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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hitchcockblonde's Life List

  1. 1. visit bhutan
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    69 people
  2. 2. complete the artist's way and set up my own group
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  3. 3. start a blog
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  4. 4. try a new restaurant every week
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  5. 5. support a business in a developing country
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  6. 6. stop procrastinating
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  7. 7. get back in shape
    687 people
  8. 8. volunteer
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  9. 9. live on a houseboat
    108 people
  10. 10. try gyrotonics
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  11. 11. go to the opera at la scala milan
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  12. 12. learn to use ebay
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  13. 13. practice 'Happiness Manifesto' daily
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    77 people
  14. 14. figure out what the hell i'm going to do with my life and how i can find some gainful employment that doesn't make me crazy and makes a contribution!
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  15. 15. try acupuncture
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    115 people
  16. 16. say yes more!
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    153 people
  17. 17. go to costa rica
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    216 people
  18. 18. stop drinking for at least a year
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    2 people
  19. 19. learn to make jewellery
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    68 people
  20. 20. learn to salsa
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    1,400 people
  21. 21. write a book
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    31,381 people
  22. 22. get my driver's license
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  23. 23. marry my love
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    59 people
  24. 24. go to the north of canada and watch the polar bear migration
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    1 person
  25. 25. make peace with my parents
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    9 people
  26. 26. get my Masters degree in Photojournalism
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    1 person
  27. 27. go on a creative writing course
    2 people
  28. 28. start a photography collection
    1 person
  29. 29. be debt free
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  30. 30. i want to grow up
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    4 people
Recent entries
practice 'Happiness Manifesto' daily
first day

Had a c* day today and don’t feel grateful for anything!Guess on days like this you just have to try harder…
I am grateful for:
-finally feeling better, I’ve felt awful all day
-not drinking today
-finding a wonderful source of support
-that my fiancé is coming home after a being away all week
-a good conversation with a friend
-finding a reasonably priced ticket to go to Uganda
- a really nice hot bath
-clean sheets
-having a good walk and taking some photographs
-great conversation with my brother
-Interflora-they allowed me to be able to send a bunch of flowers to a friend, who was down and I let her know that I think she’s wonderful!

master cleanse

I did this is Thailand, on an organized cleanse on Koh Samui,I’ve travelled a lot physically and decided that I’d like to try travelling internally, as it were!It is a great experience and frankly, one that I think everybody should try- not from only a health point of view, but because we are so food obssessed in our culture, so much more living to eat rather than eating to live.I really admire anyone trying this on their own, being in an organized enviroment, with a timetable and being surrounded by other people going through the same thing, really helped me to finish(I got extremely grumpy and fed up on about day four, giving up alcohol and food was fine, but I was really pissed off without coffee) I did a weeks complete fast with (twice!) daily colonics(ooops, was that oversharing?)I felt so much better, it was scary, my skin was glowing, the whites of my eyes incredibly clear and I had so much energy!the benefit also of an organized fast is that you meet so many other people who tend to be open-minded and alternative, and you get a lot of support,also wondeful Thai massages and steams, if you are doing this, I think you should spoil yourself in other ways(internet shopping good too!)I’ve done it twice in the same place and if budget and time permitted, I would do it every year.Good places have opened up in Europe too.

visit bhutan

I have been fascinated by Bhutan for years, a country that is entirely ruled by it’s Buddhist beliefs and where policy is determined by a national Happiness index, where a way of life in tune with spirituality and fulfillment is protected.It also looks stunning!.I’m intending to go hiking, watch festivals-wearing national dress and see some of the stunning handicrafts in the region -and hopefully see tigers or cloud leopards.My darling fiancé has promised to take me as a Xmas present this year, so I maybe going sooner than I thought!

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