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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I'm doing 35 things

ibrwrng79's Life List

  1. 1. hike the appalachian trail
    2 cheers
    2,111 people
  2. 2. backpack through Europe
    1 cheer
    5,131 people
  3. 3. go kiteboarding
    18 people
  4. 4. read Closing Time
    1 person
  5. 5. lose 60 pounds
    2 entries
    947 people
  6. 6. run a 5k
    2,783 people
  7. 7. learn to fly
    2,284 people
  8. 8. complete the couch to 5K running program
    9 entries . 1 cheer
    6 people
  9. 9. “Have a kick ass body that stops traffic without jumping in front of it”
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    20 people
  10. 10. be able to do pilates with ease and grace
    1 entry
    1 person
  11. 11. be able to do a real push-up
    1 person
  12. 12. be able to do a pull-up
    1 cheer
    12 people
  13. 13. donate my clothes once they become too big.
    1 entry
    1 person
  14. 14. I need to develop a plan for self-preservation.
    1 entry
    1 person
  15. 15. downsize my belongings
    7 people
  16. 16. learn how to make shoes
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    18 people
  17. 17. bungee jump
    3,927 people
  18. 18. see Kenny Rogers in concert
    1 entry
    1 person
  19. 19. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  20. 20. write a book
    3 cheers
    31,381 people
  21. 21. Learn American Sign Language
    1 cheer
    612 people
  22. 22. Improve my French
    1 cheer
    1,441 people
  23. 23. start making my handbag designs
    2 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. go to Graduate School
    1 cheer
    1,148 people
  25. 25. go night fishing
    5 people
  26. 26. see Pompeii
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    12 people
  27. 27. go to Rapa Nui
    1 entry
    4 people
  28. 28. plan a weekend kayaking trip
    2 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. go on an African safari
    1 cheer
    778 people
  30. 30. go geocaching on my overnights
    1 entry
    1 person
  31. 31. learn to screenprint t-shirts
    3 people
  32. 32. play tennis more
    19 people
  33. 33. clean my room
    1 cheer
    2,793 people
  34. 34. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,697 people
  35. 35. make a skirt out of neckties
    1 entry
    3 people

How I did it
How to start the couch to 5k running plan
It took me
1 day
It made me

Recent entries
learn how to make shoes
Registered and paid in full!

I enrolled in a two week intensive shoemaking course.

go to costa rica (read all 3 entries…)

I’m going back to Costa Rica on Tuesday. This time, I’m going to be spending the entire time in Manuel Antonio/Quepos.I love this country, the size of West Virginia.

Win the Sew Warm Contest
with the help of 43Things... is holding a Sew Warm Contest. I entered the scarf that I made out of neckties and backed with fleece material.

My project and the instructions to make your own necktie scarf is available at:

While you’re checking out my project, please vote for me! My instructable needs to be in the top 10 of user votes by the 13th of March to ensure a spot in the final judging round.

My project is one of 115 entries. Please help me get into the top 10!

The grand prize is a Singer All-in-one sewing/serger/embroidery machine.

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