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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I'm doing 21 things

Lauren's Life List

  1. 1. write a song
    3 cheers
    5,190 people
  2. 2. read every book I own
    1 cheer
    2,099 people
  3. 3. go to a film festival
    1 cheer
    122 people
  4. 4. stay in a cabin in the mountains during winter
    1 cheer
    3 people
  5. 5. attend a concert of every genre
    1 person
  6. 6. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  7. 7. eat in a cafe in paris
    7 people
  8. 8. shop in Paris
    52 people
  9. 9. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  10. 10. see the green flash
    49 people
  11. 11. go scuba diving
    1,901 people
  12. 12. fly over a fireworks display
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. get married
    21,332 people
  14. 14. visit every continent
    1,935 people
  15. 15. go to Disneyworld
    260 people
  16. 16. appear in a movie
    1 cheer
    97 people
  17. 17. sing in a Broadway musical
    1 cheer
    6 people
  18. 18. participate in a food fight
    18 people
  19. 19. manage my anxiety
    22 people
  20. 20. Adopt a pet
    138 people
  21. 21. be more minimalist
    9 people

How I did it
How to buy a car
It took me
23 years
It made me

How to graduate from college
It took me
5 years
It made me
great experience!

How to fall in love
It took me
23 years
It made me
happy, for a while.

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learn sign language
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I never realized just how much better I can retain things visually, rather than verbally. I have always struggled with Spanish and ASL came so naturally to me! It was amazing!!

I would recommend the language to anyone!

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