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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desertmistress's Life List

  1. 1. scuba dive with manatees
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Change someone's opionion of the world
    1 person
  3. 3. put my handprints in wet cement
    6 people
  4. 4. Put a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea
    888 people
  5. 5. make up a new word and use it in conversation
    6 people
  6. 6. visit the Amazon rainforest
    53 people
  7. 7. scream from the top of a mountain
    64 people
  8. 8. Listen to storytellers and then become one
    1 person
  9. 9. Walk in a cemetery at night
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. 10. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  11. 11. Backpack through the Middle East
    1 cheer
    10 people
  12. 12. write a song
    5,190 people
  13. 13. Learn from indigeounous tribes
    1 person
  14. 14. Pray daily
    515 people
  15. 15. tell George Bush his distant relative is a palestinian-muslim
    1 person
  16. 16. shepard a herd of sheep
    1 person
  17. 17. swim under a waterfall
    162 people
  18. 18. do a charity walk
    1 cheer
    54 people
  19. 19. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  20. 20. Learn to play the guitar
    3 cheers
    13,736 people
  21. 21. be wise
    136 people
  22. 22. write a novel
    11,515 people
  23. 23. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  24. 24. record my dreams in a dream journal upon waking each day.
    1 cheer
    32 people
  25. 25. travel the world
    21,175 people
  26. 26. learn Visual Basic
    93 people
  27. 27. go to a rock concert
    176 people
  28. 28. inspire someone
    1,620 people
  29. 29. ride a horse in full gallop through an open field
    12 people
  30. 30. make a list of 100 quotes that inspire me
    207 people
  31. 31. be in a demonstration protesting against the israeli occupaion
    1 person
  32. 32. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    2,044 people
  33. 33. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  34. 34. learn to drive
    6,739 people
  35. 35. Plant an olive tree in Palestine
    1 cheer
    2 people
Recent entries
scuba dive with manatees

my scuba diving instructer told me it was the best feeling in the world,,,and she went to a lot of places. scuba diving is amazing, though im starting to develop a fear of the ocean (i havent dived for a long time) i really really need to jump back in and emerse myself in the ocean’s spectacular world.

wear a hatta in the U.S

so i bought this keffiyeh from an old man in jerusalem, with the sweetest personality. anyway i came here, complelty forgot about my goal and walked around WHole foods. best feeling in the wold, i felt like a really expressed my heritage and beliefs toward Palestine. next mission: the mall.

sleep under the stars

I slept on a rooftop with my three friends and we stayed up all night talking and just staring at the stars. The night just went by so quickly, it was truly amazing. But the most amazing part was when I thought, then said, wouldnt it be great if we saw a shooting star. We all gazed at the sky and then one huge shooting star flew across the sky. We were complelty silent, but we all saw it. One of the most amazing moments of my life.
Another smaller one flew by shortly after.

Sleeping under the stars was spectacular.

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