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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I'm doing 12 things

How I did it
How to get a facial/manicure/pedicure
It took me
5 months
It made me

How to get a laptop
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to learn to cook
It took me
3 months
It made me

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decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
checking this off the list

it’s done for now, and I don’t like that phrase “the rest of my life” anymore. I want to be able to move around; I don’t like the feeling of being stuck to a plan. but for the near future, I’m going to grad school (a major decision in itself) and teaching.

go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
planning on it.

I’m looking at grad schools now, and since I want to go somewhere on the opposite coast or thereabouts, I figure next summer is the perfect time for a road trip. although I’ll technically have a predetermined destination, I’ll leave myself enough time so that I can meander my way over there and not plan on stopping anywhere in particular. I’m excited.

learn to speak french (read all 4 entries…)
I suppose this is done.

I took the year of French and decided to drop it. the class wasn’t for me. I still love the language, but fluency can be put off for a while.

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