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
 

texassunnygirl's Life List

  1. 1. document my life better
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    136 people
  2. 2. write my autobiography
    581 people
  3. 3. Read Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century
    574 people
  4. 4. drink more water
    20,173 people
  5. 5. grow vegetables
    1 entry
    179 people
  6. 6. swim with whales
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    83 people
  7. 7. design clothes
    1,154 people
  8. 8. learn to make clothes
    329 people
  9. 9. Learn fluent French
    131 people
  10. 10. Learn to identify plants, flowers, and trees
    117 people
  11. 11. Buy original art
    1 cheer
    80 people
  12. 12. learn how to make mosaics
    1 cheer
    16 people
  13. 13. earn my own money
    1 entry
    31 people
  14. 14. talk to strangers
    1 entry
    666 people
  15. 15. be more adventurous
    1 entry
    309 people
  16. 16. Live Green
    1 cheer
    129 people
  17. 17. lay in the grass and stare at the clouds
    308 people
  18. 18. get my driver's license
    1 entry
    5,141 people
  19. 19. have more parties
    1 cheer
    42 people
  20. 20. not eat junk food for a week
    1 entry
    31 people
  21. 21. go to Africa
    1 cheer
    1,742 people
  22. 22. only eat when I'm hungry
    1 cheer
    564 people
  23. 23. never lose my sense of wonder; always appreciate the little things
    2 cheers
    27 people
  24. 24. narrow my wardrobe down to things i like to wear
    1 cheer
    1 person
  25. 25. write a book and have it published
    2,676 people
  26. 26. do a real chin-up
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. live by the ocean
    2 cheers
    666 people
  28. 28. read all the books I own
    1,276 people
  29. 29. join a book club
    1 entry
    503 people
  30. 30. give my parents as much as they have given me
    1 cheer
    388 people
  31. 31. make a book of my favorite quotes
    1 entry
    21 people
  32. 32. run 5 miles
    185 people
  33. 33. learn to teach yoga
    1 entry
    10 people
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learn to teach yoga
always a student

i’ve been practicing for 10 years now. i take such pleasure in linking postures into a practice. i would like to turn others onto this discipline. hatha flow is my preferred style though i often practice iyengar and ashtanga. anyone have a good ashram to recommend? somewhere near france?



Get a tattoo I wouldn't regret
star belly

i like to think of myself as a star bellied sneach, a character from a dr seuss book. in high school i had an older boyfriend with arms covered in tattoos. he offered me one for my birthday and without putting much, if any thought into it, i found myself suppine in the tattoo parlour getting a sun etched around my belly button. it was painful. she’d only completed the outline when i croaked, ” are you almost finished?” ready to faint. “yes, almost done,” she answered, then proceeded to fill it in for nearly an hour. when my mom saw it she cried. my dad said it was ugly. all my friends thought it was fake and tried to rub it off. i like that it is discreet. people only see it when i’m in my bikini. i love it still today, ten years later. once i had a dream that i woke up and it wasn’t there anymore. i though to myself, well, i guess i’ll have to go get it tattooed on again. now my mom says, “i think it’s cute.” people ask, ” what will happen when you have a baby?” i’m convinced it will stretch out to resemble an octopus but i’ll worry about that day when it comes.



be more adventurous
loner

i do explore the city on my own: architecture, shops, parks, museums… there is an element of adventure to these wanderings but i want more. safaris in africa, ashrams in india, mountain tops in asia, ruins in south america, whale migrations in the pacific. there are so many worlds that i’ve yet to become acquainted with. until then i’ll just daydream.



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