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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Run 3 miles without stopping (read all 2 entries…)
Boo Christmas break!

I was doing very good before my christmas break, I was running around 2 miles without stopping, and 3 with a couple of walking laps; sadly I became extremely lazy over my break and didn’t even lift a finger.. so I have to almost start over again. I’ve stopped drinking cokes so this is helping alot. I WILL get this goal done.

grow my hair pretty long (read all 2 entries…)

So.. I grew my hair.. it was WHO knows how long. But I just cut about 12 inches off and its still sitting at my shoulders. I completely recommend this! :)

(I still miss my hair)

become a morning person. (read all 2 entries…)
So hard.

I’m almost 100% sure I’ll never become a morning person…

Go to an international soccer game
Hell yeah!

My graduation gift?
Going to watch Mexico vs. Iran.
IN Mexico.
COMPLETELY worth it.

Become amazing at soccer (read all 2 entries…)
College=soccer life on hold

Pretty much I haven’t had ANY time to dedicate myself to soccer since coming to college. But now that my schedule has changed this semester I have more time to go to the fields.

drink less soda (read all 3 entries…)
College ruins any diets you have.

So ever since going to college, I’ve become MORE addicted to coke. To the point where I would have maybe 5 cokes a day. I really doesn’t help to be living in Atlanta (the HOME of coke) so everywhere you turn there is sodas. Especially in our dining hall. Without realizing it, I slowly stopped drinking cokes this week. I’m going on three days without having anything carbonated. (I realize that it may not seem alot, but its definitely a BIG step for me)

Yay! Lets see how long this goes for.
-Though.. it doesnt help that there is a tweleve pack sitting under my desk just staring at me.

Score a 30 on the ACT. (read all 4 entries…)
Whatev biatch.

Very last ACT ever. I scored a 31 in English and a 34 in Reading, except my Math and Science scores were horrible.. so I came out with a 29! Oh I was so sad when I saw that! Haha, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve scored my 31 and 34 AND i’ve been accepted into my 1st choice college. :) Goodbye test from hell. You will not be missed.

wake up when my alarm clock goes off (read all 2 entries…)
:D Goal Completed!

So even though I have become an even deeper sleeper (I am honestly not sure how) I have managed to drap myself out of bed the second after my alarm goes off. Of course though I have to set two clocks to wake me up.

grow my hair pretty long (read all 2 entries…)
Its getting there..

After soccer camp and summer was over, I had to cut my hair a good 3 inches to get rid of the damage, but since then I’ve taken extremely good care of it and its getting to a nice length.

become toned (read all 2 entries…)

Lately with all of the stress I have been under, I’ve turned to running and working out to calm myself down. :) I’ve progressed. Slowly, but I’m getting there

drink more water (read all 3 entries…)

I drank enough water at soccer camp to raise the oceans about 2 inches.

drink less soda (read all 3 entries…)
Soccer camp

:D I went a good week or so without drinking any type of soda. Sadly though, It was the first thing I drank afterwards. And I’m actually drinking one now. I really need to work harder.

Score a 30 on the ACT. (read all 4 entries…)
Ho hum

Bummer. My score didn’t do anything. My math actually went down while my Reading went up to a 31. I suppose I’ll just have to try again.

Become amazing at soccer (read all 2 entries…)
Practice makes perfect

All my life I’ve been a defender. Until recently I’ve started playing more midfield. Only problem.. I have no ball skills. This is something I definitely would like to change. And I’ve been working on this! The other day I played against all boys and schooled a few, but I’m nowhere near the skill level I wish to be.
Wish me luck!

drink less soda (read all 3 entries…)
Drinking Woes

I remember my cross country coach telling me once that soda makes you sick when you run. Well I didn’t really believe him and a few years later, I’m drinking soda more than water. I wake up and the first thing I do is head to the fridge and grab that Coke.
The other day.. I went for a 2 mile run, and dropped out around the first mile because I was in such bad pain. I’ve decided that sodas are just causing me pain and not allowing for progress. I’m trying to give them up.
:) I’ve had maybe one in the past two days! Thats a big thing for me

stop biting my nails

They’ve been painted.This’ll last two weeks until the paint chips off or I watch a movie and chip the paint off myself. But two weeks will be good.
Lets hope.

drink more water (read all 3 entries…)
Slightly better

I’ve finally upped the amount of water that I’ve been drinking. I still think I drink more soda than anything, but I feel happier about my new water habits!

wake up when my alarm clock goes off (read all 2 entries…)
Less Snoozes

I’d like to automatically wake up when my alarm goes off, but its very very hard. Its plain and simple. I like to sleep. So my goal for the moment is just to cut down on the number of times i hit the snooze in the morning. Its usually around 3-4 times. The only way I am not late in the morning is because I have to set my clock almost 45 minutes in advance! Thats no good.

Score a 30 on the ACT. (read all 4 entries…)

I took the test yet again last saturday. I actually believe that I did good (knocks on wood). I have to raise my score 4 points, and that is alot to get to my 30. I at least would like a 30 in Reading or English which is very probable. If I don’t make the 30 I have one more chance to take the test before the Early Admission stuff is sent in. Wish me luck. :P

stop procrastinating (read all 2 entries…)
Going backwards..

..I was doing pretty good so I thought. Until I realized I had told someone i’d have my AP work done by now, and the most i have done on it was to print it out. So I told myself a few hours ago that I’d do it. I still haven’t gotten up to even look for those papers. I’m going to need help.

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