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 32 things

sandalphon's Life List

  1. 1. Breathe consciously
    6 people
  2. 2. Floss Every Day
    1,228 people
  3. 3. save more
    154 people
  4. 4. Re-learn the math I forgot from school, and learn how to do math I never learned in the past
    50 people
  5. 5. Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    1 cheer
    78 people
  6. 6. Learn Judo
    127 people
  7. 7. learn to contort my body!
    5 people
  8. 8. blog
    51,713 people
  9. 9. do a backflip
    1 cheer
    860 people
  10. 10. go to bali
    1 entry
    151 people
  11. 11. jump off a waterfall
    195 people
  12. 12. get a masters degree
    2,999 people
  13. 13. Become a Bodhisattva
    11 people
  14. 14. have my own website
    211 people
  15. 15. never fall in love again
    30 people
  16. 16. learn to knife fight
    1 cheer
    6 people
  17. 17. learn to pick a lock
    658 people
  18. 18. kiss a girl
    301 people
  19. 19. ride a bull
    2 cheers
    158 people
  20. 20. Learn to shoot a sniper rifle
    44 people
  21. 21. learn archery
    594 people
  22. 22. learn to shoot a crossbow
    6 people
  23. 23. learn to hunt
    38 people
  24. 24. Learn how to snowboard
    1 cheer
    414 people
  25. 25. Learn to how to properly wield/use a katana
    108 people
  26. 26. travel around the world
    1 cheer
    5,208 people
  27. 27. move out of the country and never tell anyone where I am
    1 person
  28. 28. Live by the beach
    298 people
  29. 29. Grow my own weed.
    47 people
  30. 30. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    1 cheer
    2,965 people
  31. 31. Skydive
    2 cheers
    11,428 people
  32. 32. die young
    1 cheer
    82 people

How I did it
How to use a menstrual cup
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to quit Smoking
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to build a secret compartment
It took me
1 day
It made me

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Recent entries
Quit my job
after 2 years

Good thing I got out from a place where people have been stuck for 3-11 years because they couldn’t get a “better” offer elsewhere.

Given my need to get out of the trending rut at the office, I turned in a resignation letter with 30 days notice. One of my bosses wanted to put me on forced leave, so I could use the health card. Didn’t need to because I can take care of my health better than most. I didn’t want to be “employed” without getting paid either, so I turned in my immediate resignation right after getting a job offer elsewhere with better pay, hours, and benefits.

go to bali
Booked a plane ticket on sale

It’s New Year’s day, and I got to pick from over 50 cities for an overseas getaway. Now I have to look for a hotel and surf camp for my 3-day stay in 8 months. I am so excited.

Quit Smoking (read all 6 entries…)
16 hours free

1.5 years after relapsing from a 3-year cessation, I am starting all over again. I have been planning to quit. Last night felt like the right time.

I got through the morning with yoga, Tapout XT2, grocery shopping, lots of walking, and lots of water.
I just went through some heavy post-lunch urges, and I feel a little dizzy now.

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