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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simplton's Life List

  1. 1. learn how to play chess
    1 cheer
    364 people
  2. 2. Learn a martial art
    1,569 people
  3. 3. make a smaller ecological footprint
    992 people
  4. 4. learn to do backflips
    14 people
  5. 5. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,697 people
  6. 6. travel around the world
    5,208 people
  7. 7. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  8. 8. ride Kingda Ka at Great Adventure
    17 people
  9. 9. Drive a Rally car
    54 people
  10. 10. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,414 people
  11. 11. become a better networker
    39 people
  12. 12. save up 3 months worth of salary for emergencies
    182 people
  13. 13. Get all my mp3's properly tagged
    480 people
  14. 14. Take more pictures
    15,312 people
  15. 15. Run with the bulls in Spain
    39 people
  16. 16. Get organized
    6,534 people
  17. 17. Take a flashlight tour of the Winchester Mystery House
    4 people
  18. 18. Learn to play the guitar
    1 entry
    13,736 people
  19. 19. finish remodeling my house
    1 entry
    65 people
  20. 20. visit the Ice Hotel
    98 people
  21. 21. learn capoeira
    611 people
  22. 22. make more friends
    5,510 people
  23. 23. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  24. 24. learn to dance
    7,160 people
  25. 25. brew my own beer
    643 people
  26. 26. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  27. 27. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  28. 28. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  29. 29. Learn to Build Furniture
    34 people
  30. 30. procrastinate less
    1,809 people
  31. 31. Travel europe by rail
    6 people
  32. 32. See Earth from Space
    147 people
  33. 33. go to burning man
    1,610 people
  34. 34. find true love
    3,090 people
  35. 35. Get a tattoo
    1 entry
    21,913 people
  36. 36. Go someplace very, very dark and look at the stars all night
    274 people
  37. 37. make jewelry
    234 people
  38. 38. learn to make stained glass
    137 people
  39. 39. learn how to make pottery
    35 people
  40. 40. become first aid certified
    68 people
  41. 41. go to Hawaii
    1,944 people
  42. 42. Learn to speak Spanish
    2,713 people
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win the lottery

This goal is to long term to remain on this list. I have reached my limit of 43 things and must get realistic. I need to list more short term goals or prioritize my goals.

Learn to play the guitar

Found a few video tutorials online and just need to pick up a cheap guitar to start with.

finish remodeling my house

This week there was progress on my house. Had the sunken family room filled in and the driveway widened. Slowly but surely it will be complete.

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