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 31 things

reinamerrick's Life List

  1. 1. Lose forty pounds
    1 entry
    32 people
  2. 2. Lose weight and keep it off
    1,249 people
  3. 3. Gain confidence
    407 people
  4. 4. Live my life for a day
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. Finish what I start
    4,027 people
  6. 6. Stop procrastinating
    30,440 people
  7. 7. Become a Lawyer
    673 people
  8. 8. Buy my own house
    584 people
  9. 9. Sing on a Stage
    23 people
  10. 10. Open a CD
    11 people
  11. 11. Have sex for the first time
    1 entry
    11 people
  12. 12. Travel to Europe
    2,540 people
  13. 13. Build my dream home
    292 people
  14. 14. Be financially independent
    1,660 people
  15. 15. Go back to Vegas
    26 people
  16. 16. Visit my sister in Los Angeles
    1 person
  17. 17. Write a book
    31,379 people
  18. 18. Get a book published
    347 people
  19. 19. Write an autobiography
    1 entry
    259 people
  20. 20. Learn Piano
    1,416 people
  21. 21. Learn Guitar
    3,694 people
  22. 22. Turn 21
    98 people
  23. 23. Get a massage
    1,039 people
  24. 24. Get my first credit card
    3 people
  25. 25. Move out on my own
    371 people
  26. 26. Get into law school
    218 people
  27. 27. Graduate from college
    6,123 people
  28. 28. Go back to New York
    116 people
  29. 29. Go to Alaska
    768 people
  30. 30. Go to Europe
    2,712 people
  31. 31. Get a puppy
    1,363 people
Recent entries
Live my life for a day

I just want to go out on the town and have fun. I don’t want to worry. I don’t want to have any cares about people around me. I just want to go out and enjoy. Why is that so hard?

have sex for the first time
I'm tired of being a virgin, but at least it's by choice.

It’s related to another entry on my list, but I really want my first time to be with someone I know well, someone I care about, someone who cares about me. I don’t like the idea of adopting promiscuity just because I want to have a little fun all of a sudden. I’m sure he’d do me a favor, but he has a girlfriend. Despite that, while he was with her and while he wasn’t, we got really close maybe two or three times, but it never went far enough. What I need is a way to say, “Hey, I really want to wait until you’re single again, so we can have sex because I trust you.” Funny how that sounds.

tell my best friend how i feel about him
So I've known him since about 3rd or 4th grade . . .

He lives right around the corner from me, and the only I officially had a crush on him was when we were in middle school together. He’s 21 and I’m 20. I think his girlfriend’s younger than I am, so I know age isn’t an issue. He’s one of the reasons I want to lose weight and gain more confidence. I don’t feel he like me physically, but I know he likes me for everything else. My feelings for him have done nothing but grow since I realized I liked him, and I feel lucky that he’s my friend, but I wish I could tell him that I want something more.

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