
  24. 24. make a difference
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    7,137 people
  25. 25. Learn to play the guitar
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    13,736 people
  26. 26. learn to belly dance
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    2,353 people
  27. 27. make more money
    2,568 people
  28. 28. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  29. 29. Learn how to French-inhale cigarettes and blow smoke rings. Even though I don't smoke.
    229 people
  30. 30. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    2,044 people
  31. 31. Join the Peace Corps
    2,467 people
  32. 32. Move to New York
    716 people
  33. 33. be famous
    2,580 people
  34. 34. Learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance
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    1,211 people
  35. 35. pay off my student loans
    2,981 people
  36. 36. become a pirate for a year and live on a ship
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    4 people
Recent entries
to never ever be predictable

maybe it’s just me being bipolar or something, but I hate always staying the same. I like surprising people when they talk to me. “I worked at a landscaping company…” ”...really? you don’t look like the type…” “yeah, I’m a certified EMT” “like the ambulance people?” it probably really IS some issue I need to bring up with a therapist haha but who cares! when you start being predictable and falling into routines, life starts losing the excitment of living. that’s not happening to me!!

Learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance

...because how hot would that be to bust out at a party?? ok not really but I’m totally determined anyway. I used to dance, I can so take on his moves okay.

Return phone messages & emails in a timely fashion

I have got to be the WORST person ever in this department…if there’s one thing people complain about to me, it’s “you NEVER call back!!!” and it’s so true! I have no idea what’s wrong with me. like, I’ll listen to my voicemails, say, “ok cool”, put my phone back in my purse and walk away, only to forget them. I guess I just have to be in the mood to talk on the phone? haha I don’t know I’m such a wierdo…but anyway, since the boy I like has the same issue and I’ve seen how annoying it is from the other side, I’ve been getting better…wish me luck! :)


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