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. design a website and upkeep it
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. learn to draw
    2,398 people
  3. 3. join a gym
    590 people
  4. 4. have a podcast
    5 people
  5. 5. jog everyday
    22 people
  6. 6. learn ballet
    418 people
  7. 7. become an published author
    1 entry
    1 person
  8. 8. Record an album
    1 entry
    1,296 people
  9. 9. go to New York
    2,169 people
  10. 10. see aly and aj in concert
    2 people
  11. 11. own a ranch
    77 people
  12. 12. go to sundance film festival
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  13. 13. overcome my anxiety
    90 people
  14. 14. have a music room
    3 people
  15. 15. have a permenant home
    1 person
  16. 16. be happy with my life
    288 people
  17. 17. trust someone
    62 people
  18. 18. fall in love
    27,212 people
  19. 19. learn to cook really well
    87 people
  20. 20. help someone
    284 people
  21. 21. go to coffee bean
    1 person
  22. 22. join a chariety
    1 person
  23. 23. finish 3 semesters of school
    1 person
  24. 24. meet new people
    4,420 people
  25. 25. be comfortable in my own skin
    517 people
  26. 26. go out every weekend
    1 person
  27. 27. loose 100 pounds
    145 people
  28. 28. do the Insanity workout
    5 people
  29. 29. knit many hats
    1 person
  30. 30. Self-publish a book
    13 people
  31. 31. write my book
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    288 people
  32. 32. read 100 books this year
    88 people
  33. 33. Start my business
    114 people
  34. 34. travel to 3 places
    1 person
  35. 35. take guitar lessons
    1 cheer
    226 people
  36. 36. record something that makes me happy every day
    1 person
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make friends

I’m going to be starting college next month and I want to start again. I just want to learn from my past mistakes and actually make some good friends this time. I haven’t been teh best friend and I haven’t had the best friends, but I want to be able to get some in college and be happy about it.

Record an album
A Dream Goal

This is something that I really, really want to accomplish. I love singing, playing my guitar and keyboard and songwriting, so I want to be able to record an album of my own. It would make me feel really great if I was able to do this, because I love music so much and I’d love to actually do it and be good at it. I hope to get this done at least my the beginning of next year.

try out for American Idol
Season 8

I’ve wanted to try out for American Idol since season one. When that started I was too young, but now that I’ll be nineteen by the time season 8 auditions start I want to be there. I love singing and I just want to see how far I can get.

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