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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ellydee63's Life List

  1. 1. meet someone that 'gets' me
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. live simply
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    3,222 people
  3. 3. Practice yoga regularly
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    729 people
  4. 4. get a graduate degree
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    114 people
  5. 5. move out of my parents house
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    1,334 people
  6. 6. clean my room
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    2,793 people
  7. 7. Make new friends
    4 cheers
    13,751 people
  8. 8. live in NYC for at least one year in my twenties
    5 cheers
    19 people
  9. 9. make a snowman
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    71 people
  10. 10. List all things I did well today!
    3 team members . 3 entries
    9 people
  11. 11. live abroad
    4 cheers
    1,432 people
  12. 12. Watch the stars at night with someone special
    3 cheers
    10 people
  13. 13. Fall in love
    1 cheer
    27,212 people
  14. 14. get my eyes checked
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    45 people
  15. 15. get a new digital camera
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    194 people
  16. 16. exercise regularly
    2 cheers
    10,853 people
  17. 17. write a book and have it published
    3 cheers
    2,675 people
  18. 18. learn to oil paint
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    102 people
  19. 19. Take more pictures
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    15,312 people
  20. 20. drink more water
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    20,173 people
  21. 21. get therapy for my intimacy issues
    2 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. learn sign language
    1 cheer
    8,503 people
  23. 23. Learn to play the piano
    1 cheer
    8,219 people
  24. 24. learn to belly dance
    1 cheer
    2,353 people
  25. 25. Drive across the USA
    1 cheer
    2,142 people
  26. 26. win the lottery
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4,027 people
  27. 27. go skinny dipping
    1 cheer
    3,193 people
  28. 28. travel the world
    1 cheer
    21,175 people
  29. 29. get married to the love of my life
    1 cheer
    399 people
  30. 30. Have a baby
    6,202 people
  31. 31. be a mother
    612 people
  32. 32. make a documentary film
    3 cheers
    550 people
  33. 33. go hang gliding
    2 cheers
    468 people
  34. 34. fast for a day
    63 people
  35. 35. visit all 50 states
    1 cheer
    9,057 people
  36. 36. see the northern lights
    2 cheers
    19,115 people
  37. 37. minimize my wardrobe
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  38. 38. Speak French fluently
    2,308 people
  39. 39. go to burning man
    1 cheer
    1,610 people
  40. 40. share my poetry
    1 entry
    64 people
  41. 41. stop obsessing about what i am not doing
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
Recent entries
List all things I did well today! (read all 3 entries…)

-ate breakfast (bowl of frosted flakes-always makes me feel 10 years younger at least while eating it!)
-went to work on time (work on a saturday ick!)
-reread a book from start to finish (flowers for algernon-one of my favs)
-filled up gas tank (3rd time this week-I drive too much!)
-deposited pay check at bank (been meaning to do it all week
-ate dinner at korean restaurant (had spicy tofu soup-yum!)

so not a bad day… (yet none of the above include “started or working on or finished my homework due Monday” so I actually feel pretty bummed about my “wasted, unproductive” Saturday… oh well, I need to focus on the positive right?)

List all things I did well today! (read all 3 entries…)

today I…

-woke up a little late but still made it to class on time (and ate breakfast-on the go in the car)

-bought the book I need to read for tomorrow’s class so I can do the reading tonight (which I already ordered it online but it’s still in transit so I’ll just return the book I bought today when it arrives)

-ate a really good dinner at Pasta Pomodoro with my little brother

-took a much needed nap once I got home and now I’m ready to actually do the reading that I bought the book for (oh homework how I hate you at times!)

now to get to work.

List all things I did well today! (read all 3 entries…)
thanks for inviting me!

what I did well today:

-I did wake up on time AND I ate breakfast (which I usually over sleep and don’t have time for it)

-also… I went to all of my classes on time (I’m a full time student but I drive a 45-75minutes commute to and from school 5 days a week)

-I didn’t fall asleep during my afternoon classes (though I thought about it)

-and hopefully I will get some reading for Thursday’s classes done tonight!

(this was a bit challenging because I’m usually more negative with myself!)

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