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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nameisnotmichael's Life List

  1. 1. inspire and be inspired
    1 cheer
    278 people
  2. 2. NEVER apologize for who I am!
    203 people
  3. 3. talk less
    2 entries
    200 people
  4. 4. stop caring about what other people think
    191 people
  5. 5. help start a revolution
    1 cheer
    3 people
  6. 6. make my own clothes
    2,307 people
  7. 7. make real friends that share my interests
    258 people
  8. 8. Learn Japanese
    10,794 people
  9. 9. learn to play the trumpet
    194 people
  10. 10. learn spanish
    18,259 people
  11. 11. Learn tagalog
    518 people
  12. 12. learn russian
    2,818 people
  13. 13. learn french
    12,884 people
  14. 14. start a band
    1 entry
    1,992 people
  15. 15. get a job
    12,585 people
  16. 16. become a "regular" somewhere
    112 people
  17. 17. learn stenography
    115 people
  18. 18. read as many books as i can this summer
    2 people
  19. 19. destroy myspace
    1 entry
    49 people
  20. 20. Make a movie
    3,127 people
  21. 21. learn to play the piano
    8,219 people
  22. 22. survive my freshman year in high school
    1 entry
    10 people
  23. 23. drink more water
    20,173 people
  24. 24. draw more
    2,339 people
  25. 25. go to a World/Inferno Friendship Society show
    1 person
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destroy myspace

The other day someone in my spanish class said aloud,

“You know you’re addicted to myspace when you put ‘’ where your name is supposed to be…” And the class erupted with laughter. Some kids even said they’d done the same thing!

I sunk into my seat praying for the class to end.
Can we please destroy myspace sometime soon?

Study more

Definitely worth doing.

My world history class is PAINFUL it’s so terrible! Fortunately, I decided to study up on the subject on my own and found it to be pretty damn interesting.

My bio class is also pretty painful, but only because there’s so much to learn! Studying more has definitely helped me here, unfortunately it only served to raise my grade and not my interest in the subject. :P Oh wells, can’t win ‘em all…

But still, studying is definitely worth it.

start a band

I suppose this could tie in with my “start a revolution” to-do.

I want to be in a band...

... that stands for something important.
... whose music can’t be classified.
... that’ll make people think.
... with up to a dozen people in it that play all different kinds of instruments and come from all different kinds of backgrounds.
... with people who aren’t in it for the money.
... that won’t have a myspace.

Hm Hm. Perhaps I’m getting a little carried away.

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