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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Aimee's Life List

  1. 1. Drive across the USA
    4 cheers
    2,142 people
  2. 2. read everything written by Vladimir Nabokov
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2 people
  3. 3. run a 5k
    2,783 people
  4. 4. play the saxophone
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    76 people
  5. 5. hike in a sequoia forest
    5 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Visit Wales with my father
    1 person
  7. 7. eat at Plaj in San Francisco
    1 person
  8. 8. learn to darn socks
    1 cheer
    5 people
  9. 9. learn how to can tomatoes
    2 people
  10. 10. take a transatlantic cruise
    23 people
  11. 11. Go to the quilt museum in San Jose
    1 person
  12. 12. own a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress
    3 people
  13. 13. visit Hearst Castle
    1 cheer
    10 people
  14. 14. Knit a sock yarn blanket
    2 people
  15. 15. Spend a weekend at Sea Ranch Lodge
    1 person
  16. 16. make cheese
    2 cheers
    127 people
  17. 17. Learn the C programming language
    224 people
  18. 18. roast my own coffee
    45 people
  19. 19. eat at daniel
    3 people
  20. 20. Eat at Saison
    1 person
  21. 21. take photographs of my hometown
    1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. eat at Chez Panisse
    1 cheer
    11 people
  23. 23. walk the Milford Track
    12 people
  24. 24. visit Iceland
    903 people
  25. 25. Take Amtrak's Coast Starlight from L.A. to S.F., or from S.F. to Seattle
    1 cheer
    1 person
  26. 26. Visit the Harry Ransom Center
    1 person
  27. 27. visit the Huntington Library
    1 person
  28. 28. learn to make coq au vin
    1 person
  29. 29. have a Library of Congress name authority record
    1 cheer
    1 person
  30. 30. Take a weekend trip to Vancouver
    1 person
  31. 31. grow an avocado tree
    1 cheer
    50 people
  32. 32. stay in the Hotel Chelsea
    8 people
  33. 33. visit yosemite
    50 people
  34. 34. Talk to a financial planner
    8 people
  35. 35. take a photography class
    1,612 people
  36. 36. Eat at every Michelin three star restaurant in the U.S.
    1 person
  37. 37. Eat at The Fat Duck
    15 people
  38. 38. Go on a tour of Finger Lakes wineries
    1 person
  39. 39. Go to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose
    1 person
  40. 40. Go on a day trip to Santa Cruz
    1 person
  41. 41. have something at a university named after me
    1 person
  42. 42. visit the Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg
    1 person
  43. 43. attend UNC's summer seminar on libraries and librarianship in the Czech Republic
    1 person
Recent entries
Learn Java
Six months

Feels weird to mark this as done because there’s always more to learn. But as of tomorrow, I’ll have been employed as a software engineer working primarily in Java for 6 months.

eat the 13 cheese cheeseplate at Absinthe

New chef. No more 13 cheese cheeseplate. Sad!

get a bike and ride it

Did research on bikes… check!
Test rode some bikes at local bike stores…. check!
Purchased a bike… check!
Rode new bike around apartment complex parking lot… check!

Fell off bike less than an hour after bringing it home from the store, fracturing foot in two places… check, and no more bike riding for 6 weeks :(

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