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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gerryw4655's Life List

  1. 1. Make my moms life as extraordinary as possible.
    16 entries . 63 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Take care of myself.
    15 entries . 48 cheers
    346 people
  3. 3. Say "THANK YOU" to every soldier in uniform I pass and shake their hand!
    4 entries . 31 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. Fund a Kiva micro-loan on every continent.
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Create an emergency kit and be more prepared for emergencies both at home and in the car.
    6 entries . 18 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Learn Archery
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    594 people
  7. 7. Ride a motorcycle
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    872 people
  8. 8. Learn the Constellations in the Night Sky
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Vacation in a Tropical Paradise with an Infinity Pool
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Visit Cornwall, England
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    4 people
  11. 11. Emulate 43 Women Little Girls should admire instead of symbols of stupidity and weakness
    16 entries . 25 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. Ride in a Ferrari
    4 cheers
    3 people
  13. 13. Go Ziplining
    6 cheers
    162 people
  14. 14. Go on a Gondola ride in Venice, Italy
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    2 people
  15. 15. Go scuba diving
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,901 people
  16. 16. Go Sailing at Martha's Vineyard
    6 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Visit Paris
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    1,444 people
  18. 18. Visit New York City (Find 43 places I want to visit)
    7 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. Visit Concord, Massachusetts and Walden Pond
    7 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. Swim with dolphins!
    5 cheers
    8,291 people
  21. 21. Take a train trip across Canada to Banff, Calgary and Vancouver
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Visit Florence, Italy and see the "Arno"
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Visit Machu Picchu
    8 cheers
    813 people
  24. 24. Visit Monaco and the South of France
    4 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. Visit Jane Austen sites in Bath & Southampton England
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Go on a photographic African Safari to East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania's Serengeti)
    2 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Visit the Lake District and Bronte Country in England
    3 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Visit Australia and New Zealand, and see The Great Barrier Reef
    4 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Re-visit Fort Lauderdale and North Miami Beach
    1 cheer
    1 person
  30. 30. Travel to India and visit the Taj Mahal
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. buy a Vespa
    354 people
  32. 32. drink absinthe
    629 people
Recent entries
Make my moms life as extraordinary as possible. (read all 16 entries…)
We have watched every Christmas movie that she loves

All the oldies, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, The Bishops Wife, Christmas in Connecticut, and I even persuaded her to watch “The Polar Express”. I hope she enjoyed them because I did.

take care of myself (read all 15 entries…)
Last night, I was searching for old friends on Facebook, and I was devastated to learn..

that a friend that I had gone to high school with, and also taken ballet lessons with died last month of a heart attack. We are the same age. This is a wake-up call for me. I have got to get healthy, lose weight, exercise, all that stuff. Mom needs me, and I really don’t want to die, even though I get really depressed sometimes. Starting today.

Make my moms life as extraordinary as possible. (read all 16 entries…)
Just fixed Paula Deens recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole....

Mom loves Sweet Potatos. I’ll let you know how it tastes, but I can’t imagine that anything by Paula Deen would be bad!

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