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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Amy's Life List

  1. 1. own a tiger
    36 people
  2. 2. move back to Canada
    1 cheer
    27 people
  3. 3. own a pet raccoon
    8 people
  4. 4. Stop being jealous of everyone else
    1 cheer
    2 people
  5. 5. not be scared to socialize
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. keep track of every book i read this year
    1 cheer
    43 people
  7. 7. graduate from college
    6,121 people
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4 people
  9. 9. write backwards with my lefthand
    2 people
  10. 10. get off this damned continent
    1 person
  11. 11. learn gaelic
    620 people
  12. 12. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  13. 13. improve my vocabulary
    1 cheer
    1,115 people
  14. 14. Go up to a perfect stranger and pretend I know them
    2 cheers
    11 people
  15. 15. learn to play the violin
    1,782 people
  16. 16. Join the Peace Corps
    1 cheer
    2,467 people
  17. 17. remove tigers from the endangered species list
    1 person
  18. 18. reduce my environmental footprint
    1 cheer
    455 people
  19. 19. jump off a cliff (into water of course)
    26 people
  20. 20. buy an electric car or car fueled by biodiesel
    1 cheer
    2 people
  21. 21. read 100 books in 100 days
    1 entry
    3 people
  22. 22. be knighted
    1 cheer
    24 people
  23. 23. own a real sword
    7 people
  24. 24. start conversations
    6 people
  25. 25. allow myself to be late every now and then and stop arriving an hour early
    1 person
  26. 26. write about the American/Canadian wars
    1 person
  27. 27. stop being vindictive
    1 entry
    2 people
  28. 28. be more random
    15 people
  29. 29. join the Polar Bear Club
    39 people
  30. 30. get 43 people to join 43 things
    1 entry
    1 person
  31. 31. be the weirdest person I can possibly be
    1 person
  32. 32. talk to non-living things
    1 person
  33. 33. stop relying on others for my happiness
    3 people
  34. 34. I want to go to chapter (or retreat) and do random and strange things until everyone in phi lamb thinks I am completely insane. (this will be easy to accomplish since half the girls already do think it)
    1 person
  35. 35. have phone conversations with my friends
    1 person
  36. 36. learn to love myself
    1,573 people
  37. 37. live in a tree
    27 people
  38. 38. sleep on a rooftop under the stars
    240 people
  39. 39. read the bible in its entirety, but not just read it. understand and apply it.
    1 person
  40. 40. make more friends and have a closer friendship with current friends especially a certain two
    1 person
  41. 41. buy a professional video camera
    2 people
  42. 42. Know God on a deeper level
    1 person
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be able to do my gnome laugh without feeling stupid (read all 2 entries…)
Phi Lamb Retreat

So I finally summumed the courage and did my gnome laugh for a crowd of about 100 people. It was at Phi Lamb’s fall retreat. I had promised my friend Ericka that I would do it for her, but she kept trying to convince me to do it for the talent show. Everytime I said I would do it she said to wait till there were more people around. So, finally I signed up for the talent show and did it. It was so exhilarating and every one thought it was funny. I’m glad I did it and I didn’t feel stupid!

build a castle
Puppet Stage

This past spring break I went on mission trip with the college group at my church. The site I was on had several different things that needed to be done like painting rooms and installing stadium lights in the basketball court out side the church we were working at. I happened to be one of the ones who was working on building the stage for their new puppet show, which turned out to me in the form of a castle. I was so excited that I happened to one of 2 people doing that when 250 people went on the trip. It turned out looking really good, now I just have to build a real castle.

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