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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notchanges's Life List

  1. 1. Legalize same-sex marriage in America
    3 people
  2. 2. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  3. 3. Drive across the USA
    2,142 people
  4. 4. Watch a space shuttle launch
    918 people
  5. 5. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  6. 6. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  7. 7. learn to fly a plane
    1,165 people
  8. 8. ride a motorcycle
    872 people
  9. 9. Walk the Appalachian Trail
    66 people
  10. 10. Create a one-world government
    2 people
  11. 11. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  12. 12. walk across canada
    26 people
  13. 13. see the redwood forest
    28 people
  14. 14. Read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
    518 people
  15. 15. Go on a cruise in the Caribbean
    37 people
  16. 16. go on a Mediterranean cruise
    57 people
  17. 17. scuba dive the blue hole
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    2 people
  18. 18. travel around the world
    5,208 people
  19. 19. learn to speak spanish fluently
    865 people
  20. 20. Never stop learning
    4,054 people
  21. 21. read the top 50 censored books
    57 people
  22. 22. Become vegetarian
    167 people
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live in a foreign country

Two words: Peace Corps.

Fall Ridiculously and Wrecklessly, head-over-heels in Love

This sounds amazing, but I think that love with a bit of common sense is better – you don’t feel anxious and nervous the whole time. Especially for me the trouble was that I was so in love I could not talk like a normal human being, and so it was hard for that relationship to work : /

I encourage people to love wholly and fully for the experience, but there is no need to throw commitments and laws to the wind. Remember, when you are done being in love, your life will be what you have made it – leave yourself somewhere to fall.

Get a tattoo

Spend enough time getting to know your design until you feel it is a part of you. The best for me is hearing people say that my tattoo is unique and really fits with me; some people I know have great tattoos but regret them because they hold no meaning and it seems sad. This is your body, give it some thought. Then do it!

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