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 39 things

Kat's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to play the piano
    8,219 people
  2. 2. wear makeup every day
    17 people
  3. 3. make a video
    149 people
  4. 4. be a vegetarian for a week
    289 people
  5. 5. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
    570 people
  6. 6. learn shorthand
    588 people
  7. 7. get a brazilian bikini wax
    3 cheers
    281 people
  8. 8. learn to read lips
    191 people
  9. 9. belly dance in public
    4 people
  10. 10. adopt a Greyhound
    85 people
  11. 11. practice discardia
    97 people
  12. 12. See a total solar eclipse
    279 people
  13. 13. Become Financially Independent
    1 cheer
    6,719 people
  14. 14. storm chase a tornando
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    39 people
  15. 15. run a 5k
    2,783 people
  16. 16. be an adult literacy volunteer
    2 people
  17. 17. learn the thriller dance
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,733 people
  18. 18. Raise chickens
    198 people
  19. 19. become a morning person.
    4 cheers
    1,487 people
  20. 20. Learn Spanish
    1 entry
    18,259 people
  21. 21. learn to teach English
    3 people
  22. 22. Learn to whistle with my fingers
    1,154 people
  23. 23. expand my music collection
    1 cheer
    118 people
  24. 24. drink absinthe
    629 people
  25. 25. make my own soap
    1 entry
    105 people
  26. 26. learn to sew
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4,064 people
  27. 27. save 6 months of living expenses
    63 people
  28. 28. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  29. 29. see a lunar eclipse
    1 entry
    55 people
  30. 30. build a house with habitat for humanity
    308 people
  31. 31. learn to ride a motorcycle
    1 cheer
    1,953 people
  32. 32. learn to can fruit
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  33. 33. be a pin up model
    159 people
  34. 34. learn how to drive stick-shift
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    4,442 people
  35. 35. write erotica
    1 cheer
    23 people
  36. 36. Finish reading The Lord of the Rings
    6 people
  37. 37. learn to bartend
    634 people
  38. 38. Sell handmade items online
    10 people
  39. 39. be tastefully photographed semi-nude in black and white
    8 people

How I did it
How to donate to KIVA
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to finish my navel project
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to get over him
It took me
10 months
It made me

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Recent entries
learn how to drive stick-shift (read all 3 entries…)
Another shot

My friend with the truck was in town the other day and I convinced him to give me another lesson. I’m getting a lot more comfortable with shifting in the higher gears and stopping. Still having a lot of trouble with starting and getting into first gear. Oh well. That’ll just take practice. At least I’m a hell of a lot better now than I was when I first started this goal!

Use a menstrual cup

Placed an order with my local natural food store for a Moon Cup, and it should be here in about a week. I can’t wait to try it!

get a cat
College gets lonely

As soon as I move to a place that allows them, I’m definitely adopting a cat. I just love animals and become so depressed when I’m away from them for too long. As a nursing student, I don’t think I’ll be able to devote the time and one-on-one attention that a dog or young kitten needs,but I think that an adult cat might be a good start. They tend to be more self-reliant I’ve found. Thoughts? Experience anyone?

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