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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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irishandinsane's Life List

  1. 1. Get certified as level C1 French speaker.
    1 person
  2. 2. lose weight
    42,100 people
  3. 3. get a mohawk
    185 people
  4. 4. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
    354 people
  5. 5. to be able to think in Italian.
    1 entry
    1 person
  6. 6. make him love me
    155 people
  7. 7. smoke out in an amsterdam coffee shop
    206 people
  8. 8. have a song written about me
    292 people
  9. 9. Take photography classes
    220 people
  10. 10. find someone who loves me for who i am
    141 people
  11. 11. learn how to drive
    1,001 people
  12. 12. get really good at make up
    1 person
  13. 13. Conceptualize and complete an original photography project
    1 person
  14. 14. wear size 10 jeans
    4 people
  15. 15. record a song with alessandro
    1 person
  16. 16. fall in love properly
    8 people
  17. 17. fully edit and revise a novel to the point it seems finished
    1 person
  18. 18. do a masters
    37 people
  19. 19. move back to Italy
    7 people
  20. 20. get my drivers licence
    686 people
  21. 21. compose a good song
    8 people
  22. 22. Learn to surf
    1 cheer
    8,132 people
  23. 23. grow my hair long
    1 cheer
    3,836 people
  24. 24. write more poetry
    956 people
  25. 25. fall asleep outside watching the stars with someone i care about
    1 cheer
    915 people
  26. 26. receive a letter from Hogwarts apologizing for the late owl but informing me that i am actually a wizard.
    1 cheer
    795 people
  27. 27. Live in the "now" more
    1 cheer
    39 people
  28. 28. stop caring about what people think
    2 cheers
    51 people
  29. 29. be a writer
    513 people
  30. 30. Be with the one i love
    113 people
  31. 31. Visit Japan
    5,960 people
  32. 32. run away for a week, or two, without telling anyone where I'm going...
    1 cheer
    42 people
  33. 33. have more (deserved) attention
    1 person
  34. 34. visit Africa
    817 people
  35. 35. keep in touch with old friends
    1,590 people
  36. 36. not let the little things get to me
    42 people
  37. 37. legalize marijuana
    534 people
  38. 38. kiss in the rain
    1 cheer
    15,004 people
  39. 39. kiss angelina jolie
    51 people
  40. 40. find inner peace
    804 people
  41. 41. own a grand piano
    135 people
  42. 42. Learn more about jazz
    21 people
  43. 43. get in shape
    1 entry
    10,376 people

How I did it
How to have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
It took me
999 days
It made me

Recent entries
speak french (read all 2 entries…)
I live in Paris

I speak French in work, with friends, I read it, I sing it, I love it.

to be able to think in Italian.

At the moment I’m living in Italy, i’m staying here for a year, and right now I panic everytime I need to ask for help or directions etc. I hope by the end of the year I’ll be able to think and dream and argue in italian, :)

Publish something I've written.

I had 3 poems published in the University College Dublin annual literary magazine. I’m so proud, it’s the first time I’ve had the guts to submit, i’m going to do it more often now, :)

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