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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sassafrasgirl's Life List

  1. 1. have a deeper relationship with Christ
    16 people
  2. 2. be content being single
    1 entry
    3 people
  3. 3. start a hope chest
    1 entry
    25 people
  4. 4. sew a quilt
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    145 people
  5. 5. go backpacking
    585 people
  6. 6. Fall in love
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    27,212 people
  7. 7. learn all of the words to "Ice Ice Baby"
    1 person
  8. 8. Have my writing published
    64 people
  9. 9. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  10. 10. learn to ballroom dance
    825 people
  11. 11. Visit the Czech Republic
    40 people
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be content being single

I read a quote one time that said that there is something special about being single. ”... You aren’t waiting just for the sake of waiting; you are waiting for someone.” That puts things into SUCH a different perspective!

Joshua Harris wrote, “When we define our happiness by some point in the future, it will never arrive. We’ll keep waiting until tomorrow. If we allow impatience to govern us, we will miss the gift of the moment. We’ll arrive at that point in time that we expected to provide fulfillment and find it lacking.” I don’t want to live my life looking forward to dating and marriage while being unhappy with my singleness now; I really will miss the joy of the present. I don’t want to spend my time wishing that I was in a relationship and being depressed and lonely; I have incredible friends and no pressure of a relationship currently – so I am going to be content being single and wait for God’s timing for anything else.

Fall in love

I have no idea when this will happen.. my standards are quite high and I have decided not to settle for less because I would rather be single than date a jerk or a heartbreaker. One day, though…

sew a quilt

I started sewing with a sewing machine in third grade, got my own machine in middle school, but I have recently stopped sewing. I have never attempted to make a quilt, since it’s a little different than sewing skirts and such, but that’s one of my goals in the next few months (once I find fabric I like).

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