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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noksi's Life List

  1. 1. learn nahuatl
    25 people
  2. 2. dance
    2,574 people
  3. 3. make peace with the past
    55 people
  4. 4. go to grad school
    1,014 people
  5. 5. overcome my fear of public speaking
    270 people
  6. 6. make a documentary
    608 people
  7. 7. feel comfortable in my own skin
    161 people
  8. 8. learn to ride a horse
    1 entry
    705 people
  9. 9. be honest
    663 people
  10. 10. start a native plant nursery
    1 person
  11. 11. start a business
    2,524 people
  12. 12. write a book
    31,381 people
  13. 13. get published
    2,193 people
  14. 14. learn about native plants
    2 people
  15. 15. get a six pack
    3,030 people
  16. 16. speak spanish fluently
    2,363 people
  17. 17. learn acupuncture
    1 entry
    19 people
  18. 18. heal my scars
    1 entry
    8 people
  19. 19. sell my house
    578 people
  20. 20. learn cherokee
    1 entry
    65 people
  21. 21. start painting
    155 people
  22. 22. build a canoe
    38 people
  23. 23. make a bow
    15 people
  24. 24. eat well
    200 people
  25. 25. learn to shoot
    69 people

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How to get a biodiesel vehicle
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How to finish my B.A.
It took me
12 years
It made me

Recent entries
learn to ride a horse
Went horseback riding for the first time in over 10 years!

It was a little nervewracking but turned out I knew the person who was taking us out and they got me on a mellow and nice horse.

learn cherokee
Hardest language there is!

I learned how to read and write it and I have a really really basic conversational ability. I know a lot of vocabulary but the way to conjugate a polysynthetic language is really confusing. Even Mandarin is easier!

heal my scars

So I got laser scar therapy and it really helped a lot! They’re still there though. I’m going to go back for another treatment.

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