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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I'm doing 33 things
 

teezilla's Life List

  1. 1. Time travel.
    1 cheer
    374 people
  2. 2. Become well known for my art.
    5 cheers
    2 people
  3. 3. Paint a mural on a well-known building.
    1 person
  4. 4. Become an industrial designer.
    2 cheers
    7 people
  5. 5. Uniquely paint every room of my future house.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Design a tshirt and get it on La Fraise or Threadless.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  7. 7. Take a photo everyday for a year.
    33 people
  8. 8. Get my black book published.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  9. 9. Get matching tattoos with my mom.
    1 cheer
    3 people
  10. 10. Write and illustrate my own children's book and get it published.
    1 person
  11. 11. Be the mother of 2 mixed kids.
    1 person
  12. 12. Document my kids' lives through photography.
    1 person
  13. 13. Slowdance on top of a roof to Lifehouse's "Hanging By A Moment (Acoustic)."
    1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
    1 cheer
    57 people
  15. 15. Fly in a hot air balloon.
    410 people
  16. 16. Send a message in a bottle
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    4,120 people
  17. 17. Grow up.
    541 people
  18. 18. Forgive everybody for everything, no matter what they did.
    1 person
  19. 19. Learn how to cook.
    1 cheer
    1,731 people
  20. 20. Keep my promises.
    1 entry
    125 people
  21. 21. Study abroad in Japan.
    41 people
  22. 22. Make a time capsule with my best friends.
    8 people
  23. 23. Adopt a giraffe from the SF Zoo.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. Meet Andrew McMahon.
    109 people
  25. 25. Inspire someone.
    1 cheer
    1,620 people
  26. 26. Bake amazing cupcakes.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. Attend classes everyday for a semester.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Stop biting my nails.
    7,260 people
  29. 29. Go on a road trip with no predetermined destination.
    21,501 people
  30. 30. Get lasik eye surgery.
    209 people
  31. 31. Get my palm read.
    1 cheer
    161 people
  32. 32. Use my skateboard regularly.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. Stay happy.
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    229 people
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stay happy (read all 4 entries…)
This Month's Forecast:

The sky will come crashing down like the news of an intimate suicide.

Anyways, I’m thinking about changing this goal to “Be Happy.” instead of “Stay Happy.” Shit would make more sense that way.



stay happy (read all 4 entries…)
State Of Bliss; Am I Dreaming?

“Waking up, I see that everything is okay. The first time in my life and now it’s so great. Slowing down, I look around and I’m so amazed: I think about the little things that make life great.”

No more relying on other people to make me smile. :).



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Our Screwups Are The Things We Ought To Revel In

One day, everything inside me will pile up and explode into a billion little pieces.

But I’m thinking that when that day comes, it might save me. And as contradictory as it sounds. It might make me whole.

But for now. Fuck my life.



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