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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Emily's Life List

  1. 1. open an IRA
    45 people
  2. 2. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  3. 3. stick to a budget
    1,406 people
  4. 4. Get organized
    1 cheer
    6,534 people
  5. 5. pay off credit cards
    1,430 people
  6. 6. get a bike
    211 people
  7. 7. adopt a dog
    1 cheer
    590 people
  8. 8. say no and not feel guilty
    1 entry
    12 people
  9. 9. get married
    21,332 people
  10. 10. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  11. 11. love my body
    1,130 people
  12. 12. Fly on a plane
    1 entry
    72 people
  13. 13. learn martial arts
    951 people
  14. 14. take better care of my body
    1 entry
    218 people
  15. 15. Read more
    9,072 people
  16. 16. Learn to knit
    3,823 people
  17. 17. take ball-room dance lessons
    55 people
  18. 18. learn how to drive stick-shift
    4,442 people
  19. 19. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  20. 20. Go scuba diving
    1,901 people
  21. 21. Go parasailing
    808 people
  22. 22. go to a foreign country
    55 people
  23. 23. swim with sharks
    849 people
  24. 24. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  25. 25. adopt a child
    1,777 people
  26. 26. start doing subversive cross-stitch again
    1 person
  27. 27. Learn to play a musical instrument
    1 cheer
    733 people
  28. 28. buy a Mac
    350 people
  29. 29. pay off my student loans
    2,981 people
  30. 30. stop relying on my parents
    9 people
  31. 31. get to a healthy weight
    57 people
Recent entries
see tori amos in concert

It was awesome. My sister took me for my birthday when I was 16, I think. Every one stood and danced and was so laid back. She was great. I love tori.

step outside of my home with no makeup on

I wear make up when I need to, such as when I’m at work. I’m an esthetician so I like to look like I know my way around make up. But I routinely don’t wear make up as well. I mean, I’m not a celebrity, nobody cares if I look a little tired while I’m walking around Target. :)

accept my family for who they are

I’ve done this as much as I can do right now, I think. It’s a work in progress. I think I’ve realized a lot about myself and my family. I’m trying to realize that I need to accept my family for who they are but also accept myself for who I am so I won’t go to pieces/freak out every time they criticize me or guilt-trip me.

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