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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thepoptartqueen's Life List

  1. 1. buy a house
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  2. 2. one day get married
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    3 people
  3. 3. database my movies
    1 person
  4. 4. retire by 55
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    14 people
  5. 5. Get a second master's degree
    17 people
  6. 6. finish my afghan
    19 people
  7. 7. learn yoga
    3,012 people
  8. 8. lose 15 pounds
    3,472 people
  9. 9. eat more sushi
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    197 people
  10. 10. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  11. 11. buy a wii
    73 people
  12. 12. scuba dive
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    2,504 people
  13. 13. pick up art again
    1 cheer
    2 people
  14. 14. learn to swing/ballroom/salsa dance
    1 cheer
    2 people
  15. 15. get Joe a Welsh Corgi
    1 person
  16. 16. take a cruise
    610 people
  17. 17. start volunteering at the humane society
    1 person
  18. 18. get out of debt
    12,271 people
  19. 19. learn italian
    6,590 people
  20. 20. buy a car by myself
    3 people
  21. 21. relax more
    318 people
  22. 22. visit more museums
    85 people
  23. 23. sky dive
    2,662 people
  24. 24. laugh more
    1,870 people
  25. 25. learn to make drinks
    4 people
  26. 26. spend New Year's in another country
    4 people
  27. 27. use my passport before it expires
    0 people
  28. 28. fill my wine rack
    1 person
  29. 29. have kids
    3,559 people
  30. 30. go to Hawaii
    1,944 people
  31. 31. read the entire Wheel of Time series
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    4 people
Recent entries
Work out more often
Joined a gym

My apartment complex has a deal with Pure Fitness. Usually it would be $50 per person for a membership that lasts as long as you live at our complex. We joined when they were having a sale, $35/person. Knowing that we only have the one-time cost makes it well worth the money! We’ve worked out way more and I feel a lot better.

Get a new Computer
I heart my new laptop!

It’s official! I have my new laptop set up and ready to go. It’s a graduation gift from my parents, only a year early so I can write my thesis on it. Sure I won’t get anything big on my graduation, other than a degree, but this is so worth it. Now I just have to figure out that blasted wireless router.

spend more time with Joe

Now that summer is out, and Joe’s car died, we’re spending a whole lot of time together. This past weekend we went to Benbrook Lake, bought a tent and went to a farewell bar-b-que. Lots of fun.

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