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 33 things
 

queen_of_denial's Life List

  1. 1. volunteer at the SPCA
    3 entries . 20 cheers
    44 people
  2. 2. get everyones cars at work colour co-ordinated in the car park
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. hold a tarantula
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    57 people
  4. 4. Be remembered after I Die
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    16 people
  5. 5. Get my tattoo finished
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    36 people
  6. 6. change careers
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    183 people
  7. 7. visit every corner of New Zealand
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. learn to paint
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1,291 people
  9. 9. play my violin again or at least take it out from under the bed and blow off the cobwebs
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    3 people
  10. 10. live like a hippie
    2 entries . 11 cheers
    23 people
  11. 11. get a book published
    2 cheers
    347 people
  12. 12. Find my birth father
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1,640 people
  13. 13. get back on a horse
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    9 people
  14. 14. get married
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,345 people
  15. 15. Grow old gracefully
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    177 people
  16. 16. go fishing
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    612 people
  17. 17. try something new every year
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    2 people
  18. 18. learn to ski
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    963 people
  19. 19. print my photographs onto canvas
    2 cheers
    6 people
  20. 20. ride in a hot air balloon
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,748 people
  21. 21. visit and photograph as many waterfalls as possible
    6 entries . 6 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. collect and read all of Gerald Durrells books
    2 entries
    1 person
  23. 23. Get my Turtle Tattoo
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    9 people
  24. 24. win a photo competition
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    5 people
  25. 25. swim with sea turtles
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    57 people
  26. 26. tell dog owners to pick up their doggy doo
    3 entries . 13 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. actively discourage telemarketers from ringing
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. get a beagle and call him smeagol
    2 entries . 9 cheers
    2 people
  29. 29. become a full vegetarian
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    7 people
  30. 30. increase my greenie rating
    1 entry
    1 person
  31. 31. get a donkey
    2 cheers
    8 people
  32. 32. work out whats wrong with my broadband connection
    1 entry
    1 person
  33. 33. Visit some of the beautiful gardens of the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
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Visit some of the beautiful gardens of the world
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Currently on my list of must visits are:
Suzhou gardens in China
Japanese gardens in Kyoto
Villa D’este, Tivoli, Italy
Villa Lante, Bagnaia
Vaux-le-Vicomte , France
Versailles, France
Cotswald Gardens, England
Central Park, New York
Bodnant, North Wales



Find my birth father (read all 3 entries…)
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Good progress.
So a private investigator was going to be ridiculously expensive so instead I did some googling of my own and tracked down one of my uncles and now after 41 years I am at least emailing with my mother who hopefully over time will share with me more details about my father. The important thing to remember is not to be insensitive and step on anyones toes, your need to know your parentage has to be balanced against your birth families needs for privacy.



visit and photograph as many waterfalls as possible (read all 6 entries…)
Waitanguru Falls

Jan 09



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