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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decor8's Life List

  1. 1. visit chicago
    1 cheer
    250 people
  2. 2. get a puppy
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,363 people
  3. 3. Visit Denmark
    1 cheer
    75 people
  4. 4. visit Sweden
    202 people
  5. 5. see Morrissey again
    5 people
  6. 6. be outdoors more
    1 cheer
    37 people
  7. 7. collage more often
    2 people
  8. 8. eat more healthy
    316 people
  9. 9. Drive from Boston to Florida
    1 person
  10. 10. organize my inbox
    11 people
  11. 11. Lay on the beach more this summer
    1 person
  12. 12. cook one new dish each week
    1 person
  13. 13. read the books that are piling up!
    1 person
  14. 14. Get a pedicure in March
    1 person
  15. 15. move to Germany
    99 people
  16. 16. skydive
    11,428 people
  17. 17. go see Keane in concert
    1 person
  18. 18. have children before I'm 40
    2 people
  19. 19. publish a book
    1 cheer
    2,597 people
  20. 20. color my hair brown with red and copper streaks
    1 person
  21. 21. meet my uncle
    1 person
  22. 22. visit my grandmother again
    1 person
  23. 23. visit london soon
    1 person
  24. 24. learn how to ski
    1 cheer
    168 people
  25. 25. learn german
    5,480 people
  26. 26. visit japan (dream!)
    1 person
  27. 27. go to istanbul
    68 people
  28. 28. find some good turkish techno music
    2 people
  29. 29. write for domino magazine
    1 person
  30. 30. sew clothing i've already designed on paper
    1 person
  31. 31. finish my quilt
    142 people
  32. 32. get my passport renewed
    23 people
  33. 33. swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  34. 34. visit indonesia
    53 people
  35. 35. go to paris again
    55 people
Recent entries
go skinny dipping
Oh lordy....

Worth doing UNLESS it’s in the back yard, you’ve decided to go skinny dipping with your best friend, and her twit of a brother decides to wake up at 3am, peeks out the window, puts on the flood lights and screams FIRE about 1,000 times at the top of his lungs. Dogs barking, neighborhood lights going on, people emerging on their back porches and 2nd and 3rd story balconies. Oh what fun. Sheesh.

If you skinny dip, don’t do it in the middle of suburbia in someones swimming pool. Ever.

Go to the gym daily
Very important for your health!

When you’re stuck indoors a lot behind a computer, it’s vital to schedule 1-2 hrs a day for exercise. However in New England, the weather is quite manic depressive so you never know when the sky will fall next. Therefore, one must suck it up and join a gym, engaging in various exercises with complete sweaty strangers to accomplish one common goal: optimal health. Although I must admit, I can’t stand the ‘gym’ scene, I am pleased with my results – stronger, less stressed, happier, and overall emotional well-being.

get a puppy

Still waiting until I can accomplish this task, since I travel so much, it’s a bit much to have a puppy and I’m certainly not Paris Hilton so I won’t be jetting around with a 4 pound rat in my handbag.

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