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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drippingdragons's Life List

  1. 1. Climb Machu Picchu
    49 people
  2. 2. run a 5k
    2,783 people
  3. 3. shoot a photo essay on home brewing
    1 person
  4. 4. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  5. 5. exhibit my photographs in a public place
    83 people
  6. 6. shoot a photo essay on small-scale winemaking
    2 people
  7. 7. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  8. 8. learn to swing dance
    1,159 people
  9. 9. bellydance
    404 people
  10. 10. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  11. 11. cook healthy meals at home
    1 person
  12. 12. learn to play the harmonica
    987 people
  13. 13. find what i am passionate about
    5 people
  14. 14. understand the religions of the world better
    1 person
  15. 15. travel the world
    21,175 people
  16. 16. do yoga
    2,361 people
  17. 17. write more letters
    1,879 people
  18. 18. get my garden to produce
    1 person
  19. 19. get better at playing the piano
    6 people
  20. 20. learn to play the ukulele
    456 people
  21. 21. learn the constellations
    1 cheer
    913 people
  22. 22. write a novel
    11,515 people
  23. 23. learn to sail a sailboat
    99 people
  24. 24. become an eccentric millionaire
    4 people
  25. 25. draw a graphic novel
    53 people
  26. 26. keep a sketchbook
    1 entry
    224 people
  27. 27. learn to speak italian
    1,383 people
  28. 28. Write at least one short story per month
    1 person
  29. 29. take more photographs
    1 entry
    1,729 people
  30. 30. learn photography
    1 entry
    2,906 people
  31. 31. Keep a journal
    1 entry
    3,725 people
  32. 32. Learn to play the guitar
    1 entry
    13,736 people
  33. 33. graduate from college
    6,121 people
  34. 34. see Venice before it sinks
    92 people
  35. 35. draw everyday
    129 people
  36. 36. learn tunisian crochet
    8 people
  37. 37. write music
    661 people
  38. 38. Open an art gallery
    147 people
  39. 39. Show my art in a gallery
    45 people
  40. 40. live off of freelance work
    108 people
  41. 41. Get a Scooter
    40 people
  42. 42. learn to ride a motorcycle
    1,953 people
  43. 43. become a wine connoisseur
    1 entry
    214 people
Recent entries
learn how to drive stick-shift
Miss my old car

I learned this before automatic and I miss driving a stick shift! Automatics are boring and you are not as involved, but manuals are getting more difficult to find.

Learn to play the guitar
In one month...

I have a guitar and a book that my dad bought me for my birthday this year. I used to play the violin, and the guitar is similar in a few ways, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. THis is another thing I had to leave behind in my adventure to North Carolina, however, so I will start next month when I am reunited with my guitar.

wear a corset
Oh feminine wyles!

I wore one to my prom, and I still have it and wear it whenever I can find a good reason. I can’t breath, but you feel feminine and mysteriouse with one on. Its great for bringing out your shyness as everyone tends to notice you in one.

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