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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evilsheep29's Life List

  1. 1. stop being lazy
    1 entry
    2,074 people
  2. 2. figure out what i want to do with my life
    3,860 people
  3. 3. Improve my French
    1,441 people
  4. 4. read 10 books this summer
    23 people
  5. 5. try and understand everyone
    1 person
  6. 6. be a better role model for my sister
    4 people
  7. 7. learn to drive
    6,739 people
  8. 8. Read the Bible
    3,775 people
  9. 9. speak German fluently
    379 people
  10. 10. find myself
    2,105 people
  11. 11. convert to buddhism
    87 people
  12. 12. become an opera singer
    33 people
  13. 13. motivate myself
    128 people
  14. 14. Stop bitching
    113 people
  15. 15. Have a totally different life by this time next year
    909 people
  16. 16. live in london
    1,467 people
  17. 17. run at least 3 times a week
    34 people
  18. 18. dye my hair red.
    1 entry
    327 people
  19. 19. write a novel
    11,515 people
  20. 20. travel the world
    21,175 people
  21. 21. Become a vegetarian
    1,612 people
  22. 22. perform
    69 people
  23. 23. go to a rock concert
    176 people
  24. 24. grow my hair longer
    449 people
  25. 25. learn to play eletric guitar
    25 people
  26. 26. Visit Japan
    5,960 people
  27. 27. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    5,409 people
  28. 28. read all of Jane Austen's novels
    168 people
  29. 29. be more impulsive
    81 people
  30. 30. be more confident
    11,598 people
  31. 31. get my legs waxed
    24 people
  32. 32. Stop saying stupid things when I'm nervous
    18 people

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How to go to university
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How to pass grade 8 singing
It took me
7 years
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find the name to a song i only know the lyrics to

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say sorry less

alright, i did research on the internet about this kind of thing. Yes, it is true, it is borne from low self esteem. It seems like you can never break out of the cycle.

I was saying sorry because i thought (and still do sadly) that I was always getting on people’s nerves or something along those lines. I felt like an incovenience, and that by saying sorry i would be effectively cancelling out my bad points.

What made it worse was that my mum used to shout at me about it saying that i was being “insincere” and that what i said meant nothing…that kind of hurt because i really couldn’t help it..kind of.

It is a problem to an extent, you are holding back, telling yourself that you are wrong all the time is so demoralising. If you are feeling stressed, don’t bottle it up, find someone RELIABLE, not a fairweather friend to talk to.

And i won’t apologise for rambling.

pierce my ears
Pierced ears!

Alright im not going to be all stupid about this, literally all that happens is that two holes are punched through your lobes and that’s about it. Sometimes you get the scare mongers that go on about how it will really hurt and it takes forever for them to heal, etc. Well, im a bit of a coward, yet i did it. It was fine, you do feel something, but next to nothing.

that’s all there really is to say.

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