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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kristen's Life List

  1. 1. have children
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    4,513 people
  2. 2. Drive a stick
    70 people
  3. 3. publish a book
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    2,597 people
  4. 4. watch the AFI Top 100 American movies
    351 people
  5. 5. go on tour
    221 people
  6. 6. figure out what to do with my wedding dress
    1 person
  7. 7. Do NaNoWriMo
    689 people
  8. 8. sew a quilt
    145 people
  9. 9. sew a skirt
    83 people
  10. 10. learn how to make batik
    1 entry
    23 people
  11. 11. dye batik
    1 person
  12. 12. batik fabric
    1 person
  13. 13. go rock climbing
    845 people
  14. 14. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  15. 15. Be on time
    1,022 people
  16. 16. become a notary public
    70 people
  17. 17. write a book
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    31,381 people
  18. 18. go to the albuquerque international balloon fiesta
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    1 person
  19. 19. Visit mexico
    198 people
  20. 20. see all 50 states
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    377 people
  21. 21. get more degrees than a thermometer
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    1 person
  22. 22. see more sunrises
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    159 people
  23. 23. take more photographs
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    1,729 people
  24. 24. whiten my teeth
    2,112 people
  25. 25. create my own website
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    5,765 people
  26. 26. try flavor tripping
    2 people
Recent entries
learn to use a sewing machine
sewing machine

My husband got me a sewing machine for Christmas. I was intimidated out of getting one for a long time, but I’m so glad I got over that! It is lightyears faster than hand sewing, and I’m so excited to make some new stuff! I’m almost done with my first project- an apron :)

learn how to make batik

I dyed some batik fabric in my tenth grade art class, but don’t remember the process at all. I want to figure it out again, dye some myself, and incorporate them into some textile art.

learn to swing dance
so fun

my husband and i took a class through UT informal classes ( if you live in austin) to learn to dance swing for our wedding. it paid off because we had a fun, cool dance to start off our marriage, and the exercise is SO FUN!

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