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 19 things
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change the world
My Overly-Optimistic Life Plan to Save the World!

1*. Finish my teaching degree and become an inspiring teacher.
. Adopt an environmentally sustainable life.
3*. Become a certified lifeguard so I can save people from drowning.
. Pledge 10% of all my income to charity and my church.
5*. Adopt an orphan from China.
. Raise my children to be hardcore world savers like me.
7*. Raise my kids to speak English, Mandarin, and French.
. Serve a mission for my church.
9*. Join an online activist community.
. Donate my excess breast milk to needy infant orphans.
11. Be a temple worker for my church at some point.
12. Help establish religious freedom in China.
13. Obtain a certificate in peacebuilding.
14. Become involved in the fight against corruption.

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trace my family history
I'm doing this with my grandma, aunt and cousin right now.

My aunt and cousin are doing the computer work and my grandma and I are putting the hard copies in order. We’ve gotten over 1000 names in the past two weeks. We’re so busy, the work is endless.

overcome my fears (read all 7 entries…)
Will probably never end

I’m marking this off as done, because I really don’t have any serious phobias and I’ll always be apprehensive about some things, like going to university, starting a family, etc. I never expect to feel like I can do everything. I think that as long as I can recognize my fears and worries and keep myself in control and prepared then I’ve conquered the hardest part; and I’ve already done that for my fears that I have identified.

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