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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Kristin's Life List

  1. 1. finish the green crib quilt (top only)
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 2. buy a kitchen aid mixer
    13 people
  3. 3. cook one new dish every week
    1 entry
    11 people
  4. 4. Have a baby
    6,202 people
  5. 5. save money
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    16,491 people
  6. 6. own a house with a window seat
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    9 people
  7. 7. get a job i love
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    929 people
  8. 8. be in love forever
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    80 people
  9. 9. Eat Soba noodles
    1 person
  10. 10. Visit Ireland
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    2,752 people
  11. 11. Write a cookbook
    292 people
  12. 12. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  13. 13. payoff my debt
    9 people
  14. 14. Meet Idina Menzel
    1 entry
    57 people
  15. 15. see a Broadway play
    247 people
  16. 16. take more pictures
    1 cheer
    15,312 people
  17. 17. own a motorcycle
    401 people

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write to my granny more often (read all 2 entries…)
I'm a slacker....

I haven’t written a letter since about a week and a half before Christmas. I’ve been so wiped out recently that the thought hasn’t crossed my mind. Next week I’ll get to it…. along with the 100’s of other things I have been putting off doing. sigh I need to sleep for a week…..

Read more books
Doing good so far...

I’ve been reading books from the library like a fool the past 3 months or so. I got a TON of books for my birthday and Christmas. I think once I finish all of my new books and the last of the library ones that I currently have that I will mark this one as done. I love to read, I just got out of the habit with the move to Japan and the adjusting to a new place. But I am back in read mode now! After the one I am on I am going to start on Gregory Maguire’s ‘A Lion Among Men’. It is the 3rd book in the Wicked series and I am SUPER excited about it!

learn to make sushi
Today is the day!

I went out in town yesterday and got all the stuff I need to make sushi. I even asked a guy at Universe, in my VERY broken Japanese, where something I needed was! Woo!! So after dance class this morning I am going to come home and try my hand at making sushi rice and then a few rolls! I hope it turns out, cause I am a sushi addict and making it myself is much cheaper than feeding the need at the pink sushi place out in town. :)

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