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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paperie's Life List

  1. 1. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 cheer
    21,500 people
  2. 2. own a horse
    764 people
  3. 3. own a cow
    56 people
  4. 4. milk a cow
    2 cheers
    639 people
  5. 5. Own sheep
    3 people
  6. 6. own a goat
    67 people
  7. 7. Visit North Korea
    46 people
  8. 8. own a pig
    40 people
  9. 9. build my own house
    1,075 people
  10. 10. buy a typewriter
    34 people
  11. 11. have my own art studio
    97 people
  12. 12. knit a sweater
    620 people
  13. 13. sew a quilt
    145 people
  14. 14. Visit every country in the world
    430 people
  15. 15. have a library with one of those cool rolling ladders
    25 people
  16. 16. Visit every continent in the world
    1 cheer
    27 people
  17. 17. visit antarctica
    507 people
  18. 18. Raise a foal
    3 people
  19. 19. tour the White House
    27 people
  20. 20. write a book
    31,381 people
  21. 21. backpack through Europe
    1 cheer
    5,131 people
  22. 22. get my driver's license
    5,140 people
  23. 23. Learn to knit
    3,823 people
  24. 24. graduate from college
    1 cheer
    6,121 people
  25. 25. learn photography
    1 cheer
    2,906 people
  26. 26. write a novel
    11,515 people
  27. 27. learn french
    1 cheer
    12,884 people
  28. 28. visit all 50 states
    2 cheers
    9,057 people
  29. 29. travel on a cargo ship
    8 people
  30. 30. Fly First Class
    1,263 people
  31. 31. Adopt a baby
    585 people
  32. 32. become a foster parent
    211 people
  33. 33. backpack around the world for a year
    113 people
  34. 34. own a farm
    251 people
  35. 35. smoke marijuana
    72 people
  36. 36. Have life experiences that make interesting stories
    393 people
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I put the alarm clock on my desk instead of the bedside table and turned it up as loud as possible. I also set a back up alarm (my clock has two) for a few minutes later, just in case. I haven’t found anything else that works!


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