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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twilightangel321's Life List

  1. 1. Join AmeriCorps
    68 people
  2. 2. learn the thriller dance
    1 cheer
    2,733 people
  3. 3. create a list of 100 must-read books and read them.
    1,074 people
  4. 4. learn how to drive stick-shift
    1 cheer
    4,442 people
  5. 5. Speak French fluently
    1 cheer
    2,308 people
  6. 6. try acupuncture
    1 cheer
    115 people
  7. 7. show up at the airport with a bag & a passport & take the first flight available.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    576 people
  8. 8. get married
    1 cheer
    21,332 people
  9. 9. ride a helicopter over the grand canyon
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  10. 10. skydive
    1 entry
    11,428 people
  11. 11. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  12. 12. live in New York City
    2 cheers
    2,842 people
  13. 13. work on/ be in a movie
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  14. 14. scuba dive
    2,504 people
  15. 15. travel to every continent
    1 cheer
    1,501 people
  16. 16. Travel to Australia and hold a koala bear
    2 cheers
    3 people
  17. 17. be fluent in Spanish
    1 cheer
    1,142 people
  18. 18. Walk the Great Wall of China
    642 people
  19. 19. get laser eye surgery
    614 people
  20. 20. go to India
    2 cheers
    1,293 people
  21. 21. Kiss in the rain
    1 cheer
    15,004 people
  22. 22. go to outer space
    141 people
  23. 23. Don't quit dancing
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  24. 24. Join the Peace Corps
    2,467 people
  25. 25. write a book and have it published
    2,675 people
  26. 26. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  27. 27. Play in an orchestra
    54 people
  28. 28. watch the AFI Top 100 American movies
    351 people
  29. 29. join the foreign service
    19 people
  30. 30. own a beagle
    1 entry
    9 people
  31. 31. Fall in love
    27,212 people
  32. 32. appear in the credits of a movie
    39 people
  33. 33. adopt
    669 people
  34. 34. spend less time on the internet
    1,064 people
  35. 35. Stop watching TV
    1 cheer
    400 people
  36. 36. make a documentary
    1 cheer
    608 people
  37. 37. Attend The Ellen Degeneres Show
    8 people
  38. 38. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  39. 39. Take a cooking class
    1 cheer
    850 people
  40. 40. Travel to Costa Rica
    130 people
  41. 41. live in london
    1,467 people
  42. 42. become a production designer
    3 people
  43. 43. knit a scarf
    566 people

How I did it
How to learn to knit
It took me
30 days
It made me

How to drink eight glasses of water each day
It took me
5 years
It made me

How to ride in a hot air baloon
It took me
8 years
It made me

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Recent entries
Learn to knit
Class tomorrow!

I’m very excited, tomorrow me and my sister will learn how to knit in a 2.5 hour class. I hope this will be a lifelong skill and I can knit scarves for friends and families in the future.

own a beagle

I love beagles and want to have one someday.

exercise regularly

I think this is a continuous life goal but I’m aware of my health and try to exercise any change I can whether it’s parking farther away or taking the stairs instead of the elevator I try and get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day and have some variety in my work outs. I feel great! I’ve yet to regret taking time to exercise. You can do it!

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