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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jesswa's Life List

  1. 1. live passionately
    1 cheer
    5,635 people
  2. 2. hit all the buttons in a crowded elevator
    212 people
  3. 3. dedicate more time to create art in general
    1 person
  4. 4. To live instead of exist
    1 cheer
    11,477 people
  5. 5. Take a motorcycle camping tour of US National Parks
    2 people
  6. 6. live in a foreign country
    2,435 people
  7. 7. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  8. 8. Ride my motorcycle across the USA
    4 people
  9. 9. Live in NYC
    754 people
  10. 10. Run a Marathon
    12,897 people
  11. 11. bungee jump
    1 cheer
    3,927 people
  12. 12. Learn to surf
    1 cheer
    8,132 people
  13. 13. learn spanish (again!)
    1 cheer
    44 people
  14. 14. improve my French
    1 cheer
    1,441 people
  15. 15. Design my own t-shirts
    1 cheer
    61 people
  16. 16. make awesome chili
    1 cheer
    4 people
  17. 17. Truly help someone
    11 people
  18. 18. Work for myself
    478 people
  19. 19. present at a conference
    46 people
  20. 20. Live in Austin
    27 people
  21. 21. be a better listener
    789 people
  22. 22. be a kid
    15 people
  23. 23. notice a girl noticing me notice her
    2 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Read more
    9,072 people
  25. 25. Ride on a motocross track
    1 person
  26. 26. Get a piece of art accepted into a gallery
    1 person
  27. 27. reconnect with old friends
    502 people
  28. 28. Take an improv class
    126 people
  29. 29. Take a class at Machine Project
    1 person
  30. 30. Fly an airplane
    280 people
  31. 31. Become closer with my family
    46 people
  32. 32. Win a boxing match
    11 people
  33. 33. Win a Poker Tournament
    210 people
  34. 34. Get a dog
    3,997 people
  35. 35. Tour with a band
    93 people
  36. 36. Build a bicycle
    69 people
  37. 37. Build a motorcycle
    102 people
  38. 38. Get a firearm license
    2 people
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Buy a motorcycle
Do it and don't turn back

Got my bike a few months ago and love it. It’s something I’ve wanted to have since I was 13 and the feeling of freedom while riding is awesome. Just be careful though – you’re not going to want to ride in cars anymore after getting a motorcycle!

start running again
so it begins

I finally got my new pair of running sneakers in the mail yesterday. Now I don’t have an excuse not to run – it’s not like it gets cold or rains in Los Angeles!

Drive across the USA
Posted in another goal...

Down the east coast…

We made it!

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