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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jolenebean's Life List

  1. 1. touch my toes
    1 entry
    193 people
  2. 2. be a mom
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    495 people
  3. 3. Sing more and not be so afraid to sing out
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    30 people
  4. 4. make a collage
    1 entry
    1,506 people
  5. 5. learn to embroider
    1 entry
    125 people
  6. 6. read one book a week
    1 entry
    182 people
  7. 7. learn to breakdance
    978 people
  8. 8. say yes more
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    153 people

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4 months
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How to manage my lactose intolerance
It took me
2 months
It made me
feel much better

How to get a college degree
It took me
9 years
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say yes more

This is also my new year’s resolution! 2008 was marked with lots of negativity for me, lots of saying no, no thanks, no. Well, enough of that!

read one book a week

I used to be able to read one book a day! The internet has ruined my attention span. I’ve already done one book this week, just have to pick my next one!

learn to embroider
Make good use of my needlecraft book!

I bought a book on needlecraft two years ago because it was on sale, but so far I’ve only managed to use the knitting and crochet sections of it. I also have all this embroidery thread lying around from my childhood days when I used to make friendship bracelets. Time to get my money’s worth!

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