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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Danyell W.

I'm doing 40 things

Danyell W.'s Life List

  1. 1. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  2. 2. experience weightlessness
    200 people
  3. 3. smile at strangers more often
    1 cheer
    76 people
  4. 4. stop worrying about everything
    211 people
  5. 5. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  6. 6. go to burning man
    1,610 people
  7. 7. stay up all night wandering around outside
    1 cheer
    80 people
  8. 8. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  9. 9. be a healthier person
    21 people
  10. 10. Journal regularly
    1 cheer
    266 people
  11. 11. buy my own flat
    15 people
  12. 12. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  13. 13. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  14. 14. learn to be still
    1 cheer
    28 people
  15. 15. walk more
    660 people
  16. 16. actually learn to play my guitar
    536 people
  17. 17. learn to develop my own photos
    84 people
  18. 18. Swim in a bioluminescent bay
    1 cheer
    271 people
  19. 19. bike across america
    112 people
  20. 20. do more yoga
    771 people
  21. 21. never have to worry about money
    67 people
  22. 22. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  23. 23. learn to belly dance
    2,353 people
  24. 24. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  25. 25. Quit Smoking
    9,282 people
  26. 26. move to washington
    31 people
  27. 27. open my own store
    65 people
  28. 28. own a hula hoop
    1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. learn poi
    180 people
  30. 30. master the hula hoop
    97 people
  31. 31. get a medusa piercing
    28 people
  32. 32. Stop overanalyzing everything
    63 people
  33. 33. finish school
    2,005 people
  34. 34. go back to school
    2,744 people
  35. 35. figure out my fashion sense
    1 person
  36. 36. dye my hair darker
    11 people
  37. 37. stop saying "I don't know." all the time
    1 cheer
    14 people
  38. 38. become a tattoo artist
    282 people
  39. 39. do everything on this list
    32 people
  40. 40. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,806 people

How I did it
How to listen to more folk music
It took me
3 years
It made me

How to take a gap year
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to lose 50 pounds and get fit.
It took me
1 year
It made me
Fairly Accomplished

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