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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  1. 1. learn to swim
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    3,442 people
  2. 2. become a dj
    299 people
  3. 3. To live instead of exist
    2 cheers
    11,477 people
  4. 4. see the world
    2,196 people
  5. 5. meet new people
    4,420 people
  6. 6. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  7. 7. get in shape
    10,376 people
  8. 8. make art
    542 people
  9. 9. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  10. 10. feel beautiful
    2,169 people
  11. 11. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  12. 12. lose 10 pounds
    6,361 people
  13. 13. have a flat stomach
    2,362 people
  14. 14. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,500 people
  15. 15. drink 8 glasses of water a day
    1,299 people
  16. 16. Read more books
    11,828 people
  17. 17. Practice Yoga
    4,258 people
  18. 18. watch the Top 100 movies
    1,306 people
  19. 19. have better posture
    7,978 people
  20. 20. Skydive
    11,428 people
  21. 21. be famous
    2,580 people
  22. 22. Go skinnydipping by moonlight
    92 people
  23. 23. learn french
    12,884 people
  24. 24. go blonde
    228 people
  25. 25. make eye contact more often
    26 people
  26. 26. take a life drawing class
    39 people
  27. 27. learn to sew
    4,064 people
  28. 28. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  29. 29. kiss a woman
    69 people
  30. 30. get a fake ID
    876 people
  31. 31. play strip poker
    1,460 people
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go to college

College is amazing.
There are many ways to go to college. And no matter where you go, you grow.
I got accepted to my dream school, NYU, but didn’t go because of my parents. But even this is a learning experience; I’m saving money and trouble instead of getting what I want and I’d like to think I’m someone strong for doing this. I do still wish to go to NYU, and I’m thinking of transferring or going there for grad school. But even where I’m at right now, college is great. I think it’s important to experience and enjoy something different, something unordinary and unexpected, and not necessarily the “best”... so that you truly walk the different walks of life.
College—it truly changes you in general. It’s also most likely the best years of your life. :)

get my driver's license

got my license in july 2007. got into a car accident a month later. i want my parents to buy me a new car already, so hopefully i’m driving smoothly now.

go to art school

it would be amazing, but i’d miss out on a liberal arts education. i probably want everything at once or something.

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