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 27 things

How I did it
How to get my lip pierced
It took me
1 day
It made me

Recent entries
complete a sleeve tattoo representing my family tree
3/10 complete

I currently have 10 immediate family members I plan to get tattoos for. Four grandparents, two parents, my wife, my brother, and my two sisters. This total number may increase with children.

Tattoo #1 is a tarot card for my Mema (grandmother on my mother’s side) who read tarot as a hobby. She always had an interest in the spiritual and I have fond memories of waking up on Saturdays and her doing readings for my mom or aunt in the kitchen.

Tattoos #2 and 3 go together. I got a morel mushroom for my grandfather surrounded by rhubarb, representing my grandmother (dad’s parents.) My grandpa used to take us kids out hunting in the woods for morels, a tasty mushroom the grows wild in Michigan. My grandma had a garden that she grew all sorts of things in but I was fond of sour tastes so I would often sneak a stalk of rhubarb to munch on while I was off running around.


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