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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call/thank my parents
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because i should.
and i haven’t said it enough.



spend more time with her
her

because we started out only being able to see each other once a month.
because we have overcome so much.
because i know that we will have to face harder challenges.
because i know we’ll be fine.
because we’ll be “us”.



find faith
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i dunno.

i can’t help but feel like i really disappointed my folks in that i don’t go to church regularly. even though i feel better after going to church, more often than not, i prefer to just think about how much God blessed me quietly, by myself or with a drink, over a pretty scene.

i like the solitude over being surrounded by the masses, i guess… no pun intended.



Learn to play the piano
dyslexic and all thumbs

i am maybe one of the most uncoordinated people you may (n)ever meet!

i can play the guitar, and do it fairly well. i just wish i had stuck with the piano like my mother insisted when i was much younger so it would almost feel natural.



go back to Australia
old enough now.

okay, okay.

apparently, i’ve been here, there, a bit of everywhere. i’ve met him, her, it, and shook their hand. you might even say that i’ve got the t-shirt.

except… i was too young to remember anything more than images, really. i don’t remember the smells, the feel of the things, the wildlife.

but i will…



know my limits
in... whatever.

it is what it is. sports, boozing, anything.

i was once told “never believe your own hype”. you can lie to other people all you want, but i guess in the end, you really should just be true to yourself. work on shortcomings instead of hiding them.

how preachy!



run faster
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never really great at it, but i just feel like i’ve really let myself slip at running the past year and change.



visit every baseball park in america
great pastime

okay, so i’ve only gone to a few. yankee stadium, shea, veterans, angels, kansas city (whatever that’s called) and camden yards. i love walking around the ballparks.

it’s funny to watch the little differences between them. for example, at angels stadium, i waited 4 innings for a hot dog vendor before realizing that there weren’t any. there was chinese food and fruit salad vendors, though!

could you imagine going to the bronx or shea and ordering a “fruit cup”?



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