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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laryne's Life List

  1. 1. learn and use as much british slang as possible
    1 cheer
    45 people
  2. 2. Learn C plus plus
    63 people
  3. 3. make at least one person smile everyday
    1 cheer
    52 people
  4. 4. Walk the penine way
    1 entry
    3 people
  5. 5. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  6. 6. Find the perfect shade of red lipstick
    29 people
  7. 7. not miss any more classes
    2 people
  8. 8. whiten my teeth
    2,112 people
  9. 9. Get filled with gumption
    1 person
  10. 10. build a boat
    183 people
  11. 11. Buy a sewing machine and learn to sew
    36 people
  12. 12. volunteer for a charity
    78 people
  13. 13. send postcards to people who don't expect them
    86 people
  14. 14. Read the newspaper daily
    114 people
  15. 15. Start a journal
    278 people
  16. 16. become a wine connoisseur
    214 people
  17. 17. buy expensive underwear
    4 people
  18. 18. Learn to play the guitar guitar properly and get lessons
    41 people
  19. 19. travel to Africa and join in the fight against AIDS
    8 people
  20. 20. go to church more
    360 people
  21. 21. learn to sail
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    2,281 people
  22. 22. have my own library in my house
    86 people
  23. 23. be financially independent
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    1,661 people
  24. 24. actually study when i say im going to study
    98 people
  25. 25. become a millionare
    181 people
  26. 26. start running again
    496 people
  27. 27. graduate from college in four years
    5 people
  28. 28. Pass physics
    16 people
  29. 29. Be a good engineer
    39 people
  30. 30. Get into Oxford University
    110 people
  31. 31. write a book... a good book that people will want to read
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    256 people
  32. 32. be less sarcastic
    156 people
  33. 33. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,414 people
  34. 34. Send a message in a bottle and get a reply!
    31 people
  35. 35. get an A in multivariate calculus
    2 people
  36. 36. own something from Tiffany's
    1 cheer
    17 people
  37. 37. be in a Harry Potter movie
    51 people
  38. 38. read the classics
    716 people
  39. 39. adopt a Scottish Terrier
    2 people
  40. 40. pay off my car
    513 people
  41. 41. Learn how to paint with oil paints
    102 people
  42. 42. be a dietary vegan for a month.
    1 person
  43. 43. live in england
    511 people
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Walk the penine way

I went part of the way as well. I got the patch even though I didn’t do the real thing. Now I’m thinking maybe I should.

Buy a kayak
important to know.

Just make sure you have somewhere to keep your kayak. Don’t buy a 12 foot recreational kayak and then end up, like me, in a stupid appartment where you room is 9 by 11 feet and there’s nowhere to keep your kayak even if you wanted to bring up to school, but you’re not sure when you would use it because it’s always freezing here. Just, you know, a heads up.


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