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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Genevieve-Say Anything But Say What You Mean

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I'm doing 21 things
 

Genevieve-Say Anything But Say What You Mean's Life List

  1. 1. sing the National Anthem at a sports event
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    58 people
  2. 2. live outside of the U.S.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    24 people
  3. 3. learn to play guitar
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    5,063 people
  4. 4. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    20 entries . 2 cheers
    7,822 people
  5. 5. learn to ballroom dance
    3 cheers
    825 people
  6. 6. travel the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,179 people
  7. 7. become multilingual
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    179 people
  8. 8. get my belly button pierced
    2 cheers
    943 people
  9. 9. buy an island
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    224 people
  10. 10. find a unique, cute little travel mascot to take with me on all trips and photograph "him" next to touristy sites wherever i go...(kind of like the traveling gnome).
    3 cheers
    115 people
  11. 11. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    3 cheers
    2,968 people
  12. 12. kiss while its snowing
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. always carry a sharpie with me and make it a point to scrawl out inspiring and well-intentioned graffiti on the walls of public bathroom stalls
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    50 people
  14. 14. perform at an open mic night
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    62 people
  15. 15. post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    365 people
  16. 16. write a thank you entry to everyone who has made a difference in my life (read, or unread, it doesn't matter)
    1 cheer
    3 people
  17. 17. Post song lyrics that are important to me
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    19 people
  18. 18. Learn to play the piano
    8,222 people
  19. 19. Quit Smoking
    9,288 people
  20. 20. Just for the fun of it: List 43 things that I want a boyfriend to be
    3 people
  21. 21. identify 100 reasons why I love my partner
    68 people
Recent entries
kiss while its snowing
Seattle November Hail Storm

There was an awesome hail storm in the middle of the night earlier this month and my boyfriend and I went out onto our deck to watch it. I then promptly drug him out into the snow to share a kiss.

...before hitting him with like 5 hail balls. XD

But hail is technically different from snow, isn’t it?



join a sorority
I'm quite happy with this decision...

...Now.

If you had asked me last week, while I was going through formal recruitment I would’ve simply been muttering, “What the fuck was I thinking.” But now, I know it was the right choice for me.

Formal recruitment was very stressful and an emotional roller coaster to say the least. But, now that its all over, and I’m moved in I feel…like I’m home. There are about 120 girls in my sorority chapter, and over 30 girls in my pledge class. Thats a little overwhelming for a girl thats only ever lived with one sister and didn’t live with that sister for very long. I’m used to being surrounded by males, whether its just my brother and foreign brother and their friends, or simply my guy friends. But these girls…they’re amazing. I probably won’t become super close to all of them or even maybe most of them, but I already know all the names of all the girls in my pledge class(which is quite the feat for only being with them for a week) and some, but not quite most, of the names of the upper classmen. I really feel like these girls are already becoming my sisters.

I agree that this path is not the right choice for everyone, but it was the right one for me.

I’m an Alpha Delta Pi now, and when the older girls say, “ADPi Till I Die.” I feel like soon I’ll feel the same way. Like these girls, and this house, were always a part of my life and I just had to find them. And find them I did. Or maybe they found me. The mutual selection process is a dramatic, and often hurtful one, but I don’t think I would be nearly as happy somewhere else.

I was just reading through what I wrote…I feel like I sounded a little over-dramatic, but its all true. I don’t plan on being a stereotypical sorority girl. I plan on being so much more; A TRUE sorority girl. The greek system gets a bad rep, and though a lot of it might be based on fact, there is so much more than meets the eye. Sure, you can make great friends everywhere if you put the effort in, but this sisterhood is so much more than just friendship. I can tell that already. Sure, you can have a social life anywhere, but not as easily as this. Sure, you can find diversity everywhere, but I don’t think you can truely feel it as much as when you’re living in complete diversity 24/7. Sure, everyone should volunteer and do good deeds, but honestly, what college student other than ones in the greek system actually work toward a philanthropy regularly?

I might find flaws and problems with this life come the future, but right now, I’m extremely happy. Pi<3. First. Finest. Forever.



learn to drive a stickshift (read all 3 entries…)
Success!!!

Genevieve is officially a bad ass stick-shift driver! Yeahhhhh!!! Hee hee, ok I’m done with the third-person thing. Anyways, today at work I learned how to drive a stick on one of the companies old beat-up pick-ups. I’m quite proud of myself and did fabulous according to all of the guys I work with, so yay me! XD I’m happy to mark this OFF my list now.



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