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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Julie's Life List

  1. 1. get my own place
    29 cheers
    894 people
  2. 2. buy a1970's automatic classic VW Bug (preferably lime green)
    30 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. become the healthier, sexier, more confident version of me.
    51 cheers
    4 people
  4. 4. live the carpe diem life style
    61 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. see prairie home companion live
    9 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. see a shakespearen play @ the globe theater
    57 cheers
    6 people
  7. 7. restore, paint, and use my desk, cafe chairs, and the towel rack
    6 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. sleep under the stars, just me a sleeping bag in an open field... perfection
    58 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. read over 100 books in a year
    1 entry . 52 cheers
    3 people
  10. 10. go on a road trip with a few close friends
    36 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. fill every journal and sketchbook i own
    37 cheers
    5 people
  12. 12. be more organized
    22 cheers
    3,538 people
  13. 13. travel the world!!!
    3 entries . 45 cheers
    21,175 people
  14. 14. overcome social anxiety
    2 entries . 65 cheers
    97 people
  15. 15. watch the sunrise in italy
    45 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. speak french and spanish and italian fluently
    14 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. find a message in a bottle
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    246 people
  18. 18. work at Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore
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    1 person
  19. 19. live abroad (paris i hope)
    22 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. become a little less innocent, in other words: go out and enjoy myself and stop being concerned on what may happen, what my parents would think, or anything else, just live a little and have some fun!
    35 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. i want my brother to be cured of autism
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    4 people
  22. 22. learn to play chess
    18 cheers
    319 people
  23. 23. learn to play acoustic guitar
    16 cheers
    357 people
  24. 24. learn to sing
    7 cheers
    2,894 people
  25. 25. after achieving the previous two goals, preform at an open mic night
    5 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. go camping, in a tent, in the woods, every year for the rest of my life
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    2 people
  27. 27. become more tolerant of others
    22 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. never be generic
    17 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. get a tattoo
    9 cheers
    21,913 people
  30. 30. make everyday just a little better then the last
    13 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. always carry a sharpie with me and make it a point to scrawl out inspiring and well-intentioned graffiti on the walls of public bathroom stalls
    10 cheers
    50 people
  32. 32. take culinary classes
    20 cheers
    30 people
  33. 33.
    6 cheers
    3 people
  34. 34. find something (or someone) to believe in
    19 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. i was thinking...
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. study world religions
    18 cheers
    20 people
  37. 37. make friends and keep them
    12 cheers
    19 people
  38. 38. buy a old car and paint my favorite quotes and things all over it
    25 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. stick with what i start
    17 cheers
    4 people
  40. 40. show up at the airport with a bag and a passport and take the first flight available
    13 cheers
    149 people
  41. 41. Move To London England
    3 cheers
    13 people
  42. 42. Take myself out to lunch, dinner, or coffee once a week
    3 cheers
    1 person
  43. 43. get back into photography
    1 cheer
    129 people

How I did it
How to get a job
It took me
4 months
It made me
Happy! Duh!

How to be okay with public affection, whether it be with family, friend, or otherwise
It made me

How to go to san fran this january
It made me

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find a pen pal (read all 3 entries…)
Still Searching!

Hi there! So far I havnt had so much luck on finding snail mail pen-pals that last! If you are interested please keep reading!
My name is Julie, I am 21 years old, I live in New York USA. Some things about me;
I am a massive reader, big fan of Jonathan S Foer, David Sedaris, Jane Austen, and most recently Augusten Burroughs, I also enjoy poetry; Poe, Neruda, and Plath are my favorites.
I have a major passion for food and plan on heading to Culinary School as soon as I sort out my Liberal Arts Degree.
I am a Whovian (aka I am obsessed with Doctor Who- my favorite Doctors are the 9th 10th and 11th all for very different reasons!)
I love all music (except Techno- just cant get a hold of that) especially Cole Porter, Pomplamoose, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan.
I love to travel, so far I have been to California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Cuzco and Arequipa Peru, various areas of France, and London England… I am saving to go back to London- the only place I felt at home!
Now that have an idea about me, what do you say to a snail mail pen pal relationship? I dont care where you live (I would generally would like to meet others outside of my country but again it would not bother me otherwise), between the ages of 18 and 30, male or female dose not make a difference. Please email me on this site if you are interested! Hope to hear from you soon!

find a pen pal (read all 3 entries…)

i really enjoy having snail mail pen pals, refreshing in this ultra tech world of ours

find a pen pal (read all 3 entries…)
anyone up for some snail mail?

Hey there all! I am looking for a snail mail pen pal, don’t get me wrong, email is okay but I much rather getting real mail. But anyway my name is Julie, I am twenty years old, and currently going to college for English. I used to have lots of pen pals but have lost touch over the years after moving to a new home, since then i have tried to regain contact but haven’t had much luck, I miss having pen pals so much so I am reaching out into the void in hopes of finding another. If anyone is interested please let me know either by comment or drop me a note here on 43things. Thanks and hope to hear from someone soon! :)

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