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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lynnini's Life List

  1. 1. learn massage therapy
    1 cheer
    104 people
  2. 2. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
  3. 3. Be on Doctor Who
    1 cheer
    14 people
  4. 4. move abroad
    1 entry
    109 people
  5. 5. learn the charleston
    18 people
  6. 6. sing in a church choir
    6 people
  7. 7. Meet Benedict Cumberbatch
    1 entry
    7 people
  8. 8. write and produce a play
    10 people
  9. 9. lose 40 pounds
    1,907 people
  10. 10. love more
    1 entry
    568 people
  11. 11. learn about wine
    840 people
  12. 12. become a historian
    36 people
  13. 13. live in the UK
    84 people
  14. 14. work in a museum
    95 people
  15. 15. accept middle age gracefully
    3 people
  16. 16. accept that I am a renaissance soul
    1 entry
    1 person
  17. 17. become fluent in french
    1 entry
    1,664 people
  18. 18. be a better catholic
    140 people
  19. 19. go back to japan
    141 people
  20. 20. become a cinematographer
    10 people
  21. 21. travel to Africa
    521 people
  22. 22. learn to cook. Really cook.
    1,689 people
  23. 23. Become fluent in more than one language
    1,300 people
  24. 24. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  25. 25. read more good books
    88 people
  26. 26. design my own clothes
    4,224 people
  27. 27. excercise every day
    132 people
  28. 28. age gracefully
    355 people
  29. 29. Don't worry, be happy
    131 people
  30. 30. fill my passport
    209 people
  31. 31. eat out less
    298 people
  32. 32. visit Chile
    68 people
  33. 33. start a film production company
    130 people
  34. 34. Be debt free
    2,274 people
  35. 35. get into photography
    110 people
  36. 36. write a memoir of my family
    1 cheer
    3 people
  37. 37. learn more about my heritage
    215 people

How I did it
How to learn the thriller dance routine
It took me
1 day
It made me
Scary (mwahhaha)

How to learn french
It took me
2 years
It made me

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become fluent in french

I’ve always loved languages and culture, but never made that leap to becoming fluent in a second language. After studying a bit of multiple languages, I’ve returned to the first language that I started studying (ok, just basic words, but still) when I was little. Any advice for working up from high beginner/low intermediate towards fluency, particularly for folks who aren’t living in French-speaking environments? One idea that I have is to start a French-only blog (e.g.- Tumblr) to practice!

be happy being single
Big goal...’s not easy, but it’s time for me to accept that I may be single for a while—possibly forever—and to learn to be completely satisfied as I am.

accept that I am a renaissance soul

I’ve spent too much of my life trying to fit into the “one BIG passion” model—especially with regards to career and vocation. At this point in my life, I know that I am not defective—just different. While I may never thrive career-wise in the traditional sense of mastering a profession or trade, I am happy, because I’m true to who I am.

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