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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Lori Ehmer

I'm doing 40 things

Lori Ehmer's Life List

  1. 1. Fall deeply in love -- helplessly and unconditionally
    35 people
  2. 2. Buy a property in San Diego
    1 entry
    1 person
  3. 3. Learn to knit
    1 entry
    3,823 people
  4. 4. Buy a property in Austin
    1 person
  5. 5. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  6. 6. get a masters degree
    2,999 people
  7. 7. Plant a tree
    1,217 people
  8. 8. Become a better listener
    177 people
  9. 9. Earn a AAA beach volleyball rating
    3 entries
    1 person
  10. 10. Write a play
    683 people
  11. 11. Learn a second language
    1 entry
    663 people
  12. 12. Learn to play the piano
    1 entry
    8,219 people
  13. 13. Take a glassblowing class
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    15 people
  14. 14. Learn to play chess
    319 people
  15. 15. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich
    1 cheer
    34 people
  16. 16. Buy land in Washington State
    1 person
  17. 17. Shower in a waterfall
    491 people
  18. 18. Vacation in Fiji
    12 people
  19. 19. Volunteer at a charity
    5 people
  20. 20. Go skinny-dipping in the South of France
    2 people
  21. 21. Own a vineyard
    96 people
  22. 22. Go on an african safari
    778 people
  23. 23. Live abroad
    1,432 people
  24. 24. Scuba dive off Australia's Great Barrier Reef
    21 people
  25. 25. Go deep sea fishing
    245 people
  26. 26. Get my pilots license
    817 people
  27. 27. Visit an Active Volcano
    67 people
  28. 28. Attend at least one major sporting event; The Olympics, The World Cup, etc.
    1 person
  29. 29. Help build a house
    48 people
  30. 30. Participate in an archeological dig
    7 people
  31. 31. Fly first class
    1,263 people
  32. 32. See the 7 natural wonders on the world
    1 person
  33. 33. Go White Water Rafting this Spring
    2 people
  34. 34. Take up photography
    323 people
  35. 35. Take professional make-up application classes
    1 person
  36. 36. Take a wilderness survival course
    30 people
  37. 37. Vacation in Yosemite
    1 person
  38. 38. Walk on a glacier
    32 people
  39. 39. See the northern lights
    19,115 people
  40. 40. Make more of an effort to reach out to people
    1 person
Recent entries
Learn to knit
Starting Point

My friend has agreed to teach me how to knit. I figured this would be a good activity to do while I am laid up for six weeks. I’m going to learn how to knit a scarf; can’t wait.

Earn a AAA beach volleyball rating (read all 3 entries…)
Slight setback

I was planning on hitting this goal this year. Unfortunately, one week before my tournaments started, I shaved off all the cartilage on the right side of my knee. Now I have reconstructive surgery scheduled for later this year and I will need to start the whole process all over again. The good thing is that this setback is going to make me very hungry once I am able to play again. Look out!!!

Have my birthday party in a villa in Tuscany

I will be heading to Tuscany in 3 weeks for my party. Can’t wait!

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