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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Aeryn Brown




I'm doing 36 things
 

Aeryn Brown's Life List

  1. 1. get my learner's permit
    2 cheers
    373 people
  2. 2. backpack across America
    22 people
  3. 3. get my novel published
    86 people
  4. 4. lose weight
    42,100 people
  5. 5. learn to play guitar
    5,062 people
  6. 6. learn to speak Russian
    1 cheer
    377 people
  7. 7. take up Wicca
    2 cheers
    4 people
  8. 8. learn to write with my left hand
    1 cheer
    714 people
  9. 9. find my place in the world
    1 cheer
    139 people
  10. 10. prove that not having children is worthwhile
    1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. make the world a better place
    1 cheer
    812 people
  12. 12. learn to astral project
    1 cheer
    123 people
  13. 13. overcome my fear of water
    1 cheer
    27 people
  14. 14. learn the meaning of life
    1 cheer
    44 people
  15. 15. backpack across Europe
    904 people
  16. 16. live in Queensland
    1 cheer
    7 people
  17. 17. learn to trust others
    40 people
  18. 18. accept myself for who I am, flaws and all
    1 cheer
    2 people
  19. 19. become fluent in Irish Gaelic
    2 people
  20. 20. learn how to give and receive constructive criticism
    5 people
  21. 21. meet Linkin Park
    70 people
  22. 22. get an eyebrow pierced
    1 person
  23. 23. move out of home
    213 people
  24. 24. learn to ice skate
    549 people
  25. 25. get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  26. 26. find a kindred spirit
    1 cheer
    37 people
  27. 27. be true to myself
    439 people
  28. 28. sell my photographs
    95 people
  29. 29. get laser eye surgery and ditch the glasses
    10 people
  30. 30. learn sign language
    8,503 people
  31. 31. Believe in myself
    1 cheer
    1,343 people
  32. 32. meet my little sister
    1 cheer
    2 people
  33. 33. get the hell out of Australia
    1 person
  34. 34. dye my hair blue
    432 people
  35. 35. finish rewriting my novels
    1 person
  36. 36. Learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
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see the new Harry Potter movie
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It rocked. Much better than instalment number three.



meet someone famous
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Have met Justin Melvey, Scandal’us, Hanson and Zinc – and have proved that I don’t get star struck in the slightest. ;) Meeting Hanson was the big one for me – waited eight years for it to happen, and it was so worth it. :D



come out of the closet
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I realised today that I’m bisexual – and I’m completely comfortable with that. Everyone I’ve told so far has been absolutely wonderful about the path I’ve chosen to follow.

Now I just have to work up the nerve to tell my parents…



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