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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emilalaly's Life List

  1. 1. Get a tattoo
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  2. 2. learn archery
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    594 people
  3. 3. have a flat stomach
    2,362 people
  4. 4. own a hybrid car
    541 people
  5. 5. get a job I enjoy
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    281 people
  6. 6. Design and build my own house
    1,768 people
  7. 7. Save $10,000
    419 people
  8. 8. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  9. 9. See The English Countryside
    4 people
  10. 10. have a garden
    883 people
  11. 11. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  12. 12. move to Canada
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    554 people
  13. 13. Witness a total solar eclipse.
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    65 people
  14. 14. Complain less
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    1,203 people
  15. 15. Whiten my teeth
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  16. 16. Go hiking
    658 people
  17. 17. Go kayaking
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    601 people
  18. 18. Learn to scuba dive
    2,697 people
  19. 19. move out of my parents' house
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    1,334 people
  20. 20. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  21. 21. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  22. 22. make a difference
    7,137 people
  23. 23. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    1,095 people
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Quitting is worth it, but...

only if you have a better job to go to. I starting working for a pet sitting company and realized I really need more money. So I’m going back to Starbucks. My major issue was with my horrible manager, who NEVER worked, came in in her pajamas, and scheduled people to work when they told her they couldn’t work a certain day. When I get there to close, the place is a mess, the pastries arent changed over to PM, there is old coffee in the urns, and no preps were made. But if I made one mistake closing, like leaving a spot on the menu board, I get written up. I confronted her and she said “Well it’s not just you, lots of people are getting written up, it’s not personal, its coming down on everyone” Yeah right, you aren’t getting written up you power-hungry b*$#@. So I left. 9 others gave their two week notice within 2 weeks, one just stopped coming in, and our assistant transferred. We got tons and tons of complaints, but with our old manager, we used to get perfect snapshots. It’s ridiculous. How could Starbucks not notice all this? I despise the company and almost everything about it, especially the rude customers, but I am going back. It’s the same store as my ASM, who is awesome, so I hope it is at least tolerable..

get a better job
No more Starbucks

I’ve gotten a job as a pet sitter. This will be much more rewarding, low stress, and fun. I’m glad I’m done with Starbucks.

go vegan

For awhile I had mostly cut out milk, eggs, gelatin, cheese (unless on pizza) but I’ve finally decided to become 100% vegan. I’m reading food labels to make sure theres no derivatives or animal byproducts in them and I’ve also started eating more fruits and vegetables! The one thing I really miss is milk chocolate, but some vegan brands make chocolate with soy or rice milk and it tastes surprisingly close to the real thing. Dark chocolate is a fine replacement especially for chips in cookies, and I can have Ghiradelli double chocolate hot cocoa mix too, so I think I’ll be ok :) Oh and I LOVE Vegan Gourmet mozzarella cheese!!!! It’s great on amys roasted vegetable pizza :) Thank goodness for whole foods

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