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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juling's Life List

  1. 1. learn to drive
    6,739 people
  2. 2. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  3. 3. be confident in a bathing suit
    1 cheer
    74 people
  4. 4. get fit
    1 cheer
    3,666 people
  5. 5. climb a mountain
    1 cheer
    2,133 people
  6. 6. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  7. 7. find a career
    298 people
  8. 8. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,198 people
  9. 9. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  10. 10. go camping
    2,916 people
  11. 11. live simply
    2 cheers
    3,222 people
  12. 12. increase my flexibility
    299 people
  13. 13. clean my room
    2,793 people
  14. 14. See a total solar eclipse
    279 people
  15. 15. take better care of my skin
    533 people
  16. 16. Learn to cook
    1 entry
    10,169 people
  17. 17. climb a tree
    287 people
  18. 18. whiten my teeth
    2,112 people
  19. 19. get a master's degree in library science
    1 entry
    92 people
  20. 20. take a self defense class
    238 people
  21. 21. cure my insomnia
    1 cheer
    181 people
  22. 22. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    1 cheer
    1,095 people
  23. 23. surround myself with positive people
    92 people
  24. 24. spend more time with my family
    1,054 people
  25. 25. clean out the clutter
    141 people
  26. 26. grow my own vegetables
    1,588 people

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How to scuba dive
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Go on a safari

I went to Tanzania on a week-long safari to the Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. The landscapes were amazingly beautiful and we came very close to the animals. Our group saw elephants, monkeys, various birds, lions, hyena, hippos, giraffes, zebra, wildebeast, and a rhino. I am a big elephant lover, so I went googly eyed over the elephants. I almost cried when I went to Ngorongoro Crater. It was the most beautiful place, I’ve ever seen with the sweeping grassland, roaming animals, and walls of the crater surrounding the area.

fly in a hot air balloon
Ballooning Over Egypt

Hot air balloons always fascinated me. I got the chance to go on a relatively inexpensive ride over the Valley of the Kings while traveling in Egypt. I did some research and read online that it wasn’t worth it. The review said, you can’t see anything and it’s a waste of money.

My experience was completely the opposite! I saw the Nile surrounded by mist, the Valley of the Kings, the beautiful fields of Egypt, Egyptian architecture from above, and the sunrise. Egyptians waved to us from the ground and we waved back. I will never forget the experience. It was so worth it.

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Breezy with a Tune in my Head

After many other scattered attempts when traveling, I just found my balance on an old bike that I tried to learn on 10 years ago or so. I found the courage to do laps around a local park loop. It was wonderful with the breeze and the Pokemon bike tune in my head. I was so excited.

It’s hard for people to understand, since most people learned to ride as a kid. People are surprised when I tell them I can’t bike. Not anymore :) I might be shaky on start up don’t have great confidence on the thing, but I can ride a bike!

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