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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kitebird's Life List

  1. 1. travel the world
    21,175 people
  2. 2. Make love.
    1,311 people
  3. 3. spend more time with my friends
    268 people
  4. 4. make breakfast for someone i love
    2 people
  5. 5. Become a librarian
    2 entries
    299 people
  6. 6. exercise more often
    428 people
  7. 7. get a job
    12,585 people
  8. 8. Live in the present
    402 people
  9. 9. Learn Mandarin Chinese
    312 people
  10. 10. Learn Self Defense
    325 people
  11. 11. overcome anxiety
    1 cheer
    729 people
  12. 12. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  13. 13. Go back to San Francisco
    44 people
  14. 14. visit the east coast
    40 people
  15. 15. Improve my French
    1,441 people
  16. 16. Read more books
    11,828 people
  17. 17. publish a book
    2,597 people
  18. 18. tell him how I feel
    1 entry
    239 people
  19. 19. knit a sweater
    620 people
  20. 20. watch airplanes take off from the airport with someone I love
    4 people
  21. 21. write songs
    661 people
  22. 22. forgive my past
    19 people
  23. 23. forgive myself
    738 people
  24. 24. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  25. 25. finish my MLIS
    10 people
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Become a librarian (read all 2 entries…)

libaray school gets tough. but i know i’m on my way. recently, i met a wonderful librarian who told me “it’s the difficult things that make us better.” it is important to remember that one day i will look back on this with fondness.

Become a librarian (read all 2 entries…)
grad school ponderings

i’ve recently graduated with my BA in english – and would love to go to grad school for library science. after i work for a bit, that is.
i can’t wait until that day comes…

tell him how I feel

i’ve got to do this the next time i see him.
when will that be? i’m not sure.
i try to gather up courage every time i think of this.


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