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 18 things

How I did it
How to enjoy life
It took me
21 years
It made me
legit happy

How to go to India
It took me
4 months
It made me

How to update my wardrobe to something more mature.
It took me
3 months
It made me

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Recent entries
Complete 85 of the 100 Most Completed Goals (read all 4 entries…)
2014 update

1. Get a tattoo (last year, tattoo of a circle on my wrist)
2. Get married
3. Drink more water
4. Learn how to drive a stick-shift
5. Go skinny dipping
6. See the northern lights
7. Bake a cake (made a chocolate butter cream cake with Sean)
8. Buy a house
9. Read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
10. Swim with the dolphins
11. Graduate from college (May 2012…but it didn’t get me anywhere)
12. Go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
13. Meet someone famous
14. Skydive
15. Have a slumber party
16. Have oreos and milk together
17. Do ten full push-ups
18. Have a baby
19. Learn to play the guitar
20. Learn how to cook
21. Own a car (2002 honda)

keep searching for new, real music (read all 2 entries…)

How am I just discovering Gotye???
Love the feeling of finding real talent

donate 1 gallon of blood
Only negative about India...

Tried to donate today which would have ticked off this goal, but I discovered that I can’t donate for a YEAR because of the malaria risk present in India. So sad. Understandable, but so sad. India isn’t even listed as one of the countries that prevent you from giving blood in that packet you have to read every time, either. So annoying. Oh well. I guess I will finish this goal January 16th, 2013.

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