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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sparklypoof's Life List

  1. 1. write a children's book
    1,449 people
  2. 2. grow my hair long
    3,836 people
  3. 3. Get more sleep
    4,453 people
  4. 4. visit all 50 states
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    9,057 people
  5. 5. Lose 35Lbs. and keep it off
    2 people
  6. 6. build muscle
    406 people
  7. 7. declutter my life
    579 people
  8. 8. design my own backyard landscaping
    1 person
  9. 9. go on a cruise
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  10. 10. set up an art studio and sell my art
    2 people
  11. 11. Achieve the 100-pushup challenge
    1 entry
    1 person
  12. 12. visit every ocean in the world
    1 person
  13. 13. stop being afraid of being out of control
    1 person
  14. 14. look good in a bikini
    567 people
  15. 15. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  16. 16. learn another language
    4,246 people
  17. 17. learn to play the ukulele
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Recent entries
Achieve the 100-pushup challenge

I’m in week two currently of the 100-pushup challenge! I’ve already gone from being able to do 2 pushups to 6+ in 2 weeks – surely 100 is not too far off? ;)

Have a beautiful wedding at home
Planning our wedding :D

After 5 years of dating and 2.5 living together, we’re engaged and planning a small wedding to be held at the house we just bought. This goal is pretty much guaranteed to be reached by May 2009 – and I can hardly wait!

run a marathon
Definitely worth doing!

My first marathon was the Marine Corps Marathon in October 2005, in Washington, DC. I trained w/Team in Training and raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – within 5 months I went from “Never ran a day in my life…” to “Running 3x/week” and ultimately to “Marathon Finisher”. I HIGHLY recommend getting involved in a running group – having someone there to bug you about your running and check in with your progress really made a difference in my training.

Running that marathon was a huge endeavor for me, and I think I’d do it again – especially now that enough time has passed that I can’t remember how much it hurt to get out of bed the next morning! ;) Good luck to all you out there training & congrats to my fellow marathon finishers! :)


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