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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  1. 1. get straight A's
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  2. 2. Keep a journal
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  3. 3. become ambidextrous
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  4. 4. lose 15 pounds
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  5. 5. Take over the world
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  6. 6. Eat sushi more often
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  7. 7. cook more often
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  8. 8. create art
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  9. 9. learn martial arts
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  10. 10. act
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  11. 11. reach enlightenment
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  12. 12. organize my life
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  13. 13. Write more often
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  14. 14. Learn Japanese
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  15. 15. live in new york
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Eat sushi more often

Do I really need to say more?

Well yes, of course.

Basically, I live in smalltown rural nowhere america, and though it can be a sweet idyllic sorta place, smalltown rural nowhere america really kind of sucks in the ethnic food department. But I can get to an “urban” (okay, yeah, not really. I’m in the south for the love of fudge! (on a side note, what is that supposed to mean) Only the really old cities are “urban” and there aren’t many of those around. But, yeah…)

.... anyway, I can get to the “city” (still laughing) in reasonable time, so, yeah. We’ll see.

get straight A's
Well, the title says it all, ya?

Hmmm. Well, I know I used to get straight A’s, up until… well… about midway through middle school. I think it still happens sometimes, but I’m not sure. I generally make good grades, and since all my classes are weighted (advanced/honors classes are worth 4.5 or 5.0 instead of just 4.0, but I bet you know that already :-) I tend to end up with an A average at the end of the year anyway. But I really want an A average in all my classes! That would be much better.

I guess I can be satisfied with an A in every class, or a 4.5 average.


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