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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prettylocs's Life List

  1. 1. get out of debt
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    12,271 people
  2. 2. improve my concentration
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    173 people
  3. 3. learn ballroom dancing
    5 cheers
    406 people
  4. 4. take acting classes
    120 people
  5. 5. learn Tai Chi
    1,129 people
  6. 6. Go parasailing
    808 people
  7. 7. ride in a hot air balloon
    1 cheer
    2,748 people
  8. 8. do yoga daily
    2 cheers
    200 people
  9. 9. Get PMP certification
    2 entries
    108 people

How I did it
How to get a dog
It took me
1 year
It made me
very happy!

Recent entries
Get PMP certification (read all 2 entries…)
while taking 2 summer classes in grad school, and trying to study for the PMP...

i didn’t pass, but i have a plan for taking it next time. after talking to some co-workers who have PMPs, they suggested the cheetah program. i plan to enroll after i graduate from grad school in may.

get my MBA (read all 5 entries…)
i graduate...

...this may! i can’t wait! and due to my line of work, it’s appropriate to put those three initials after my name. :) i can NOT wait!!


class of 2010 ;-)

Run (read all 4 entries…)
i fell off the wagon for a while...

...but my motivation has been restored. i’ve decided to run my first half-marathon next year. i’m starting with my training now. i do weight training for about 4 times a week, run 3 times a week (2 miles a day, totaling 6 miles a week), and i’m signing up for regular vinyasa and hot vinyasa yoga once a week. the yoga will really help with balancing the muscle tightness associated with weight training (i can’t give it up. i love it too much) and the need to lengthen my stride while running.

in theory, this formula should work. i kinda want to try my hand at running a half marathon before oct 2010. there’s a half-marathon coming up in march. we’ll see if i’m ready for that one by february.

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