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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misplacedIowan's Life List

  1. 1. Travel the World
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    21,175 people
  2. 2. Be comfortable in my body
    1 cheer
    22 people
  3. 3. Be in love
    806 people
  4. 4. Be healthy
    2,408 people
  5. 5. Run a half marathon
    2,491 people
  6. 6. Sing in front of a crowd
    293 people
  7. 7. Make Love
    1,311 people
  8. 8. Own a house
    2,283 people
  9. 9. Have the best birthday ever
    16 people
  10. 10. see the northern lights
    1 entry
    19,115 people
  11. 11. Go on a cruise
    4,761 people
  12. 12. Shave my head
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    929 people
  13. 13. Own a horse
    764 people
  14. 14. Trust people enough to be myself
    1 person
  15. 15. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  16. 16. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  17. 17. Exercise 4 times a week
    1 entry
    191 people
  18. 18. Be a better friend
    1 entry
    6,275 people
  19. 19. make people's travel dreams possible with world ventures.
    1 person
  20. 20. have an orgasm
    271 people

How I did it
How to help elect the first African American President
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Be a better friend
I know I'm selfish

It’s one of my worst character flaws. I wouldn’t consider myself to be a very good friend. I’m always thinking about myself and feel like I could honestly tell people I don’t care about them. This is one reason why I don’t make many new friends. (The other reasons are another whole issue)
If I have more friends then I have to care about them and make room for them in my life, which leaves less room for me. I’m sure this sounds horrible to those reading it, but for whatever reason it’s seems easier for me not to have friends because then I’d have to get to know them and allow them to get to know me.

I have issues.

Exercise 4 times a week!

I have a free gym membership through my school district and I just need to commit to use it more often. I’ll go for a while using it daily and then something will come up and I won’t go… so, maybe with my new bike and the gym membership I’ll get my act in gear.

Help elect the first African American President
Obama For President

I consider myself to be an independent voter but as it looks now I’m giving my full support to Obama. I understand that some believe he’s “lacking” in experience but that’s honestly part of the draw for a lot of people. He’s not seen as a “Washington Insider”. It amazes me how many advisers and such that a president has, with all the top minds in the country advising you will the fact that a person’s experience in government isn’t as long as the person they’re running against make a big difference? IDK. I just know this country needs some change.

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