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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Anna's Life List

  1. 1. learn to sew
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  2. 2. organize my photos
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  3. 3. get a masters degree
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  4. 4. learn Tai Chi
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  5. 5. learn to swordfight
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  6. 6. grow my own vegetables
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  7. 7. learn hebrew
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  8. 8. see Prague
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  9. 9. learn pottery
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  10. 10. see the pyramids
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  11. 11. Be a winner at NaNoWriMo
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  12. 12. learn to take better photographs
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  13. 13. take a cooking class
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  14. 14. learn how to ballroom dance
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  15. 15. touch the Great Wall
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  16. 16. stretch enough to touch my toes
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I’m so excited! The plane tickets are purchased for next week. I’m making the hotel booking tomorrow. The place we’re looking at is near the Eiffel Tower.

I first went to Paris when I was 17, and I remember it very fondly. I’m almost afraid to go back, in case it’s not as wonderful as it was back then. But somehow, I think it’ll be okay.

The best part is, it’s just a short flight away. I could go again the next week… Hell, I could go for a day.

I kinda regret not taking the train, but hey, life goes on, right?

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