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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helpmeouthere's Life List

  1. 1. Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
    83 people
  2. 2. Hike the Grand Tetons
    3 people
  3. 3. eat better food
    47 people
  4. 4. restore a classic car
    113 people
  5. 5. work from home
    953 people
  6. 6. Buy acreage to build a home
    5 people
  7. 7. fix my house up and sell it.
    2 people
  8. 8. stay married forever
    54 people
  9. 9. live debt-free
    212 people
  10. 10. pay off my house
    192 people
  11. 11. retire early
    935 people
  12. 12. go fishing more often
    29 people
  13. 13. Flip a house.
    322 people
  14. 14. live in branson.
    2 people
  15. 15. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  16. 16. buy a sailboat
    111 people
  17. 17. climb a 14er
    45 people
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Take the bus more
Coming up on a year now...

And gas is up $.75 a gallon since I started riding the bus. I’m barely feeling it… I’ve started buying monthly passes and I’m riding the bus to other places besides just to and from work.

run a <30 minute 5K (read all 4 entries…)
Oh, so close...

It was a brisk morning, the course was mostly level and downhill at the end… I thought this was going to be the day I’d break 30 min… But, it wasn’t to be. My official time was 30:41. It won’t be too much longer and I’ll be able to check this one off…

run a <30 minute 5K (read all 4 entries…)
Not there yet...

Getting closer though. This morning’s run was a very hilly course. My time was 32:15. I’m signed up for another 5k, this coming weekend. We’ll give it another try then…

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