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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  1. 1. move to spain
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    125 people
  2. 2. learn handbalancing
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    3 people
  3. 3. grow food
    21 people
  4. 4. employ people
    7 people
  5. 5. befriend successful people
    1 person
  6. 6. buy a digital camera
    714 people
  7. 7. take a design class
    5 people
  8. 8. stage a photo shoot
    1 person
  9. 9. fix my relationship
    96 people
  10. 10. finish knitting my sweater
    11 people
  11. 11. sew skirts
    4 people
  12. 12. learn kung fu
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    803 people
  13. 13. earn a passive income
    6 people
  14. 14. switch to energy-efficient light bulbs
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    3 people
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stop being so jelous
Awesome, except movies don't make sense anymore.

I think my favourite discussion of jealousy is in a book about polyamory called The Ethical Slut. It focuses on getting what you need, instead of caring what other people have.

Honestly though, it is astounding how many movie plots hinge on someone’s jealousy, and expect you to be sympathetic.

learn kung fu
overstimulated, but good i think.

taking kung fu classes is a lot more stimulating than i expected.

1. i’m rather a pacifist. how can i focus on learning to hit people in the face? i think this is possible, but confusing and funny right now.

2. i seem to learn by telling, which doesn’t go over very well in class. “so i go like this, then like that?” “ya. just do it!” i like to wrap my head around things before i try them. that might have to change.

3. wow. having a teacher. on the one hand, super fun. on the other hand, really annoying.

4. is my solar plexis going to be stiff for the rest of my life? it’s so ODD.

5. so much fun so much fun. everything is so efficient and sensible. this has always been my favourite part of any martial art.


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