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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Alisea's Life List

  1. 1. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    1 cheer
    7,414 people
  2. 2. go to Burning Man
    1,610 people
  3. 3. make a corset
    224 people
  4. 4. sew my own clothes
    1 entry
    457 people
  5. 5. find inspiration
    1 cheer
    90 people
  6. 6. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  7. 7. Read more
    9,072 people
  8. 8. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  9. 9. Never stop learning
    4,054 people
  10. 10. paint more often
    293 people
  11. 11. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  12. 12. lose weight
    42,100 people
  13. 13. become a better writer
    441 people
  14. 14. finish my homework
    130 people
  15. 15. visit stonehenge
    256 people
  16. 16. save more money
    3,056 people
  17. 17. become organized
    189 people
  18. 18. Learn to moonwalk
    248 people
  19. 19. travel to New Zealand
    1 cheer
    429 people
  20. 20. exercise regularly
    10,853 people
  21. 21. create my own website
    5,765 people
  22. 22. have an super secrect, totally unnoticed underground lair
    14 people
  23. 23. Get a piercing down there...
    5 people
  24. 24. I want to model
    57 people
  25. 25. give myself a piercing
    6 people
  26. 26. design my own clothes
    4,224 people
  27. 27. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  28. 28. get a good job
    1 entry
    1,158 people
  29. 29. learn russian
    1 entry
    2,818 people
  30. 30. start a zine
    102 people
  31. 31. go on a spiritual retreat
    1 cheer
    88 people
  32. 32. Get more piercings
    687 people
  33. 33. finish a knitting project
    44 people
  34. 34. go to a midnight showing of rocky horror
    118 people
  35. 35. write a novel
    11,515 people
  36. 36. go camping
    2,916 people
  37. 37. Save money
    16,491 people

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How to be happy
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How to dye my hair
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How to become a vegetarian
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Recent entries
sew my own clothes

I tried but my sewing machine crapped out on me in the middle of a project I was really excited about :( it does this every time I’m on the way to getting something finished.. so I’m sort of put off.
Somehow the thread always tangles down by the bobbin, and I’ve read the instructions to make sure I’m threading it right, which I am, and it still does it. It’s so frustrating and it makes me not want to sew, when I do want to sew, but it’s not worth the stress.

Become a vegetarian (read all 2 entries…)

oh.. and the main reason i haven’t yet is because i’m allergic to so many things.. raw apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, carrots( they aren’t as bad though) and walnuts. if they’re cooked it’s not so bad, and i can eat walnuts with ice cream..

oh, what i’d give to eat a nice crunchy raw apple..

Become a vegetarian (read all 2 entries…)

this will be much easier when I move out. I can prepare my own meals and not mind what other people think of the meatlessness, and just not buy meat. I try going days eating vegetarian to practice, and I usually feel better on those days..

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