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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illustrating_nikki's Life List

  1. 1. draw everyday
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    129 people
  2. 2. improve my illustration
    2 entries
    5 people
  3. 3. write a children's book
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1,449 people
  4. 4. Learn to cook
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    10,169 people
  5. 5. Read all the books in my "must read" pile
    5 entries
    1,081 people
  6. 6. become a game designer
    46 people
  7. 7. draw comics
    1 cheer
    130 people
  8. 8. Be an animator
    78 people
  9. 9. decorate my room
    2 entries
    335 people
  10. 10. make my first animation short movie
    1 person
  11. 11. get in shape
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10,376 people
  12. 12. stop looking to others for reassurance of my decisions
    1 cheer
    91 people
  13. 13. Learn to speak Japanese
    841 people
  14. 14. Create a budget, and stick with it
    1 cheer
    379 people
  15. 15. organize my iTunes library
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    76 people
  16. 16. become fluent in english
    199 people
  17. 17. see a Broadway show in New York
    160 people
  18. 18. Ride a Camel
    522 people
  19. 19. write a children's fantasy novel
    6 people
  20. 20. write a screenplay
    2,319 people
  21. 21. see stonehenge
    256 people
  22. 22. lose weight
    42,100 people
  23. 23. Learn to say no
    1,336 people
  24. 24. have better posture
    7,978 people
  25. 25. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  26. 26. have a home library
    27 people
  27. 27. Time travel
    374 people
  28. 28. visit Japan
    5,960 people
  29. 29. eBay all the junk I don't need
    59 people
  30. 30. Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
    2,325 people
  31. 31. Not give up, now or ever
    55 people
  32. 32. Be kissed in the rain
    1 cheer
    824 people
  33. 33. Wake up daily without needing an alarm clock
    17 people
  34. 34. watch every film in my DVD collection
    1 cheer
    28 people
  35. 35. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  36. 36. Read all Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
    120 people
  37. 37. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  38. 38. paint more
    1,446 people
  39. 39. go to the top of a lighthouse
    22 people
  40. 40. learn to type without looking at my hands
    593 people
  41. 41. finish my paintings
    35 people
  42. 42. Learn Japanese
    10,794 people
  43. 43. Complete all the 42 things i want to do
    1 cheer
    1 person
Recent entries
Read all the books in my "must read" pile (read all 5 entries…)
Jurassic Park and The Lost World

I just love Michael Crichton! I’ve just finished Jurassic Park and already began The Lost World.
But now I promise I’ll do a definitive book list and just stick to it, so my goal will be achieved!

decorate my room (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve have so much white space in my room walls, that I’e decided to hang some more images. I’ve already posters from my favourite movies, postcards and stuff taken at comics and illustration fair, photos of all the people i love…and now i wanna hang some puzzles too. I bought two: a japanese children illustration and a fantasy illustration (it’s a vampire playing the violin) cool!!

improve my illustration (read all 2 entries…)
digital painting

I’m now attempting to learn how to paint digitally.
It’s hard and easy at the same time. You can see the detail so clearly, zooming and all, that everything seems always unfinished.
But I’m try to find where to stop and already finished on illustration (of a series of five).
I’ll write another post when I’ll finish them all. Hopefully no more yhan two weeks…

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