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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karolann's Life List

  1. 1. lose weight
    1 cheer
    42,100 people
  2. 2. appreciate what I have
    774 people
  3. 3. work because I want to, not because I have to
    331 people
  4. 4. take voice lessons
    771 people
  5. 5. stop worrying so much
    707 people
  6. 6. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    1 cheer
    1,095 people
  7. 7. volunteer more
    1,285 people
  8. 8. record a song (just one!)
    36 people
  9. 9. stop living from paycheck to paycheck
    1 cheer
    110 people
  10. 10. find a church that I love
    2 cheers
    9 people
  11. 11. declutter my life
    579 people
  12. 12. visit new york city
    931 people
  13. 13. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  14. 14. Take a road trip across the USA
    295 people
  15. 15. Be able to cry when I need to
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  16. 16. be less lazy
    474 people
  17. 17. Declutter my home for 30 minutes every day
    6 people
  18. 18. Make new friends
    13,751 people
  19. 19. make more friends
    5,510 people
  20. 20. put all of my pictures in scrapbooks
    8 people
  21. 21. Discover secret coves of wholesome fun in Seattle.
    87 people
  22. 22. Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
    2,325 people
  23. 23. be swept off my feet
    159 people
  24. 24. get up on time
    391 people
  25. 25. manage my time better
    1,491 people
  26. 26. stop watching television
    71 people
  27. 27. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    1 cheer
    2,044 people
  28. 28. go on a cruise
    1 cheer
    4,761 people
  29. 29. visit all seven continents at least once
    1 cheer
    109 people
  30. 30. Save money
    16,491 people
  31. 31. have a secret adventure that I can remember when I'm old
    2 cheers
    62 people
  32. 32. get in better shape
    928 people
  33. 33. go to Hawaii
    1,944 people
  34. 34. go on a Mediterranean cruise
    57 people
  35. 35. read all the books I own
    1,275 people
  36. 36. Go back to Europe
    215 people
  37. 37. be important to someone
    38 people
  38. 38. take more risks
    1,079 people
  39. 39. Fall in love
    27,212 people
  40. 40. lose 15 pounds
    3,472 people
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Send out Christmas cards in 2005
I did it

Well, almost….got them out the first week in Jan 06.

Be able to cry when I need to
Crying freely

I grew up “stifling” tears. Being told that there wasn’t time, it wasn’t appropriate, be a big girl. I know that it’s a great stress relief, but can’t do it, even when I really need to. I feel like I’m going to explode sometimes.


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