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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jayna's Life List

  1. 1. run a marathon
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    12,897 people
  2. 2. visit Greece
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,000 people
  3. 3. redecorate my room
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    458 people
  4. 4. Write more
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    3,812 people
  5. 5. Live by the beach
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    298 people
  6. 6. Get a tattoo
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    21,913 people
  7. 7. contribute to Project Gutenberg
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  8. 8. learn to master the gimp
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    53 people
  9. 9. figure out where home is
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    130 people
  10. 10. Swap mix CDs/DVDs with other 43things music addicts through the snailmail
    25 team members . 2 entries . 1 cheer
    40 people
  11. 11. exhibit my photographs in a public place
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    83 people
  12. 12. Be able to talk to my father
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    4 people
  13. 13. Complete "The Artist's Way"
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    398 people
  14. 14. live somewhere inspiring
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    5 people
  15. 15. have the courage to start over
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    33 people
  16. 16. go to burning man
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    1,610 people
  17. 17. not take things so personally
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    176 people
  18. 18. Love without fear
    2 entries . 18 cheers
    1,832 people
  19. 19. Learn another language
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    4,246 people
  20. 20. publish something in a respectable journal, magazine, or edited website
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    379 people
  21. 21. Finish what I start
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    4,026 people
  22. 22. learn to snowboard
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    2,573 people
  23. 23. get rid of all my clutter
    3 entries . 11 cheers
    1,098 people
  24. 24. work for a cause I believe in
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    69 people
  25. 25. take the path of most resistance at least once
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    4 people
  26. 26. sing in public
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    517 people
  27. 27. start a six-month emergency savings fund
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    45 people
  28. 28. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    784 people
  29. 29. Be a better listener
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    789 people
  30. 30. Open a bookstore
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    181 people
  31. 31. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,500 people
  32. 32. Post 100 quotes that I like for whatever reason!
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    13 people
Recent entries
Learn to trust again, and trust wisely (read all 2 entries…)

because the alternative, of not trusting is not the way to lead a life.

It really does help to have someone who is forthright in every way, from the moment you meet them, without pretense, who utters every thought to you, and asks you to deal with it, that makes you know that he is trustworthy.

It was a slow process. You trust a little, and a little more as they GAIN your trust. It is always a 2 way process.

Get a digital SLR camera (read all 2 entries…)
going down the film camera road

I have been using film cameras for the past year and am quite happy to continue doing so. Bought a film SLR but somehow it didn’t feel as right as my latest purchase of a rangefinder.

Giving up on this only because it is no longer what I want ;)

become a much, much better digital photographer (read all 5 entries…)
its about seeing

In the past year, my photography skills have improved. I have gotten into the habit of observing, looking, and taking the camera wherever I go.

I’m still a work in progress, but am quite happy with the photos I am taking now.

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