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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scissors's Life List

  1. 1. go to Montenegro
    1 entry
    6 people
  2. 2. learn how to play mahjong
    46 people
  3. 3. learn woodworking
    97 people
  4. 4. Run a 5k in less than 30 minutes
    2 entries
    103 people
  5. 5. Learn to play the piano
    8,221 people
  6. 6. Make more "real" friends
    138 people
  7. 7. Read 52+ Books in 2007
    2 cheers
    21 people
  8. 8. be the "cool" aunt
    20 people
  9. 9. practice mindful consumption
    163 people
  10. 10. make a smaller ecological footprint
    992 people
  11. 11. see the northern lights
    19,117 people
  12. 12. Skydive
    11,428 people
  13. 13. Learn to surf
    8,134 people
  14. 14. Learn to juggle
    1 entry
    1,318 people
  15. 15. learn to play classical guitar
    1 entry
    95 people
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Run a 5k in less than 30 minutes (read all 2 entries…)


I completed the Sussan Womens 5k Fun Run on 2 Dec in 41:53.
I was pretty buzzed about running the whole way (i.e. not stopping to walk at all). Oh yeah and the goody bag and tshirt are awesome :))

my next one is ASICS in mid-Apr

Run a 5k in less than 30 minutes (read all 2 entries…)
Sussans "fun" run

I’ve started running to work in the morning. I worked out its 5.5km. I can’t really believe it yet that I’m actually doing it. I bring a week’s worth of clothes on monday, then run all week. Crazy.


I’ve actually signed up for a fun run in December. And I seem to find myself in training for it. SO odd considering my couch potato history.

I find that the hardest thing is getting out the front door – once I’m gone its just a matter of keeping going, and I eventually (60mins later) get to work. Still amazing

learn to play classical guitar

i have the guitar – a lovely Maton my partner bought – now i just have to find $30 in my weekly budget for lessons…

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