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 35 things

littleluckystar's Life List

  1. 1. explore religion and spirituality to find what's right for me
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    1 person
  2. 2. Lose 35 pounds
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    515 people
  3. 3. learn to meditate
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    1,849 people
  4. 4. inspire someone
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    1,620 people
  5. 5. identify 100 things that make my partner happy
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    105 people
  6. 6. Read all of Kurt Vonnegut's books
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    155 people
  7. 7. become fluent in japanese
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    492 people
  8. 8. eat blowfish
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    29 people
  9. 9. Learn to knit
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    3,823 people
  10. 10. watch afi's top 100 films
    2 entries
    18 people
  11. 11. learn proper etiquette
    1 entry
    21 people
  12. 12. make a smaller ecological footprint
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    992 people
  13. 13. get a film in sundance
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    1 person
  14. 14. start an art gallery
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    36 people
  15. 15. organize a peace march on washington
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  16. 16. make real friends
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    221 people
  17. 17. join the mile high club
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    922 people
  18. 18. learn to drive stick
    1 cheer
    262 people
  19. 19. mail a banana
    1 cheer
    146 people
  20. 20. learn to cook healthy meals
    2 cheers
    24 people
  21. 21. Send a message in a bottle
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    4,120 people
  22. 22. learn to walk in heels
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    332 people
  23. 23. get into a graduate design program
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. create a portfolio
    1 cheer
    103 people
  25. 25. visit Prince Edward Island
    1 cheer
    55 people
  26. 26. exercise 3+ times per week
    1 cheer
    46 people
  27. 27. sell something I created
    1 cheer
    9 people
  28. 28. go to a movie by myself
    60 people
  29. 29. move to tokyo
    20 people
  30. 30. Have my Tattoo Removed
    1 entry
    23 people
  31. 31. eliminate lactose and gluten from my diet
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2 people
  32. 32. travel to 100 countries
    1 cheer
    18 people
  33. 33. go to all 50 states
    2 entries
    286 people
  34. 34. brew my own GLUTEN FREE beer
    1 person
  35. 35. get over my fear of flying
    1 entry
    273 people

How I did it
How to learn to bake Gluten-Free
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to meet the Dalai Lama
It took me
4 days
It made me

Recent entries
eliminate lactose and gluten from my diet
gluten down, lactose... ehhhh...

i have successfully eliminated gluten from my diet over the past two years and have gotten to the point where it’s second nature and i no longer miss it. lactose i am having much more trouble with. i love cheese. i am not lactose intolerant, but i feel much healthier when i limit my dairy. my energy is much higher. i may just try to limit lactose and not remove it altogether.

get over my fear of flying
need to get over this...

as a kid and early teen, i flew a lot and had no issues. i was never scared until maybe age 13 or 14. i remember hearing about a plane crash (maybe twa 800?) and i began thinking what it must have been like on that plane, or any plane crash.

now i have mini panic attacks when i have to fly (which i hate, because i LOVE to travel), and am nervous for loved ones to fly. even though logically know that the chances of anything happening are sooo minute, and that air travel is safer than car travel, it still freaks me out.

i tend to be against the quick jump to meds that doctors seem to do these days, but i would definitely consider an anti-anxiety pill if it would help me calm down.

this spring i plan to look into it! good luck everyone.

Have my Tattoo Removed
doing it!

had my first treatment six weeks ago, going for the next tomorrow.

the laser hardly hurt (it’s a small tattoo on my ankle) and i can already see a slight difference!

just a few more treatments, then it should be faded enough for me to be done and satisfied.

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