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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insideout1upsidedown's Life List

  1. 1. stop biting my nails
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    7,260 people
  2. 2. find more secret swimming spots
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    1 person
  3. 3. do yoga regularly
    474 people
  4. 4. grow a vegetable garden
    410 people
  5. 5. finish reading all the books I own
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    175 people
  6. 6. clean my closet
    118 people
  7. 7. have my palm read
    136 people
  8. 8. walk more
    660 people
  9. 9. learn html
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    784 people
  10. 10. learn greek
    704 people
  11. 11. allow myself to fail
    1 entry
    1 person
  12. 12. slum through the usa in an arty manner
    2 entries
    1 person
  13. 13. go iceskating on Walden Pond
    1 person
  14. 14. study linguistics
    51 people
  15. 15. see the Northern Lights
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    19,115 people
  16. 16. See a movie in a drive-in
    2 entries
    233 people
  17. 17. never forget what it's like to be a kid
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    37 people
  18. 18. write more letters
    2 cheers
    1,879 people
  19. 19. allow myself to trust people
    2 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. stop overanalyzing life
    2 cheers
    2 people
  21. 21. write a novel
    1 cheer
    11,515 people
  22. 22. learn German
    5,480 people
  23. 23. tell people how I feel about them
    9 people
  24. 24. go to a nude beach
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    923 people
  25. 25. learn to play drums
    1 entry
    521 people
  26. 26. design my own clothes
    4,224 people
  27. 27. express myself
    1 cheer
    160 people
  28. 28. paint more
    1 entry
    1,446 people
  29. 29. read more poetry
    1 entry
    206 people
  30. 30. climb mt. everest
    262 people
  31. 31. smile at strangers more
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    6 people
  32. 32. hug a stranger
    163 people
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publish my poetry (read all 2 entries…)

I got my first poem published in a small Portland, Oregon publication. I am very excited. :)

I’m going to say that this has been “done”, but it will be an on-going goal, for sure. I must say, it wasn’t quite as climatic as I’d expected, but maybe sometimes I expect too much.

Still worth doing.

find love (read all 2 entries…)
what is to become of me?

It always seems that love comes around at the most inconvenient times. So it goes again. I came back from a summer of traveling, completely set on moving to Portland, OR and then I met this boy—the second time I ever saw him, he drunkenly fell all over me, told me he loved me, and invited me to spend the night. I did, refused to sleep with him, and expected no call back. But that’s not quite what happened….

Needless to say, it wasn’t the most conventional meeting, but I am hopelessly ridiculously head over heels in love….a love like I’ve never felt before. It has been months that feel like days, and I feel like, at least for a long time yet, we won’t tire of each other and will constantly be learning new things.


slum through the usa in an arty manner (read all 2 entries…)

So I’d just like to squeal a little and say….

I’m just about to do this!!!! We leave in two weeks, will be crazy poor, and make lots of art and music (he, not I) and poetry (me, not him).

:) So yay.

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