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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Random Observation

You want to know what I just noticed? Even though I’m not growing wings anymore due to a certain ‘incident’, I’m more active on this goal than the mermaid goal. I guess it’s because this was where my whole journey started, and I feel like you guys are my real family, even if we’re different now. I hope you guys don’t mind. :D

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Daily Entry 3!

Yay! I honestly can’t believe I’ve lasted three days! It’s so… weird. 0.0 But anyways, I’m going to share a little about myself, since last daily entry I asked you guys questions about yourselves. But they won’t be answers to the questions, really. Just random stuff I find interesting about myself. :D So, here goes my list:

1. I love the color purple!
2. I like warm foods and drinks, and dislike foods and drinks that aren’t supposed to be cold. (with a few exceptions, like pumpkin pie. It’s good either way.)
3. I love thinking. And day dreaming. And looking things up on Google. I’m a very curious person, and get my nose in things where it doesn’t belong.
4. I love video games!
5. I hate mushrooms.
6. My mom and sister are my best friends. :D
7. I looooove food!
8. There’s hardly anything that can make me think badly of another person. Not their sexuality, not their religion, not their view or opinion on some very serious things, nothing.

There you go! I still don’t have anything useful, but I swear I’ll start researching today! Ta-ta, for now! :D

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Daily Entry 2! (Or 1?)

This is my second daily entry! I think. Honestly, I don’t know if that announcement I made yesterday counts as an entry, but I guess we’ll just keep calling this one #2. Anways. Once again, I don’t have anything useful for you all, so instead I’m going to ask questions! Yay! Quiz time!

1. What are your favorite motivational words?

2. How do you spend your free time?

3. How are you doing in school? (I’m doing terribly…)

Ah, don’t you just love questions? Nope. Not at all. xD

EDIT:: Oh, yeah, also, just cause I thought you’d want to know, my day has sucked so far! But, you know what? I’m not gonna let that stop me from being happy. :)

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Daily Entries!

I’ve decided to do a daily entry! I’ll try and put as much useful information (or motivational words) as I can, but if I can’t, then I’ll just talk about my day! For now, though, I’m limited on both of those, so you’ll just have to live with this announcement. Ta-ta! x3

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Hello fellow future mermaids!

I am someone that none of you all know! I am from the wings goal (although I’m not trying to get wings), and I want to help you all by lending you my support and helping in any way I can! First, lets start with some motivational phrases:

Pluto is the limit! Why stop at the sky?

Anything is possible! Literally, anything. Trust me.

Yeah, that’s all I have. Not very impressive. Anyways, continuing my motivational words, don’t ever give up, believe, yadda, yadda, yadda. Ya know what? I’m getting bored of this. Because, honestly, I’m probably not even making a difference. Look in the comments for helpful sites that I found. :)

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Hey, it’s me again! Do yall still remember me? Ya know, the girl who was trying to grow wings for a while, and then suddenly popped a mer tail instead, then left for a few months, came back, and left AGAIN?! Well, now I’m back again, apologizing (again), and hopefully I’m here to stay. To lend some support in your quest for wings. :D But, I also need to ask you all a question- a very important, very serious question. Now, I swear I’m not going LBC on you, but you need to really think this over- Are you sure you want to grow wings?
Now, I know what you’re thinking- ugh, why would you even ask that?! Of course I’m sure! I’m more than sure! But, let me tell you, once upon a time, I was sure, too. I was positive I wanted wings. I tried really hard, and in the end, my result didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to, but I was still thrilled. And now, though it hasn’t even been a year, I don’t think, I’m already questioning my choices.
Now, I’m not trying to discourage you. Just be absolutely prepped. For the worst. Wings are probably really, really hard to hide, what with their being pretty much bigger than you. And I know that in Maximum Ride, they wore their jacket things to cover their wings, but I don’t know if even those would work well enough. Do your research. Think about it as realistically as possible. And also, one last thing… never give up! Fight for your dreams if you really believe in them! Anything is possible! Pluto is the limit (why stop at the sky?)! And good luck. :)

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I'm baaaack!

But unfortunately for me, probably not very welcome anymore. :( Sorry for disappearing. Again. It’s just been very difficult since the malfunction or whatever that was. If you need to be refreshed on the details, check out my last entry. I just wanted to apologize for the disappearance, and help cheer you guys on to achieve the goal I never got to achieve! So, don’t give up hope! It’s possible, just make sure you do your spells correctly, or else you’ll be getting new body parts that you don’t exactly want. :)

become a mermaid (read all 2 entries…)

I don’t really know how I did it. I am from the goal grow wings. I can only think that my spell for growing wings malfunctioned, but I am still happy to help in any way I can.

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Hey. I’m back guys. But I have to tell you something. You see, I told you guys last I was on that I would be coming back on the weekend, right? And I’m pretty sure most of you noticed I never did. That’s because something utterly insane happened. I popped a mermaid tail. I don’t know how, or why, so I can’t tell you much. I’m thinking maybe my spell for wings malfunctioned. But due to this sudden transformation, I’m not going to grow wings anymore. I wouldn’t want to be the winged mermaid freak, right? :) I know this might be hard to believe, but I don’t know what proof to give you, you’ll just have to trust that I’m telling you the truth. It was quite shocking to me, too. Took me a while to get over. But there you have it. I’ll stay, of course, so I can help you guys grow wings, though. :D I sincerely apologize for not telling you sooner.

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This will be my last entry until next weekend! Remember when I told you my mom was taking my comp. away? Well, I wasn’t kidding. So try your best without me! I know it’s hard! You’ll just have to bear with the pain of my absence! xD Nah, just kiddin’, I know I don’t mean that much to you guys. xD

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Oh, yeah...

I wanted to tell you guys that this is my twenty-eighth day. That’s, what, 4 weeks? Jeez, I haven’t been here very long…

School for the Evolved

This is… interesting. I’d like to help out in any way I can, though! xD

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Darn it...

I guess I should make a goal for my flock, huh? Jeez, so many things I need to do for the flock… whatever. I’ll live. But I came up with a name! xD It’s the Badass Miracle Angels. BMA for short. xD What do you think? Nice? xD Or should I change it? Ooh, I know! Let’s take a vote! Is the name Badass Miracle Angels:

A.) Totally Badass

B.) Awesome

C.) Kinda Ridiculous…

D.) Lame


E.) Other!

Also, wing progress is just FUCKING great! I swear, I’ll never get a wink of sleep if this continues! I woke up twice last night from the agonizing pain in my right shoulder! But luckily I was half asleep, so I didn’t notice too much. And I definitely have wing bumps. I can feel them… 0-o

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I just had 2 awesome thoughts.

1. How ‘bout, when all of us grow wings, all of the flocks meet up? Idk or remember if anyone has already suggested this, but if they have, woops!

2. Avians + Mers = Allies! And allies are good. xD

‘Kay, that’s my last entry for the day, night! xD

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Ugh, may as well...

I’ve decided to create a flock. Yes, this does mean I am leaving my original one. You guys can join if you want, but I’ve mainly decided to create a new one because when I grow my wings, I am going to tell a few of my friends, and knowing them, they will want to grow wings, too, and they will want to join a flock. And all of my friends agree that out of all of us, I am the best leader. But you are very welcome to join, too. I haven’t come up with a name yet though… any suggestions? xD

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Gotz a question...

What’s happening December 13? I’m a little confused… 0-o

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So is everyone done having a heart attack? xD Now, lets all take a vote! Am I:

A.) Crazy as bat shit

B.) Very dangerously hilarious

c.) Awesome :3

D.) All of the above


E.) None of the above

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Awww shit...

Busted! Ok, confession time. I am Winged_Destroyer. Before you flip out on me, let me explain. I got really, really bored, and wanted to try trolling, so, yeah. xD Jeez, that’s a terrible explanation. Although it was really funny watching you all flip. xD I mean, it was a sick, cruel joke, and I apologize. xD That Zac dude busted me, so this is why I’m confessing. I’m sorry guys, that was really mean, wasn’t it? But I couldn’t help myself… xD Don’t worry, though, no one is going missing, it was just my sick prank.

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Oh, the terrible, terrible pain... D:

I’ve been stalling to tell you guys this, but I got a C on my report card, and am currently failing 3 classes, so my mom has decided to take my computer away from me until my next report card. But that’s only if I make all A’s and B’s on it. But I can still get on during weekends. Just not during a school week. D: I feel so ashamed. Don’t look at me! hides in a corner

Haha, just kiddin’. xD Atleast about the feeling ashamed and hiding part. Everything else is true. Sadly. But, I’ll live. You’ll just have to update me every weekend, ‘cause I’m too lazy to actually go back and read all of those entries I didn’t get to read. xD Wellup, confession time over. Anyone else wanna make a confession? xD

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Night night, everyone!

It’s pretty late over here, so I gotta get to bed. Good luck with your wings! xD

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