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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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Estella Ramirez

What to do today?

I'm doing 38 things

Estella Ramirez's Life List

  1. 1. get a job
    12,585 people
  2. 2. get a gig
    6 people
  3. 3. Publish a poem in a literary journal.
    1 person
  4. 4. Publish my book.
    297 people
  5. 5. Win a race (5K).
    6 entries
    1 person
  6. 6. Practice yoga.
    5 entries
    4,258 people
  7. 7. learn to drive stick shift
    266 people
  8. 8. learn to use my camera
    34 people
  9. 9. learn to do a split
    106 people
  10. 10. learn to do a cartwheel
    111 people
  11. 11. learn to do a handstand
    189 people
  12. 12. learn to hula hoop
    63 people
  13. 13. Learn to swim.
    3,442 people
  14. 14. Visit Karana's grave.
    1 person
  15. 15. Go camping.
    1 cheer
    2,916 people
  16. 16. Bike ride down Venice Boardwalk.
    1 person
  17. 17. Organize a benefit concert.
    1 person
  18. 18. Take motorcycle lessons with Carlos.
    1 person
  19. 19. Pay off student loans.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    563 people
  20. 20. Make my own clothes.
    2 cheers
    2,307 people
  21. 21. Learn to ride a scooter.
    22 people
  22. 22. Choose wedding tattoos.
    2 people
  23. 23. Re-wedding - OUR wedding, OUR way.
    1 person
  24. 24. Learn Tagalog.
    1 cheer
    518 people
  25. 25. Take mountain dulcimer lessons.
    1 person
  26. 26. Learn French.
    1 cheer
    12,884 people
  27. 27. Learn to belly dance.
    2,353 people
  28. 28. Learn to ride a skateboard.
    60 people
  29. 29. Learn American Sign Language.
    612 people
  30. 30. Learn Arabic.
    1 cheer
    2,364 people
  31. 31. Take drawing lessons.
    16 people
  32. 32. Learn Italian.
    6,590 people
  33. 33. Climb The Statue of Liberty.
    1 cheer
    14 people
  34. 34. ride the Paris Metro
    1 person
  35. 35. Learn to read Braille.
    32 people
  36. 36. Visit the Secret Annex.
    1 person
  37. 37. travel by train
    140 people
  38. 38. Experience an eclipse.
    1 person

How I did it
How to take ballet classes
It took me
5 weeks
It made me

Recent entries
Win a race (5K). (read all 6 entries…)
New Year, New Goals

My January 5K is a Hunger Games themed challenge run. So, obviously, I will not be trying for a PR time. But it sounds like fun! I signed up for a color run. I missed the boat last year, so I’m excited about that. It’s in March.I don’t know if I’ll do a 5k every month this year. I started last year with the intention of doing one a month, but ended up doing 5 that year. It began as an injury and then it became a financial issue – they’re expensive! Anyway, I won’t insist on doing one every month this year, but 6 would be a nice number. As many 5K as catch my interest because of their theme or because they’re chip-timed – I like those. The real goal is to enjoy running and work towards a 25-minute 5K. If I surpass that goal, I will move on to another one.

Win a race (5K). (read all 6 entries…)
Obstacle run plans...

I’ve had no knee pain for months. Credit goes to stretching after every run, and whenever the mood strikes, too. I’ve been keeping to a training plan that includes interval training, tempo runs, and slow, long runs. My endurance is getting back to what it was. I’m not sure what my times might be like in a race. I know they’re typically faster than my training runs. I have a race in January, but it’s an obstacle run, so I won’t be running for a PR. My husband is on my team, which I’m so excited about! It’s a Hunger Games theme, and we’re district 12: Katniss and Peeta.

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Unexpected Visit

I knew we were going to our college friend’s wedding in Virginia. Happily, we stayed in Baltimore for the weekend, for nostalgic visits and surprise adventures. It was sentimental and fun, and I loved catching up with old friends and making new ones.

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