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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go to amsterdam
Sometime Soon!

My boyfriend and I have been talking about going to Amsterdam for ages.. We’re getting more serious about it so hopefully we’ll be there sometime soon!

try mescaline
Got It :)

Can’t wait to try it!

learn to SCUBA dive
In at the deep end

I’ve dived before, but only PADI Discover Dives so I’ve never really learnt how to do it for myself although I guess I know the basics. It’s something I really want to learn to do for myself, I love the feeling of being amongst everything that goes on under the sea. I’m going to Thailand in July to volunteer on a Marine Conservation Project for the month and as part of it I get my PADI Advance Open Water. I’m really excited, I’m trying to swim more to build up my strength so I can focus on what’s going on down there rather than floundering around a bit before I get into it. I’m kind of nervous but I guess that’s to be expected.. Even still, I’m extremely excited.

meditate daily
Retreat Preparation and General Mindfulness

I meditate fairly regularly but not as much as I’d like. I want to try and allow myself 15 minutes every more to just sit down and meditate before I start my day. I’m going on a 10 Day Silent Meditation Retreat in Thailand in August and really want to get myself mentally prepared for it as I’ve never done anything like it before. I get so much out of meditation, I really want to start making it a natural habit rather than something I have to remind myself to do.

have better posture
Really Trying Now

I’ve known I’ve had bad posture for a long time and if someone points it out to me I try to make a genuine effort to sit up straight more. I just haven’t really had the willpower to be vigilant with myself about it. I really want to start trying now though. I’m meditating a lot and am preparing for a 10 day meditation retreat in Thailand. It would help me a lot if I could make sitting up straight a natural thing to ease the occasional pain in my back when meditating. Here goes!



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