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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smee1103's Life List

  1. 1. Swim with dolphins
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    8,291 people
  2. 2. Visit the Pyramids in Egypt
    1 cheer
    67 people
  3. 3. Run the London Marathon
    3 entries
    349 people
  4. 4. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
    276 people
  5. 5. Visit Antartica
    94 people
  6. 6. See Earth from space
    1 cheer
    147 people
  7. 7. See the Space Shuttle launch
    5 people
  8. 8. Fly over Grand Canyon in a helicopter
    1 person
  9. 9. Ride in a reindeer sleigh in Lapland
    2 people
  10. 10. buy a horse
    271 people
  11. 11. Travel down the Amazon river
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    8 people
  12. 12. fly first class
    1,263 people
  13. 13. go on a cattle drive
    1 entry
    21 people
  14. 14. win a dressage competition
    2 entries
    4 people
  15. 15. finish my wedding scrapbook
    2 entries
    44 people
  16. 16. Visit all the World Heritage Sites
    1 entry
    3 people
  17. 17. build a house
    1 entry
    1,398 people
  18. 18. read War and Peace
    2 cheers
    513 people
  19. 19. Visit every F1 track on the calendar
    2 entries
    1 person
  20. 20. Visit Nazca lines
    1 person
  21. 21. Visit Angel Falls
    26 people
  22. 22. Visit Great Wall of China
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10 people
  23. 23. Trek through a rainforest
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  24. 24. Visit Ularu
    1 cheer
    1 person
  25. 25. Watch the Aurora Borealis
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    6 people
  26. 26. Visit Everest Base Camp
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11 people
  27. 27. Walk the Inca Trail
    2 cheers
    64 people
  28. 28. Ride a camel through the desert
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    20 people
  29. 29. Climb Kilimanjaro
    2 cheers
    328 people
  30. 30. Hot air balloon over Masai Mara
    1 person
  31. 31. stay at the Burj Al Arab
    1 entry
    21 people
  32. 32. Visit Niagra Falls
    1 cheer
    115 people
  33. 33. See the "Big 5" in the wild
    1 entry
    3 people
  34. 34. Sail on a posh yacht
    1 cheer
    1 person
  35. 35. Watch the Spanish Riding School in Vienna
    1 cheer
    2 people
  36. 36. Fly on Concord
    1 entry
    1 person
  37. 37. Drive a Formula 1 car
    1 entry
    46 people
  38. 38. Visit Taj Mahal
    32 people
  39. 39. See Rio carnival
    1 person
  40. 40. run a 10K
    1,181 people
Recent entries
Watch the aurora borealis
Technically, I've just ticked this off tonight...

...the Aurora Borealis was visible in the UK tonight, very exciting to be able to see it from my own garden! It wasn’t the fantastical display in Lapland that I was envisaging when I added this goal though so I’m going to keep it up there for now ;)



make a patchwork quilt
Admittedly only a small one!

I made a small quilt for my daughter’s nursery – for the bear that goes home with the children to stay for a while. I am in the middle of making a single (twin) bed size quilt for my son, which was supposed to be for his first Xmas last year but I got too big with pregnancy to sit at the sewing machine towards the end, and he was really colicky for the first few months so I never finished it in time! I’ll probably give it to him for his first birthday in October instead now!
I made this teddy bear quilt in just one day, so if I put my mind to it, I could finish Jasper’s quilt quite quickly I expect!



learn to sew (read all 3 entries…)
Finally did it!!

Well it’s taken me many many years to get around to doing this but I am finally able to say I can sew. I went on a two-day course to learn how to use my sewing machine and after just the first day I came home and made some personalised bunting for my daughter’s bedroom. After the second day I downloaded a pattern off the internet and made myself a clutch bag to match a dress I was wearing for a friend’s wedding. I was very proud of my first attempts and I shall shortly be enrolling on a beginner’s dressmaking course so that I can learn to make clothes for my children.



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