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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staceysaurusrex's Life List

  1. 1. fall in love again
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  2. 2. learn to sew
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  3. 3. get another tattoo
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  4. 4. exercise more
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  5. 5. graduate from college
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  6. 6. visit all 50 states
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  7. 7. Learn to play the guitar
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  8. 8. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
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  9. 9. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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  10. 10. kill the bug in my room
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  11. 11. Fall in love
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  12. 12. read the Bible in a year
    265 people
  13. 13. Get a new job
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  14. 14. be in love (and be loved in return) every day for the rest of my life
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  15. 15. master CSS
    711 people
  16. 16. write a novel
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  17. 17. Get a Red Sox tatoo!
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  18. 18. Send a postcard to Postsecret
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get an apple powerbook

Beware of Apple’s stupid warranty (or lack thereof). The clasp that holds my computer shut broke and they think they are going to charge me $600 to replace it even though I spent $300 on an “AppleCare” extended warranty. Bull.

design my own tattoo

I showed the artist what I drew and he replicated it completely wrong. Only, I didn’t know until he started filling in what I wanted to stay flesh colored, because in his proof it wasn’t filled in. Awesome.

stop biting my nails

I stopped after 17 years of doing it.

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