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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spinninghead's Life List

  1. 1. become a teacher
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  2. 2. learn to cook more things
    36 people
  3. 3. Win a lindy hop competition
    2 people
  4. 4. record a demo
    91 people
  5. 5. see Aurora Borealis
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  6. 6. get into grad school
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  7. 7. scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
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  8. 8. become fluent in spanish
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  9. 9. Swim with dolphins
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  10. 10. hike half dome
    112 people
  11. 11. Read my Bible more
    558 people
  12. 12. volunteer with rape crisis
    3 people
  13. 13. publish a book of poetry
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    363 people
  14. 14. learn to SCUBA dive
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  15. 15. find a cure for cancer
    166 people
  16. 16. go hot air ballooning
    136 people
  17. 17. Have Kids
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  18. 18. Get married....and STAY married
    500 people
  19. 19. Go skiing
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travel alone

It’s good in some ways to travel alone, cos then you don’t have to worry about anyone but yourself on your trip. However, you have to be really prepared, and it’s still hard not to rely on others for any help at all, as far as directions, etc. When I travelled alone, I still needed a lot of help from others, and it was cool that most everyone was really nice and helpful when I needed it. :)

travel by train

On the east coast, it’s not so bad, because Amtrak owns the tracks over there so they don’t have to stop and get permission to go on the tracks every now and then. But if you want to travel on the west coast, do NOT take the train unless you want a LONG trip – delay after delay happens, and freight trains take priority over passenger trains. :/

boogie board

This is a lot of fun! You’ve got to get the timing right with the waves, but other than that, it’s easy! I went last week at Cayucos here in California. _

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