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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Sarah's Life List

  1. 1. ┌────────── Short Term ──────────┐
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. move out
    1 cheer
    3,451 people
  3. 3. ┌────────── Mid Term ──────────┐
    2 people
  4. 4. buy a record player
    1 cheer
    102 people
  5. 5. release a bookcrossing book
    3 cheers
    51 people
  6. 6. ┌───────── Long Term ─────────┐
    1 cheer
    4 people
  7. 7. see Sigur Ros live
    71 people
  8. 8. see Alt-J in concert
    1 person
  9. 9. watch all the episodes of Death Note
    3 people
  10. 10. watch all the movies on my movie list
    1 entry
    107 people
  11. 11. watch the Top 100 movies
    1 entry
    1,306 people
  12. 12. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    570 people
  13. 13. become a graphic designer
    2 cheers
    267 people
  14. 14. ┌────────── Permanently ──────────┐
    1 person
  15. 15. floss more
    1 cheer
    395 people
  16. 16. Learn lucid dreaming
    1 cheer
    202 people
  17. 17. master the law of attraction
    6 cheers
    304 people
  18. 18. ┌────────── Personality ──────────┐
    1 person
  19. 19. be independent
    4 cheers
    965 people
  20. 20. be more spontaneous
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1,225 people
  21. 21. regret nothing
    4 cheers
    408 people
  22. 22. Be a better friend
    4 cheers
    6,275 people
  23. 23. be proud of myself
    5 cheers
    550 people
  24. 24. ┌────────── Travel ──────────┐
    1 person
  25. 25. visit Iceland
    903 people
  26. 26. visit copenhagen
    39 people
  27. 27. see the northern lights
    4 cheers
    19,115 people
  28. 28. go to Venice
    3 cheers
    227 people
  29. 29. travel to Nepal
    70 people

How I did it
How to learn to cook
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to read "Brave New World"
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
re-read 1984

How to henna my hair
It took me
1 day
It made me
not 100% satisfied

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Recent entries
watch the Top 100 movies

1 The Godfather
2 The Shawshank Redemption
3 Schindler’s List
4 Raging Bull
5 Casablanca
6 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
7 Gone with the Wind
8 Citizen Kane
9 The Wizard of Oz
10 Titanic
11 Lawrence of Arabia
12 Sunset Blvd.
13 The Godfather: Part II
14 Psycho
15 Vertigo
16 On the Waterfront
17 Forrest Gump
18 The Sound of Music
19 West Side Story
20. Star Wars
21 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

22 2001: A Space Odyssey
23 The Silence of the Lambs
24 Chinatown
25 The Bridge on the River Kwai
26 Singin’ in the Rain
27 It’s a Wonderful Life
28 12 Angry Men
29 Chicago
30 Shakespeare in Love
31 Amadeus
32 Apocalypse Now
33 Gandhi
34 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
35 Gladiator
36 From Here to Eternity
37 Saving Private Ryan
38 Unforgiven
39 Raiders of the Lost Ark
40 Rocky
41 Some Like It Hot
42 The Best Years of Our Lives
43 A Streetcar Named Desire
44 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
45 The Philadelphia Story
46 To Kill a Mockingbird
47 My Fair Lady
48 Ben-Hur
49 Doctor Zhivago
50 Jaws
51 Patton
52 Dances with Wolves
53 Braveheart
54 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
55 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
56 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
57 High Noon
58 The Apartment
59 Platoon
60 The Pianist
61 Goodfellas
62 The Exorcist
63 The Deer Hunter
64 All Quiet on the Western Front
65 The French Connection
66 City Lights
67 It Happened One Night
68 A Place in the Sun
69 Midnight Cowboy
70 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
71 An American in Paris
72 Annie Hall
73 Rain Man
74 The Grapes of Wrath
75 Out of Africa
76 Good Will Hunting
77 Terms of Endearment
78 Tootsie
79 Fargo
80 Shane
81 Giant
82 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
83 Network
84 Nashville
85 Wuthering Heights
86 The Graduate
87 American Graffiti
88 Pulp Fiction
89 The African Queen
90 Stagecoach
91 Mutiny on the Bounty
92 The Maltese Falcon
93 A Clockwork Orange
94 Taxi Driver
95 Double Indemnity
96 Rebel Without a Cause
97 Rear Window
98 The Third Man
99 North by Northwest
100 Yankee Doodle Dandy

be more spontaneous (read all 2 entries…)

Reading my entry from over one year ago I feel like I developed so much. It’s incredible.

I worked hard on my behavior with the goal to live life to the fullest, stop overthinking but rather doing things! To me this goal goes hand in hand with my other goal “regret nothing” because sometimes being spontaneous isn’t only good.

The last year I changed a lot and my personality has grown a lot. Now I’m a lot more spontaneous than I was before. I don’t hold myself back when somebody asks me to go out in half an hour.
Because of this new attitude for me I experienced a lot of wonderful days with people I rarely met before!

Nevertheless I don’t feel like I finished this goal. I’m changing so much right now, graduation is coming closer and closer and I feel ready to go out into the big great world and get out of my comfort zone! I love my life!

Do the 30 Day Long Distance Relationship Challenge (read all 30 entries…)
Day 30

Day 30: Where do you see your future going with him/her?

I see a bright future. The first step is that we’ll live together for one month in May and then see if everything goes well. Then I plan to work at his place for threee months (July until September) before we fly to India and travel the east coast together. After that we’ll stay at my hometown and I’ll do an internship before I apply at universities in Germany. I’m so excited for the future and hope everything will continue to be so amazing as it is right now. Or even better!

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