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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I'm doing 11 things
 

snowblossom's Life List

  1. 1. adopt a dog from a shelter.
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    64 people
  2. 2. design a restaurant
    6 people
  3. 3. plant a vegetable garden
    1 entry
    306 people
  4. 4. be more earth Friendly
    7 people
  5. 5. find true love
    3,091 people
  6. 6. travel somewhere exotic
    1 entry
    12 people
  7. 7. find a job i love
    2,023 people
  8. 8. send more thank you notes
    30 people
  9. 9. ride an elephant
    1,061 people
  10. 10. bake more cookies
    26 people
  11. 11. have more fun
    1,328 people
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travel somewhere exotic
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I’m thinking about going on a cruise to The Bahamas, but I’m not sure if that counts as exotic.



plant a vegetable garden
past gardening failures

This past summer I was very excited to start a garden. I dig up a patch of the lawn and planted lettuce, broccoli, and peas. I figured I would start off small. Everything started to grow and I thought I was doing really well until we had some deer in the neighborhood that ate everything. My broccoli plants were about a foot high one day and chomped down to two inches the next. I thought some might grow back, but they never did. I pulled out the remains of my plants and decided to plant some tomato plants since I heard they were easy and deer won’t eat them. I was thrilled to see that the plants began growing tiny little green tomatoes pretty quickly. They got really big really fast, but then they never turned red. They were still green and hard as rocks. Its October and getting cold, and none of them have turned red and some have even started to rot. I have no idea what happened, but I am now determined to grow something, anything next spring.



adopt a dog from a shelter.
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I used to have a shih tzu but he passed away last October, almost a year ago and my house feels empty and strange without a dog in it. I’ve always had a dog, so this is new and weird to me. I would like to help a dog in need by adopting from a shelter, I feel that one of the best things anyone can do for a living being is to give it a loving home. I visit shelters on a regular basis, but I’m waiting until I find my perfect canine match.

I was at a shelter today and met a miniature pinscher named Jersey. She was so tiny and skinny and it was fairly cold in the kennel, so she was shaking. Her previous owners gave her up because they didn’t have enough time to care for a dog. My heart broke for her. I would have loved to take her home that minute, but I need to get the rest of my family on board first, which could be difficult.




 

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