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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Ryan's Life List

  1. 1. learn japanese
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10,794 people
  2. 2. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  3. 3. Not be so shy
    219 people
  4. 4. get in a fight
    231 people
  5. 5. stand up comedy
    86 people
  6. 6. fall in love with someone who is in love with me, too
    1 cheer
    55 people
  7. 7. Sing
    2,554 people
  8. 8. Fall in love
    1 cheer
    27,212 people
  9. 9. save somebody's life
    44 people
  10. 10. travel
    2 cheers
    9,238 people
  11. 11. be well-versed in etiquette
    2 cheers
    17 people
  12. 12. learn to ride a horse
    1 cheer
    705 people
  13. 13. learn to fence
    1 cheer
    517 people
  14. 14. make more friends
    2 cheers
    5,510 people
  15. 15. stop procrastinating
    2 cheers
    30,441 people
  16. 16. Get out of Florida
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    21 people
  17. 17. change the world
    1 cheer
    3,467 people
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Get out of Florida
I want mountains and hills.... oh and friends.

I can’t wait until I leave. It’s not bad, but Florida just isn’t for me. I grew up in Massachusetts. I miss being up there, my friends, the snow, the landscape that’s not just flat, leaves changing color in the fall, plants blooming in the spring.

Learn Japanese

I started learning Japanese back in October. I stopped for a month and a half but now I once again have the motivation to continue. Before I was using a program called Rosetta Stone. It’s a good program but I got tired of it. Now I’m doing a mix of things. Looking online, using a japanese dictionary, and listening more to Japanese music.


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