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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teachmetolove

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I'm doing 24 things
 

teachmetolove's Life List

  1. 1. Live spontaneously
    2 entries . 20 cheers
    35 people
  2. 2. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    5,412 people
  3. 3. Get to know more people in a less superficial way
    9 cheers
    5 people
  4. 4. address people by name more often
    10 cheers
    9 people
  5. 5. eat healthier
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    11,205 people
  6. 6. write a book... a good book that people will want to read
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    256 people
  7. 7. drink more water
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    20,188 people
  8. 8. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    3 entries . 11 cheers
    21,511 people
  9. 9. become better at small-talk
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    2,008 people
  10. 10. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    2 entries . 17 cheers
    2,044 people
  11. 11. meet my soulmate
    6 cheers
    697 people
  12. 12. decorate my place to make it look more like "me"
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    28 people
  13. 13. Design and build my own house
    7 cheers
    1,768 people
  14. 14. video tape more things
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  15. 15. Have my first kiss
    6 entries . 25 cheers
    1,337 people
  16. 16. buy a Vespa
    11 cheers
    354 people
  17. 17. learn to play the harmonica
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    989 people
  18. 18. cook more often
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    686 people
  19. 19. plant a vegetable garden
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    307 people
  20. 20. learn to swing dance
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,161 people
  21. 21. leave a letter in a library book for someone to find
    2 cheers
    234 people
  22. 22. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2 cheers
    2,968 people
  23. 23. find a boyfriend
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    763 people
  24. 24. take crazy pictures with someone in a photobooth
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    152 people

How I did it
How to learn the thriller dance
It took me
1 day
It made me
Invincible.


How to figure out what i want to do with my life
It took me
2 years
It made me
excited.


How to make new friends
It took me
2 years
It made me
miss everyone.


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take crazy pictures with someone in a photobooth
I always forget this poor little guy.

Why haven’t I done this yet? I know exactly where I can go to get it done and exactly the people I want to do it with. Actually I do know why this hasn’t been done yet. It’s such an easy overlooked thing that I only remember it after I log in to 43things.com and see it there, “take crazy pictures with someone in a photobooth,” barely hanging on at number 25 out of my 25. And then I think, “Oooh, damnit. Thats right.” Aaaaand then forget the second I log out. Great system. Also, I think this is something that I’ll never not want to do even after I do it. I will keep this as one of my things strictly as a reminder to keep doing it. Let’s get started!



go on a road trip with no predetermined destination (read all 3 entries…)
Opportunity!

Spring break ‘09? Maybe. Just maybe.



eat healthier
Not quite.

I go to the college that holds the title of 3rd best college food in the nation. Not great for healthful eating, however. I thought the freshmen 15 was always from alcohol. Well, I don’t drink, so HA, I figured I was exempt. No. I was wrong. I packed on the 15 before the end of first semester. This made me realize that I am eating less than healthfully. Is it my fault they have a sparkling array of desserts at all times of the day? No. Is it my fault for eating them? Hardly. I call it dessert propaganda. I need to start taking this healthy eating thing seriously. I will cry if I’m forced to move up a pant size. And come summertime, others will cry with the thought of me trying on swimsuits and modelling them for my friends in Macy’s.



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