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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dyslexi's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to juggle
    1,318 people
  2. 2. Go on a road trip
    3,811 people
  3. 3. read, read, and read some more
    346 people
  4. 4. read the newspaper
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    64 people
  5. 5. finish a year at uni
    2 people
  6. 6. watch more old movies
    1 cheer
    48 people
  7. 7. know more about wine
    21 people
  8. 8. become a charleston badass
    1 cheer
    1 person
  9. 9. learn to play the harmonica
    1 cheer
    987 people
  10. 10. Swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  11. 11. volunteer for a charity
    78 people
  12. 12. start singing again
    101 people
  13. 13. Record a song
    1 cheer
    422 people
  14. 14. learn a new skill
    103 people
  15. 15. make photo albums
    1 cheer
    21 people
  16. 16. be a better sister
    653 people
  17. 17. Take more photos
    1 cheer
    3,665 people
  18. 18. Drink 2L water each day
    1 cheer
    4 people
  19. 19. pray every day
    1 cheer
    431 people
  20. 20. be more adventurous
    309 people
  21. 21. see the midnight sun
    141 people
  22. 22. dance with frankie manning
    1 cheer
    1 person
  23. 23. tell someone i love them everyday.
    14 people
  24. 24. take a cake decorating course
    3 people
  25. 25. clean my contacts
    4 people
  26. 26. learn how to do fingerwaves
    8 people
  27. 27. See Stevie Wonder live in concert
    1 cheer
    2 people
  28. 28. learn to cook a good curry
    0 people
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stop overcommitting

i just don’t think i will ever do this one.
i have too many goals, dreams and passions – and i refuse to waste my days. so i give up!

learn balboa
baby balboa dancer.

so i’m by no means becoming a pro at this dance, but i did take two beginner classes and i think that means i can cross this goal off my list. now to PRACTICE!

do more things that scare me.

i think i am well and truly on the way to being a scary-things doer. not that the things i do are particularly “scary” per se, but they scare me or seem totally overwhelming.
things like travelling alone, flying in aeroplanes, riding ferris wheels, confrontation.
i am beginning to be the kind of person who will push through fear for the benefits on the other side. and it’s awesome!

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