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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shymouse's Life List

  1. 1. write a book
    31,381 people
  2. 2. tone my body
    833 people
  3. 3. clean my house
    720 people
  4. 4. tell my parents that I love them.
    1 entry
    10 people
  5. 5. Stop caring what other people think of me
    4,658 people
  6. 6. whiten my teeth
    1 entry
    2,112 people
  7. 7. stop worrying
    2,120 people
  8. 8. Stop overanalyzing
    326 people
  9. 9. be less paranoid
    194 people
  10. 10. move out
    1 entry
    3,451 people
  11. 11. Take the GRE
    420 people
  12. 12. get rid of all my clutter
    1 entry
    1,098 people
  13. 13. Lose 30 pounds
    5,626 people
  14. 14. Find out what i want to do with my life
    355 people
  15. 15. Worry less about mother in law
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  16. 16. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  17. 17. save more money
    3,056 people
  18. 18. be a better wife
    1,060 people
  19. 19. stop eating out so much
    42 people
  20. 20. have more self confidence
    391 people
  21. 21. grow my hair to hip length
    1 cheer
    13 people
  22. 22. Write more
    3,812 people
  23. 23. build my muscles
    43 people
  24. 24. lose 5 pounds
    1,231 people
  25. 25. Lose 10 pounds
    6,361 people
  26. 26. I want to be happy
    920 people
  27. 27. get a passport
    1,666 people
  28. 28. get rid of my acne
    566 people
  29. 29. floss more
    395 people
  30. 30. own my own home
    1,463 people
  31. 31. get in shape
    10,376 people
  32. 32. stop being angry
    120 people
  33. 33. feel pretty
    378 people
  34. 34. have clear skin
    1 entry
    1,240 people
  35. 35. adopt a cat
    1 entry
    184 people
  36. 36. drink more water
    20,173 people
  37. 37. lose weight
    42,100 people
  38. 38. Pay off all of my debt
    595 people
  39. 39. Get a library card
    69 people
  40. 40. Be less needy
    87 people
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move out

I can’t wait until September, when I’ll have a new apartment. Hopefully I’ll find one where I can have a pet, and I won’t have to deal with my roommates’ problems anymore (they insist on not getting along, and telling me all about it).

whiten my teeth

I really want whiter teeth, but when I whiten them my front tooth, which I had a root canal on and is gradually getting yellower, stands out even more in comparison. I guess I’ll whiten them up some more and then head off to the dentist to get that silly front tooth packed with bleach again so it’ll match. What a pain…

have clear skin
Energizer Bunny

Twelve years! I just keep going and going and going…in my quest for clear skin that is. It seems to be impossible. I can’t even list all of the things I’ve tried! Benzaclin cleared it up really well for quite a while, but I seem to be immune to it now. I just ordered a big batch of B5 (pantothenic acid), because it seems to be getting rave reviews. Last night I couldn’t sleep on one side of my face because the cysts were so bad. I really can’t stand the idea of accutane; I’ve heard of so many bad side effects, but I’m getting desperate enough that if something doesn’t work soon, I might honestly try it…

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