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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gettinglost

off to start a new life in LA!!!



I'm doing 38 things
 

gettinglost's Life List

  1. 1. quit my job and travel the world
    3 entries . 13 cheers
    7 people
  2. 2. go on a road trip with no destination
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    360 people
  3. 3. hotwire a car
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    243 people
  4. 4. learn Russian
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    2,818 people
  5. 5. finish college
    6 entries . 4 cheers
    3,487 people
  6. 6. become a famous photojournalist
    3 cheers
    5 people
  7. 7. photograph the world.
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    99 people
  8. 8. Become fluent in more than one language
    5 entries
    1,300 people
  9. 9. be more ladylike
    4 entries . 5 cheers
    72 people
  10. 10. write a book
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    31,381 people
  11. 11. make a film
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    907 people
  12. 12. learn to play the violin
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1,782 people
  13. 13. be in a band
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,558 people
  14. 14. start horseback riding again.
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    49 people
  15. 15. SLOW DOWN!
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    252 people
  16. 16. Learn to play guitar
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    5,062 people
  17. 17. restore an old jeep
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. ride a camel
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    522 people
  19. 19. have excellent posture
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    8 people
  20. 20. skydive
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11,428 people
  21. 21. get my pilot's license
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    817 people
  22. 22. Read more classic literature.
    1 entry
    164 people
  23. 23. To live instead of exist
    1 entry
    11,477 people
  24. 24. be a better catholic
    140 people
  25. 25. sail around the world
    942 people
  26. 26. eat locally
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    31 people
  27. 27. get a job
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    12,583 people
  28. 28. Save MONEY
    2 entries
    16,490 people
  29. 29. help someone the way I wish I had been helped.
    1 entry
    27 people
  30. 30. Be an interior design badass.
    1 entry
    1 person
  31. 31. learn to sail
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    2,281 people
  32. 32. Study abroad at NUI
    1 person
  33. 33. learn Irish
    2 entries
    163 people
  34. 34. show up at the airport with a bag & a passport & take the first flight available.
    1 cheer
    576 people
  35. 35. learn to ride a motorcycle
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,953 people
  36. 36. learn to dance
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    7,160 people
  37. 37. Give a loan at kiva.org.
    1 entry
    4 people
  38. 38. use money as a tool to amass experiences, not objects.
    1 entry
    6 people

How I did it
How to get out of debt
It took me
1 year
It made me
whatever...


How to get married
It took me
1 year
It made me
hate him.


How to not be addicted to facebook
It took me
74 days
It made me
ehh... whatever


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Recent entries
go to california
Moved to LA for my boyfriend.

He’s great, but the people here are awful. Outside of our group of friends, everyone here is really self-absorbed, things are retardedly expensive, and everyone drives like an asshole.
Perhaps, because I am from the south, I don’t quite mesh here, but I could swear up and down there is nothing but rudeness and hubris. AND, everybody’s extremely politically correct- and aggressive about it. If you move( to LA, at least), expect a good number of people to have their heads up their own asses… just a warning.



get married (read all 6 entries…)
don't get married young

...or to an abuser.



get a job
I need to get a fooookin job.

My city is really hard to find employment in, but I need to do it in order to get my finances straight so I can take a trip to Sydney to see my friend.
Just as well, I have aspirations of studying abroad, so I need to make saving (another goal of mine) a priority.
Unfortunately…money does not grown on trees- so I clearly need a job, stat!



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