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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I'm doing 37 things

kdubs7277's Life List

  1. 1. positively effect the world
    1 cheer
    2 people
  2. 2. give someone the world
    1 person
  3. 3. Do Something Nice For Myself Every Week
    7 people
  4. 4. Succeed...or fail...but try without fear
    8 people
  5. 5. leave my city once a month, leave my country once a year
    608 people
  6. 6. make a point of pursuing activities that are associated with the region where I live, that I might not be able to pursue elsewhere
    6 people
  7. 7. Travel round the world. Someday, I hope to spend 2 years of my life just travelling round the world. I want to see all 7 wonders of the world.
    11 people
  8. 8. make this year count
    1 cheer
    11 people
  9. 9. become better at small-talk
    2,007 people
  10. 10. stop looking to others for reassurance of my decisions
    91 people
  11. 11. marry the love of my life
    1 cheer
    955 people
  12. 12. bungee jump
    3,927 people
  13. 13. Travel to Alaska
    160 people
  14. 14. live now rather than always looking forward
    156 people
  15. 15. compete in triathlons
    6 people
  16. 16. find happiness in every single day
    3 people
  17. 17. get rid of my freckles
    1 entry
    75 people
  18. 18. to create something beautiful
    2 people
  19. 19. become more flexible
    564 people
  20. 20. backpack through Europe
    1 cheer
    5,131 people
  21. 21. learn a second language, fluently
    1 cheer
    100 people
  22. 22. surprise everyone i know
    1 person
  23. 23. travel more
    3,256 people
  24. 24. watch less tv, and read more books like i used to
    1 person
  25. 25. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  26. 26. conquer my fears
    174 people
  27. 27. Learn a different language every year and visit that country at the end of the year
    1 person
  28. 28. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  29. 29. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    1 cheer
    2,671 people
  30. 30. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  31. 31. play on a playground without inhibitions
    1 person
  32. 32. go skinny dipping and go to a nude beach
    1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. go to more concerts
    1 entry
    2,547 people
  34. 34. regain time management
    1 person
  35. 35. tell everyone close to me how important they are in my life
    1 person
  36. 36. learn from my mistakes
    1 cheer
    382 people
  37. 37. Go to Yosemite
    73 people

How I did it
How to be healthy and happy
It took me
3 years
It made me
feel great!

How to learn how to cook
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

Recent entries
get rid of my freckles

when i was little i attempted to get rid of them and didn’t have any luck, and now a decade later i’m so grateful to have my freckles, they stand out and make me different than most people around me! i love my freckles and love that they make me just a little different

go to more concerts

in the past 6 months i’ve seen alice in chains twice, pearl jam, stp, cage the elephant, the pixies and sister hazel…

i think i’m doing pretty well here

have conversations late into the night with fascinating people

I’ll be a junior in college this upcoming fall. And the people I’ve met at school- the best friends I’ve made there know me better than anyone else, and vice versa- precisely because of all of our late night conversations. I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything!

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