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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Meet Barack Obama
Time and Away

It’s funny that I picked this goal before he was President. Now it doesn’t seem so important… Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s doing a fine job, but it seems so much less attainable now. I think I shall remove it from my list. Good luck to you others though.

find a job i love

Okay folks, Here’s the deal… I found a job I love, working for a company I love… but the pay hardly makes the bills. Is it worth a lifetime of struggling to survive to spend time in a place I want to be?

Win a Friday Night Magic tournament

Dude, keep at it. I hope you are doing well. My family owned a card shop for many years. I operated a white/blue angel deck, slow and relaxed, it was awesome to destroy folks in the middle game… most didn’t expect it.
I was beat a lot, everyone is… but when I won, it was graceful and elegant… I loved it. Keep processing your deck, refining it, and assimilating new cards. I know you can meet this goal. – Good luck.

master my finances
mastering actually happening

I’m doing better. Living within my means, Debt is going down, and even with the addition of some medical stuff, its under control. I feel like this goal is within my reach.

Pick coffee beans in Guatemala

I spent a day picking in Costa Rica… not quite there, but really close to my goal.

roast my own coffee

I’ve started roasting. Just frypan and a camp stove, but it works. I totally burnt my first batch… by the fifth try I started to get the heat regulated. its some of the worst/best coffee I ever tasted as I work on the technique.

Go running everyday

I’ve decided to edit this goal. Running everyday doesn’t really work out. Its just to hectic with all the jobs. I’ve decided on a distance goal in the next year. I want to run a marathon.

Visit Oregon
I live in Oregon

It is very nice here… It is like Canada. I am writing this on Birch bark…and it is appearing here in text…funny, huh.

watch the Top 100 movies
imdb top 100 movies

58 and counting…I’m having trouble finding the foreign ones.

see the northern lights
Aurora Borealis

Amazingly beautiful, and well worth the effort to see them.Its like Indiana Jones is grasping the end of a bright green whip, and lashing it through the sky.



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