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 41 things
 

myquagmire's Life List

  1. 1. fast for 40 days
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    43 people
  2. 2. ride a clydesdale
    1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 cheer
    21,500 people
  4. 4. dig a hole for no reason
    1 entry
    3 people
  5. 5. write a book
    1 entry
    31,382 people
  6. 6. sell all of my worldly possessions
    1 entry
    6 people
  7. 7. Take dancing lessons
    215 people
  8. 8. stand on the edge of an active volcano
    14 people
  9. 9. ride an ostrich
    132 people
  10. 10. sing TO someone
    1 cheer
    10 people
  11. 11. write a song
    1 cheer
    5,190 people
  12. 12. Learn to play the guitar
    2 cheers
    13,736 people
  13. 13. Not talk for a week
    2 cheers
    4 people
  14. 14. live off the land
    2 cheers
    122 people
  15. 15. Learn American Sign Language
    2 cheers
    612 people
  16. 16. deliver a baby
    60 people
  17. 17. learn Latin
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,009 people
  18. 18. chop down a large tree
    1 cheer
    2 people
  19. 19. backpack through Europe
    2 cheers
    5,131 people
  20. 20. See a Broadway show
    390 people
  21. 21. do stand up comedy
    255 people
  22. 22. Juggle 4 items
    9 people
  23. 23. never say never
    29 people
  24. 24. chase a rainbow
    37 people
  25. 25. run for public office
    221 people
  26. 26. get arrested
    103 people
  27. 27. Climb Mount Everest
    509 people
  28. 28. swim a mile
    80 people
  29. 29. not shave for 3 months
    1 person
  30. 30. create a new breed of dog
    2 people
  31. 31. grow a garden
    934 people
  32. 32. forage for a month
    1 person
  33. 33. Send a message in a bottle
    4,120 people
  34. 34. scuba dive
    2,504 people
  35. 35. run a 10K
    1,181 people
  36. 36. build a pond
    23 people
  37. 37. build my own house
    1,075 people
  38. 38. make a film
    907 people
  39. 39. Drive across the USA
    2,142 people
  40. 40. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  41. 41. Skydive
    11,428 people
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become blind
Twice

I’ve done this twice over the last year, not on my own effort. Fortunatly I’m still not blind. However it has greatly influenced how i live my life now for the better. Those who want to become blind don’t know what they are saying. I searched “blind” just to see if anyone was crazy enough to say they wanted to and sure enough there was.?.



dig a hole for no reason
Hole

I dug a good size hole a couple weeks ago to get out this old tree stump in my parents’ neighbors’ front lawn. I imagine, however, that digging one for no reason would be…well different. I’m thinking something like a circle with a 5’ radius.?.



write a book
Book

Really, who doesn’t dream of writing a book? Since I was in elementry school i’ve wanted to write a book. I hate reading most fictional books so I’d probably have a hard time doing that. I’m starting today and I’ll figer it out along the way.



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