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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jloirsdaan's Life List

  1. 1. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  2. 2. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  3. 3. ride in a gondola
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    49 people
  4. 4. go cliff diving
    1 cheer
    94 people
  5. 5. chart my family tree
    1 cheer
    28 people
  6. 6. go snorkeling
    252 people
  7. 7. visit every continent
    1,935 people
  8. 8. hike the appalachian trail
    1 entry
    2,111 people
  9. 9. get another tattoo
    1 entry
    3,406 people
  10. 10. get and STAY in shape
    1 entry
    41 people
  11. 11. Swim the Mariana's Trench
    1 person
  12. 12. Go to a drive-in
    17 people
  13. 13. see the seven wonders of the world
    551 people
  14. 14. elect a woman as president
    72 people
  15. 15. get a passport
    1,666 people
  16. 16. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  17. 17. save a million dollars
    61 people
  18. 18. build my dream house
    904 people
  19. 19. Read the Bible
    3,775 people
  20. 20. scuba dive
    1 entry
    2,504 people
  21. 21. Have 43 goals
    66 people
  22. 22. Climb Mt. McKinley
    40 people
  23. 23. get kids into college
    1 person
  24. 24. run with the bulls in Pamplona
    360 people
  25. 25. be a teacher
    1 cheer
    679 people
  26. 26. Own my own business
    1,694 people
  27. 27. Become fluent in French and Spanish
    27 people
Recent entries
get and STAY in shape
Up and down as always

I’ve always been relatively small. But I had my son and ballooned. (My opinion) I went from being about a 2 to a 12. Well since then I’ve had my daughter (back to a 12 after), husband to Iraq (size 6), husband home (same), and husband back to Iraq (4). Now he’s out of the Army and we’ve moved back to South Carolina where I grew up. And I’m somewhere in between a 4 and 6. I know some people hate that I’m the size I am. My mom thinks I’m too small at times. I’ve always had issues with my weight. But now I don’t care what size I am or what I weigh as long as I am proportionate and tight. That’s what I’m trying to work on right now.

get another tattoo
I have so many ideas.

I’ve got tons of drawings for tattoos that I want. Now I just have to save up the money and decide where I want the different ones. And which one I want to get first.

bungee jump
I did it!

I can now say that I’ve done it. We went to the beach and I did it while we were there. Kids and hubby watching from the ground. It was fun and I can say that I’d do it again, but not worth paying that much when I can jump out of planes for cheaper. And not as much of a rush as skydiving. Not for me anyway.

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