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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sunshinesmileysteph's Life List

  1. 1. Worry less.
    4,724 people
  2. 2. heal old wounds
    8 people
  3. 3. see more live music
    663 people
  4. 4. go to bed earlier
    1 entry
    1,761 people
  5. 5. scuba dive more
    1 entry
    85 people
  6. 6. not settle for second best
    2 people
  7. 7. clean out the clutter
    3 entries
    141 people
  8. 8. send a postcard to postsecret
    1 entry
    2,965 people
  9. 9. move to NYC
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    410 people
  10. 10. spend more time outdoors
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    954 people
  11. 11. be happy on my own
    1 entry
    113 people
  12. 12. pay off my credit card
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,436 people
  13. 13. live in Quebec
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7 people
  14. 14. travel the world
    2 entries
    21,175 people
  15. 15. Make the most of my 20's
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    668 people

How I did it
How to say yes more
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to do something new every month
It took me
1 year
It made me
Very happy!

Recent entries
travel the world (read all 2 entries…)
2010 - India

Still going!
In 2010 I made a big trip to India which pretty much wiped out my budget to travel anywhere else for the rest of the year (gutting) but it was so worth it. I got pretty sick towards the end of the trip but it didn’t ruin my trip at all… I carried on as normal and had the most amazing time.
I also managed to visit Paris.
For 2011 I have high hopes – looking into Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with a trip to visit my friends in USA. fingers crossed!

travel on my own

I finally took the plunge – I fly and visit various countries I know on my own all the time so this one was totally out of my comfort zone. So I booked my trip and went around Central America! I ended up meeting a really cool group of people and some of them are still my friends now!
I would totally recommend it!
If going on your own completely is too scary then book with a tour company and become part of a group.
It was honestly the best thing I have ever done!

stick to a budget
Cash all the way!

I’ve finally gotten my budget sorted. I calculate my money every month – yes it stresses me out! So I’ve sorted my budget. I know all my outgoings and when they come out each month. All my bills except gas/electric are direct debits and I top up the others with an account key.
Everything else I have started paying cash for. It works. I am finally aware of how much I’m spending and also now where I’m spending it. I used to just fritter money away with the swipe of a card because it was so easy to do. I took some cash out one day and spent it without even thinking and then thought I’d lost some until I worked it all out. I’m now strictly sticking to my budget and saving for things I really want – a trip around the world and a house!

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