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 34 things
 

meester_lowe's Life List

  1. 1. write a song
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    5,190 people
  2. 2. run a 10K
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,184 people
  3. 3. Get rid of stuff
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    156 people
  4. 4. Learn a martial art
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    1,573 people
  5. 5. Be an extra in a movie
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    1,544 people
  6. 6. buy a bespoke suit
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    18 people
  7. 7. Go to the gym in the morning
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    20 people
  8. 8. Get another degree
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    73 people
  9. 9. grow a fruit tree
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    10 people
  10. 10. own a Porsche
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    119 people
  11. 11. Learn to play the drums
    4 cheers
    2,027 people
  12. 12. design a house
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    165 people
  13. 13. revamp my wardrobe
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    265 people
  14. 14. live in Montréal
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    104 people
  15. 15. see a Toronto Maple Leafs home game in the Air Canada Centre
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    3 people
  16. 16. See a total solar eclipse
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    279 people
  17. 17. shave my head
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    929 people
  18. 18. deactivate landmines
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    1 person
  19. 19. stay in an ice hotel
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    121 people
  20. 20. pet a tiger
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    215 people
  21. 21. live by the ocean
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    667 people
  22. 22. Walk the Pennine Way
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    29 people
  23. 23. participate in a protest
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    341 people
  24. 24. Fly First Class
    1 entry
    1,264 people
  25. 25. drive across America
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    351 people
  26. 26. Become a qualified mountain leader
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    8 people
  27. 27. Read more books
    2 entries
    11,830 people
  28. 28. grow a bonsai tree
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    265 people
  29. 29. Learn to Salsa
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,401 people
  30. 30. Live in Italy for 1 year
    3 cheers
    62 people
  31. 31. fill up my passport
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    102 people
  32. 32. Visit the Arctic Circle
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    18 people
  33. 33. learn arabic
    7 entries . 16 cheers
    2,363 people
  34. 34. learn german
    5,472 people
Recent entries
own a convertible
Bending the rules somewhat

It’s stretching the boundaries to call it a convertible, as I always associate the term to mean cars with a folding canvas roof.

It may look like one, but my TVR is strictly speaking a targa, as it has two hard roof panels that lift off and are stored in the boot.

As cars go, it’s even more impractical than a true convertible, as you can’t really go anywhere with luggage when you have the roof down. However, it makes a glorious racket when you put the foot down – it may only be a three-litre V6 but it sounds like a V8. Sometimes when I’m driving it I think I’m going to need surgery to wipe the smile off my face!



have children (read all 2 entries…)
My little girl

My daughter, Harriet, was born last week. Here she is.

(Children is a plural. Can I tick this off if I’ve just had one child?)



get a work ethic (read all 3 entries…)
Untitled

Given that I’ve just been regraded (favourably) and have applied for a managerial job I think I can say that I’ve got my “work mojo” back.



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