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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Laura Marie

learn german
What a wonderful phrase

I’ve been to germany, and met so many wonderful people there. But what really inspired me was how double sided the language can be. On one hand it is certainly harsh, fast, and quite intense to listen to. But I remember one night in Freiburg, I was with my couchsurfing host, her roommate pulled out a guitar and began to sing. She sung of how she was going to travel the world leaving her love behind in the bubble that he so chose to stay in. Her voice was so soft that I couldn’t believe that she wasn’t speaking english. That was the moment where all my expectations of german where shattered. This language was much more than just some powerful verbs, this language was beautiful.

learn how to drive stick-shift
A usefull skill

Most people that I know who drive stick shifts say that they would never choose to go back to automatic. Something about “being in more control of the car”. I’ve driven motorcycles, it must be a similar concept.

do something that surprises, inspires, and terrifies me
Soon enough..

The world is a big place, there has to be something.

shave my head

I’d like to shave my head and stand in the rain. I haven’t grown the balls to do it just yet however, and now I’m thinking that winter time might be a bit cold. I’d like to touch my head someday and feel my skin rather than my hair. Someday, someday..



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