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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invest in stocks

I had a 401k, it doesn’t count. Also had a Roth IRA, doesn’t count either. What counts now is me picking and selecting individual stocks. No mutual funds!!!

Actually opened an account with an online brokerage site as well, but didn’t do anything with it, so I closed it. Also closed and made early withdrawals on 401k and Roth IRA (and paid substantial penalty fees, not to mention loss of potential gains), one of the stupidest things i ever did in my life. Anyhow, time to do it all over again, the right way this time.

Put a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea

A rather romantic idea, so why not. I have things i need to get off my chest anyway (that none other than the heavens and in this case the seas should know).

write down as many of my earliest memories from childhood as I can remember
Might as well list them here (part 1):

3. My very first luscious kiss (very wet hehe) at maybe the age of 7 with my cutest cousin while all the other cousins were sleeping late at night .. sweeeeet memory :) .. n now we don’t even keep in touch anymore, although she’s in my friendster .. not sure if she remembers, maybe i should ask hehe

2. My dad had an minor accident (fell off his motorcycle) on a workday, so i was surprised to see him lying in bed sleeping while usually he won’t be home until the evening, n i remembered waking him up n then my mom told me what happened n asked me to let him sleep for a while

1. My earliest memory: my Catholic baptism when i was still a baby, i think i remembered the very second the cold water was poured over my head and it startled me (maybe then cried, who knows, it’s only a 1-second memory hehe, n someone’s holding me, possibly my mom), although i could have mistaken that for some other memory as i was less than 2 yrs old then, seems to be too early to possibly have any recollection, but i choose to believe that i really was aware of what was going on at such a young age

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