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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travel to France (read all 2 entries…)
France is AMAZING

I loved it so much I would do it again in a second. I only got to see Paris, so I hope to see the south of France sometime in the near future. I would recommend it to anybody that loves architecture, culture, shopping, sight-seeing, and being in a place where people kiss in public…ha

Fall in real love: ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't live without each other love.
If you're a girl, BE PURSUED!

I got in a few relationships where I jumped at the chance, just because “he” liked me. Always ended up in heart ache, and usually I was the one suffering from it. I promised myself that I would not let this happen again no matter what. That if I was to date again, it would be because of true love, and he would have to pursue me so that I would know 100% for sure that he was serious about ‘knowing me’. But then I met this guy who I knew I was interested in right away. I let him get to know me, but I made sure that I never really showed it. I let him pursue me as best I could without coming across as not interested at all. The more I got to know him the more I felt I could spend the rest of my life with him, but I STILL let him pursue me. Eventually we started dating because he was persistent…and long story short we are married now, and happily in love. It wasn’t easy though because our natural instict is usually to wear our hearts on our sleeves if we want to fall in love. I don’t really think that is the smartest method. Be willing to fall in love, but guard your heart as to who you will let it be with.

Make couple friends
Friends for us both

It’s a funny thing when you get engaged and then married. You join each other’s lives. Which isn’t a bad thing…but its a while before you establish brand new friendships with another couple…that you both like hanging out with.

learn to play an instrument
Piano or guitar

I’ve decided the instrument must either be the piano or the acoustic guitar. I have an acoustic guitar…BUT I am really leaning more towards the piano. We just need something small because we have no room in our condo. I think this goal wont be even close to a reality until next year. Unless I take lessons this summer.

workout consistently
I need a good gym

I really like working out. If I like the gym I’m at. I dont like co-ed gyms because it becomes a meat-market. And I have found one gym that would be great, called “Defining Eve” but it is SO expensive, I can’t afford it. Maybe I’m just stubborn, but I feel like its the gym that is holding me back.

Read more books (read all 2 entries…)
I get too excited about books

So I’ve realized one of the biggest obstacles I have with reading is TIME. I don’t lack the passion to read AT ALL. The books I am reading at the moment are…Word’s in a French Life, Time Was Soft There, Wildly Sophisticated, & Shopaholic and Baby. Some are to learn, others for leisure. But maybe I read too many books at once. I take turns reading each one, depending on how I feel that day. But reading is almost something I need to start scheduling in, because spare time doesn’t exactly come easily.

learn to speak french (read all 2 entries…)
French Class

French Class is hard. Our teacher is good, but I never have time to practice, so I feel like it’s going in one ear and out the other. I don’t want to give up though because I think it is really good to have another language under my belt. I need to move to France or something I think. That’s a good idea.

Read more books (read all 2 entries…)
Blue Clay People

Well I have started to read a handful of books, but the one that I just can’t really put down is called Blue Clay People. Its about a guy who travelled into Liberia to do fight poverty and save the rainforest. Amazing non-fiction book. Definitely recommend. If you have a heart for Africa then this book is for you to read.

go to Africa
21 Days

I am leaving for Niger, Africa in 21 days! I can hardly wait. Myself and 11 others are going on a humanitarian mission for 2 weeks. We have been planning for 6 months, so it is crazy that this has become a reality. AHH

get a degree
Or Diploma?

Well I am not sure about whether or not I will ever get a degree. It’s not that I dont want to, it’s just that the program I am looking at is only a diploma program, and that is sufficient encough in the travel industry to succeed. I am on my way to a diploma though. But maybe a degree will come later in life? I dont know.

buy a cottage

I’ve started to slowly find pictures off the internet of cottages that I like. Different rooms I enjoy, etc. I started a little design scrapbook so that I can keep track of it all. I am saving slowly. But hopefully by the time we are finished having kids we can buy one! Even if it’s just tiny.

learn how to cook really well
Getting there.

Well I have been married nearly 7 months now, therefore I have now been cooking for 7 months. I have learned heaps of recipes, but now my goal is to keep it healthy and good. Which I find is OFTEN difficult. I still have A LOT to learn, but I am off to a good start. And my baking is improving too.

find a career that I love
School in my future

I am looking at a school that offers a Business Management in Travel and Tourism diploma, which really excites me. I love to travel, so I figure why not combine travel and work! I will hopefully be starting in January if all goes as planned!

learn to speak french (read all 2 entries…)
French Lessons

My husband and I are in French lessons. We have been going for 2 weeks and so far so good. It is getting harder though, each week. But I am hoping that when we are in Niger, Africa, and Paris we will be able to get by!

travel to France (read all 2 entries…)

Unfortunately it is only for 2 days, but 2 days is more than no days. On our way home from Africa we are stopping in Paris for 2 days! I am so excited. About 8 weeks to go!



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