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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gidgetchucklefanny's Life List

  1. 1. see a Broadway play
    247 people
  2. 2. make salsa
    9 people
  3. 3. make jams and jellies
    1 person
  4. 4. can tomatoes
    4 people
  5. 5. eliminate my house of clutter
    1 person
  6. 6. join a book club
    503 people
  7. 7. have another baby
    654 people
  8. 8. go on a monthly date with my husband
    3 people
  9. 9. trace my ancestry
    35 people
  10. 10. make good pastry
    1 person
  11. 11. grow roses
    43 people
  12. 12. grow a vegetable garden
    410 people
  13. 13. refinish furniture
    21 people
  14. 14. learn to use the barbeque
    1 person
  15. 15. create a filing system
    6 people
  16. 16. read 20 novels this summer
    1 entry
    2 people
  17. 17. learn to play backgammon
    50 people
  18. 18. teach a university course
    3 people
  19. 19. teach my kids about money
    3 people
  20. 20. paint a piece of art and display it
    1 person
  21. 21. lose 40lbs
    132 people
  22. 22. build something out of wood
    1 entry
    36 people
  23. 23. write a novel
    11,515 people
  24. 24. learn to make pickles
    3 people
  25. 25. organize my photos
    1,253 people
  26. 26. finish my son's baby book
    10 people
  27. 27. learn to drive a standard
    61 people
  28. 28. take dance lessons
    1 cheer
    868 people
  29. 29. learn to use power tools
    1 entry
    10 people
  30. 30. learn to identify the constellations
    87 people
  31. 31. take a computer course (3D animation)
    1 person
  32. 32. catch a Master Angler
    2 people
  33. 33. learn to skate backwards
    5 people
  34. 34. create a budget that works
    5 people
  35. 35. complete a video game
    9 people
  36. 36. ride a horse
    917 people
  37. 37. see the Leafs play in Toronto
    1 person
  38. 38. Go to New York City to shop
    1 person
  39. 39. Go to the Drumheller Dinosaur Museum
    1 person
  40. 40. buy a hybrid vehicle
    5 people
  41. 41. save a contingency fund
    1 person
  42. 42. pay off my student loans
    2,981 people
  43. 43. teach a geography course
    1 cheer
    1 person
Recent entries
Quit Smoking
It's been 14 months since I had a cigarette!

I applaud all of you and your efforts! Sending you strength to quit smoking vibes. I admit that I tried to quit at least 20 times in 20 years. I suppose I was really mentally ready this time. I just said to myself, the cigarette doesn’t control me; I control the cigarette! I remind myself regularly that I am a non-smoker and proud of it!

read 20 novels this summer

Making a list tonight and finishing this between now and the end of August! I know I can do it!

build something out of wood
Two birds with one stone!

This goes well with my goal to use power tools. I am going to choose a project, get my supplies and do this by the end of August!

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