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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smoke_bubbles's Life List

  1. 1. read more books
    12 entries . 3 cheers
    11,828 people
  2. 2. Never stop learning
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4,054 people
  3. 3. be active
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    97 people
  4. 4. be happy
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    25,048 people
  5. 5. live in the moment
    1 cheer
    2,077 people
  6. 6. learn Russian
    2 cheers
    2,818 people
  7. 7. travel the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,175 people
  8. 8. Relearn Algebra/Geometry/Calculus
    1 entry
    1 person
  9. 9. learn about buddhism
    1 cheer
    386 people
  10. 10. Improve my French
    1 entry
    1,441 people
  11. 11. Get to know new genres of music in depth
    2 people
  12. 12. Step outside my comfort zone daily
    1 person
  13. 13. get my passport
    390 people
  14. 14. read the strand 80
    1 entry
    3 people
  15. 15. meditate every day
    761 people
  16. 16. buy a car
    1 entry
    3,467 people
  17. 17. Stop Picking At My Face
    1 cheer
    136 people
  18. 18. make friends
    2 entries
    2,087 people
  19. 19. Improve my posture
    1 entry
    2,721 people
  20. 20. dance till i'm dead!
    1 person
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be active! (read all 6 entries…)
it's a lifestyle choice :)

I’m currently in a lull, but I have come a LONG way since I first set out to do this goal.

I bought a road bike and have put about 1000 miles on it! I am also swimming at the local pool. I plan to join master’s swim next month and really immerse myself in an active lifestyle! Now that I’m more used to working full time & working out, I think my main challenge or distraction is having time to cook for myself! So I’ll find a way to get past that and the rest will be cake :)

make friends (read all 2 entries…)

Just started work today! There are a few people who are close in age to me, so maybe life will be more fun with friends…or even nice acquaintances for now. As for other avenues of friendship, none are too promising :( Continue French & Swimming & Working…what else is there? Classes elsewhere…we’ll see, I guess it’s time to get creative.

be active! (read all 6 entries…)

This goal is forever. But it changes as things in my life change. I am going to make an honest effort to be active in my life no matter what! Working part time is a blessing in disguise…it will help me to remain active and working…and the idea will be easier to accept when I am full time. We need active lifestyles. Once my body adjusts to this crazy schedule (i give it a week), I can come home and do some yoga to relax, rather than just vegetate :) And swim at night even! Don’t assume what my limits are until I push them!!

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