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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I'm doing 33 things

epidermis's Life List

  1. 1. write a novel
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    11,515 people
  2. 2. save 5000$
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    311 people
  3. 3. Write every day
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    998 people
  4. 4. read The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky
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    4 people
  5. 5. Read "Don Quixote"
    93 people
  6. 6. complete "wreck this journal"
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    75 people
  7. 7. take more walks
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    261 people
  8. 8. visit NYC
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  9. 9. Go on a writing retreat
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    6 people
  10. 10. Learn to cook
    3 entries
    10,169 people
  11. 11. write another good short story
    1 person
  12. 12. Get arm muscles
    7 people
  13. 13. get rid of my stomach ache
    2 people
  14. 14. do pilates
    279 people
  15. 15. do a vipassana meditation retreat
    64 people
  16. 16. learn sign language
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    8,503 people
  17. 17. get a degree
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  18. 18. Watch the Sopranos
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    254 people
  19. 19. learn french
    12,884 people
  20. 20. read all the books I own
    1,275 people
  21. 21. be more organized
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    3,538 people
  22. 22. live abroad
    1,432 people
  23. 23. remove the extraneous "like" from my speech...
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    75 people
  24. 24. grow my hair long
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    3,836 people
  25. 25. write a screenplay
    2,319 people
  26. 26. be financially independent
    1,661 people
  27. 27. watch the IMDB Top 250 movies
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    208 people
  28. 28. keep a dream journal
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    472 people
  29. 29. Keep a journal
    3,725 people
  30. 30. write more poetry
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    956 people
  31. 31. get laser hair removal
    1 entry
    482 people
  32. 32. stop procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  33. 33. not enter facebook for a month
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    1 person

How I did it
How to stop oversleeping
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to quit Therapy
It took me
1 day
It made me
More independent

How to have a best friend which isn't my spouse
It took me
7 years
It made me

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Recent entries
Learn to cook (read all 3 entries…)
Done and yet to be done

So here are the things I know how to make:
1. tomato soup
2. humus
3. pesto sauced pasta
4. Alfredo sauced pasta
5. pancakes
6. Banana bread/cake

And the things that I most want to learn how to make:
1. a snack involving fried tomatoes
2. Puree
3. some kind of desert
4. another kind of soup

Learn to cook (read all 3 entries…)
So I know it sounds dumb

But I’ve never been able to make good looking pancakes. They just always came out wrong, at least looking wise, and sometimes even texture wise and taste wise. It’s such a simple cooking task, even kids can do it successfully but somehow I just couldn’t get it. Up until today! I made the most wonderful pancakes ever, at least in the genre (no butter, very little oil, whole wheat flour). They were perfect in taste and texture and almost perfect in form. I know, pics or it didn’t happen, but I didn’t take pics and it did happen.

give away stuff i don't need
Gave away the first package

Still packing more stuff. Found the greatest green organization for all the books I wanna get rid of. Also cleared one shoe drawer and have more space now.

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