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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micaela23's Life List

  1. 1. work because I like to, not because I have to
    2 entries
    3,457 people
  2. 2. Improve my social skills
    224 people
  3. 3. travel the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,175 people
  4. 4. Fall in love
    1 entry
    27,212 people
  5. 5. get better friends
    1 entry
    57 people
  6. 6. Be less shy
    3,035 people
  7. 7. be more confident
    11,598 people
  8. 8. meet new people
    4,420 people
  9. 9. go out more
    657 people
  10. 10. have clear skin
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,240 people
  11. 11. be happy with my body
    679 people
  12. 12. sleep better
    808 people
  13. 13. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  14. 14. Skydive
    11,428 people
  15. 15. bungee jump
    3,927 people
  16. 16. learn guitar
    1 entry
    3,694 people
  17. 17. drink more water
    20,173 people
  18. 18. find out what my blood type is
    1,314 people
  19. 19. Keep up with current affairs
    13 people
  20. 20. do volunteer work
    607 people
  21. 21. have more adventures
    168 people
  22. 22. win the lottery
    4,027 people
  23. 23. buy an apartment
    2 entries
    306 people
  24. 24. Get married....and STAY married
    500 people
  25. 25. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  26. 26. Have Kids
    3,559 people
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work because I like to, not because I have to (read all 2 entries…)

I lasted 2 years and 9 months at that place.
Things never got any better, and not surprisingly the staff turnover was unbelievable.
I’ve made drastic changes to my life and am about to start a new job in a similar role which looks very promising.
I might be able to check this one off soon!

buy an apartment (read all 2 entries…)

On hold, you’re only young once!
Travel and life experience now has higher priority – they’re not so easy with a mortgage to hold down.

Move away and start over (read all 2 entries…)

I had typed out paragraphs into a “how I did it” entry only to lose it all on hitting backspace, which worked on the browser page instead of input text :(
So the short(er) version:

20 months later and i’m now on the other side of the world after some travel en route. Came across an email and decided I must come back to check this off! It’s only a few weeks in but things are going well – I have a decent place to live, secured an amazing job and am meeting new people. I feel being out there alone in unfamiliar territory has definitely helped me on the way to achieving goals around personality and social skills too.

All that’s needed to make this happen is a decision, and to not let minor things put you off. If it doesn’t work out, you go back with new experiences and a pretty interesting story.
Having a decent amount of savings is advisable, then all you need is Google! If you’d like to know more detail on the how, don’t hesitate to contact me!

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