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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theOtherAngela's Life List

  1. 1. Read more
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  2. 2. eat more fruits and veggies
    156 people
  3. 3. stop being scared
    165 people
  4. 4. Play the piano more
    258 people
  5. 5. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  6. 6. use linux more often than windows
    9 people
  7. 7. find a job i love
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    2,023 people
  8. 8. learn how to make espresso drinks
    5 people
  9. 9. Write more
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  10. 10. Crochet more
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  11. 11. Make a quilt
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  12. 12. Learn to sew my own clothes!
    410 people
  13. 13. be a better photographer
    421 people
  14. 14. expand my vocabulary
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  15. 15. Exercise more consistently
    6 people
  16. 16. learn to cook Middle Eastern food
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  17. 17. worry less about what others think
    44 people
  18. 18. marry my best friend
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    342 people
  19. 19. learn to cook indian food
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  20. 20. Grow roses and herbs in my garden
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  21. 21. improve my memory
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  22. 22. read all of Hemingway's major works
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  23. 23. improve my spanish
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  24. 24. watch more Marx brothers movies
    1 person
  25. 25. have a beautiful, healthy baby
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  26. 26. get all of my stuff out of my parents' house
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  27. 27. visit all 50 states
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  28. 28. Visit Scotland
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  29. 29. Visit Ireland
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  30. 30. Visit Australia
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  31. 31. Visit Spain
    670 people
  32. 32. Visit Italy
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  33. 33. learn german
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  34. 34. Visit Germany
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  35. 35. backpack through Europe
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  36. 36. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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  37. 37. ride in a hot air balloon
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  38. 38. see the aurora borealis
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  39. 39. see the Cirque De Soleil
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marry my best friend

the M word has not come up yet, but we’re talking more about the future, about our future together, our plans and hopes and the things we’re looking forward to. I know we both want this to last a long time

make my own coffee liqueur

I’ve finally got all the ingredients I need… I’m doing this tomorrow, 3/2/07!

and I can say now, a month later, that I think it turned out really well! I’ve been enjoying tiny sips of it every now and then, or adding a smidge to a cup of coffee.

visit all 50 states
so far...

33 down, 17 to go!


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