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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  1. 1. be vegan
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    192 people
  2. 2. Speak French fluently
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    2,308 people
  3. 3. visit california
    431 people
  4. 4. explore an abandoned building
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  5. 5. learn to read tarot cards
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  6. 6. make a zine
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  7. 7. do yoga
    2,361 people
  8. 8. Teach a yoga class
    7 people
  9. 9. have a garden
    883 people
  10. 10. learn to belly dance
    2,353 people
  11. 11. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
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  12. 12. update my wardrobe
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  13. 13. audition for a play
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  14. 14. be in a magazine
    53 people
  15. 15. meet darren criss
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  16. 16. write a book
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  17. 17. find a religion that suits me
    262 people
  18. 18. do more with my hair
    33 people
  19. 19. learn guitar
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  20. 20. be more productive
    827 people
  21. 21. be fluent in german
    259 people
  22. 22. Go to a rave
    547 people
  23. 23. get my license
    1,432 people
  24. 24. follow a band on tour
    42 people
  25. 25. fall in love with someone who loves me as much as i love them
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  26. 26. join a band
    536 people
  27. 27. meet u2
    22 people
  28. 28. learn to sew
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    4,064 people
  29. 29. be in a musical
    252 people
  30. 30. try every drink on the starbucks menu
    3 people

How I did it
How to graduate high school early
It took me
3 years
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How to take a dance class
It took me
1 month
It made me

How to see Cobra Starship live
It took me
2 years
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Recent entries
go to prom

My prom was fun… But it wasn’t exactly the “night of magic” that people make it out to be. I think that was made up by companies so you’ll buy $200 dresses and rent expensive limousines for one night. :P

Anyway. I bought my dress at a thrift store for $35. I personally don’t think you should pay a ton of money for something you’re going to wear once, but I’m not judging people who go all out with it! Unfortunately…. a week before the prom, my dog got into my closet and tore my dress up. I was panicking quite a bit, but about three days beforehand, one of my mom’s friends told me she was trying to get rid of her daughter’s old formal dresses. So I got two prom dresses in my size, for free. Sweet. My dress was pretty too – the only thing I regret is that it was long and made of velvet, so it got pretty hot when I was dancing.

On the day of the prom, I got my hair and nails done around noon. Then… joy of joys! Around 3:00, there was a big tornado! It knocked our power out and damaged a lot of houses. Needless to say, that was pretty stressful. But once I stepped outside and saw the damage, I felt pretty guilty that I was worried about my prom. Finally, my mom made me go in the end. A friend and I went to this Italian restaurant before hand, before showing up at the hotel it was at – we were the first ones there.

The actual prom was fun, but I’d say it wasn’t that much different from a regular dance with people dressed up really fancy, and a lot of punch and little snacks, plus someone following you around with a camera. A lot of mingling, a lot of sweaty dancing, a lot of grind trains. The expected people were prom queen/king and prince/princess, and fortunately there was no drama.

For those who haven’t gone to their prom yet, I’d suggest this – don’t set your expectations super high, but just go and relax and have a good time! If it doesn’t go perfectly, who cares? Just make the most of it, and have fun.

get a job

I’m 16 and I got my first job. :D I start on Tuesday. I’m a peer educator for Planned Parenthood, and I work for two hours a week for ten weeks. :)

see MUSE in concert

I saw them opening for U2 back in October. I’m a HUGE U2 fan so of course I was more excited for them, but I love Muse too. They were fantastic! :) Even though I was one of the only people in my section getting into it. haha

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