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 28 things
 

forevergitana's Life List

  1. 1. Become Financially Independent
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    6,721 people
  2. 2. be a professional flamenco dancer
    3 people
  3. 3. save money to buy a house
    1 cheer
    107 people
  4. 4. buy a home
    1,071 people
  5. 5. manage my time better
    1,491 people
  6. 6. be more organized
    3,538 people
  7. 7. change the world
    3,466 people
  8. 8. act
    1,258 people
  9. 9. eat more organic food
    1 cheer
    121 people
  10. 10. make a website
    763 people
  11. 11. not worry so much
    2 cheers
    277 people
  12. 12. Learn to play the piano again
    1 entry
    146 people
  13. 13. run my own business
    1 cheer
    305 people
  14. 14. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  15. 15. Make new friends
    1 cheer
    13,750 people
  16. 16. travel the world
    1 cheer
    21,178 people
  17. 17. buy a new car
    1,635 people
  18. 18. inspire someone
    1,621 people
  19. 19. read 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell
    3 cheers
    13 people
  20. 20. learn to cook indian food
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    271 people
  21. 21. learn to salsa dance better
    2 cheers
    3 people
  22. 22. do volunteer work
    608 people
  23. 23. meet tom welling!!!
    25 people
  24. 24. live my life on my own terms, not trying to live up to the expectations of others
    1 cheer
    254 people
  25. 25. train my dog well
    13 people
  26. 26. Learn to apply makeup
    1 cheer
    380 people
  27. 27. start a business
    2,524 people
  28. 28. Get a MacBook Pro
    169 people
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Learn to cook
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Still working on this but I’m enjoying cooking a lot more now. I actually WANT to cook now and am always looking for cool cookbooks.



Pay off all my credit cards
Such a relief!

I accomplished this back in April 2007. It was such a weight off my shoulders to be debt-free! I had continual debt since I was 18, with a balance of upwards 11k total. That was a lot for someone my age and I really don’t know how/when it got that far out of control. But when you’re young and you can’t afford to make payments, CC’s will royally screw you with interest and late fees.

I honestly believe that we should just do away with credit card companies all together. The whole concept of “building up credit” is ridiculous. And once your debt is paid off, if your credit card is open and remains idle, you get penalized. If you don’t have enough active credit cards, lenders don’t want to lend you as much money. So banks are forcing you to continually keep debt, hoping you screw up, so they can make more money. It’s a vicious cycle…



switch to mac
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I switched to Mac in 1999 when I had to get a new computer for college. My b/f was such a Mac nerd he taught me all the cool features/shortcuts, which made the transition much easier.

To this day, it boggles the mind why and how people still use Windoze. Macs are much more intuitive and simpler to understand. Troubleshooting is a breeze and my Mac never freezes.

I know some people argue that Macs are pricier. But I’m the type of person who prefers quality and will pay extra for it. I have never had problems with my Macs (I have 4)and I like having the security (and I don’t need to worry about viruses corrupting my files or hardrive). That enough saves me time and money in the longrun.



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