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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jlarkin's Life List

  1. 1. write a novel
    1 entry
    11,515 people
  2. 2. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  3. 3. get organized
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    6,534 people
  4. 4. stop being late
    1 entry
    315 people
  5. 5. exercise regularly
    10,853 people
  6. 6. have better posture
    7,978 people
  7. 7. drink more water
    20,173 people
  8. 8. travel to England, again
    4 people
  9. 9. Climb the seven-story mountain
    1 person
  10. 10. have well-kept hands and nails
    1 person
  11. 11. put a hot dinner on the table
    1 person
  12. 12. get up on time
    391 people
  13. 13. learn to fly fish
    122 people
  14. 14. grow a vegetable garden
    410 people
  15. 15. go to upstate New York
    3 people
  16. 16. meet Adrien Brody
    6 people
  17. 17. homeschool my children
    89 people
  18. 18. Have children
    1 entry
    4,513 people
  19. 19. skydive
    11,428 people
  20. 20. Travel eastern Europe
    1 cheer
    13 people
  21. 21. have an audience with the pope
    4 people
  22. 22. take more pictures
    15,312 people
  23. 23. learn polish
    494 people
  24. 24. see the northern lights
    1 entry
    19,115 people
  25. 25. become a master knitter
    60 people
  26. 26. finish writing all the thank you notes for my wedding in three months
    1 person
  27. 27. paint the interior of my new house
    1 person
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write a novel

I’ve always believed that I would do this someday. I’ve wanted to be a novelist ever since I can remember. Now that I’m 34 and married with a baby on the way, I find my interest waning. Which is why I have to do it now! So I bought a novel-writing workbook, and I’m developing an idea based on a family story that has fascinated me since I was very young. This is the one dream that I have to make happen.

see the northern lights

I’ve lived in Minnesota 9 years, and I’ve never seen them! You can’t see them in the Cities, where I live, and I’ve never been far enough north at the right time. But my husband is from Duluth, so I anticipate many years of “up north” trips and many more opportunities to correct the situation!

have children

I’m pregnant!

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