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 24 things

How I did it
How to see a play I've written performed
It took me
6 months
It made me
very proud

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Quit drinking coffee
Yerba mate baby

I was totally addicted to Starbucks soy lattes, double shots.

But my friend Michael introduced me to yerba mate, which gives a little kick in the morning but doesn’t give me headaches if I don’t drink it. I highly recommend switching to yerba mate.

read all of Neviim and Kethuvim

I’ve read all of the Torah several times, like any good Jew, but I’ve only read the parts of Neviim and Kethuvim (Prophets and Writings, respectively) that are selected out for the Haftorah portions. I want to read all the rest, someday.

Go on a road trip
Road trips rock

Last one was my honeymoon – Nova Scotia, 2005. Drove to Maine, took the ferry to Yarmouth, drove virtually the whole perimeter of the country, with many stops. It was beautiful and wonderful.

Prior to that most of my extended road trips were on the west coast – Portland OR to San Antonio TX and variations of that theme.

Once we drove from Boston to New Jersey for lunch with a friend, and then turned around and came back. It was worth it.

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