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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user1438's Life List

  1. 1. Create a savings account
    1 cheer
    7 people
  2. 2. Learn to read tarot
    90 people
  3. 3. stop biting my nails
    1 cheer
    7,260 people
  4. 4. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  5. 5. declutter my room
    65 people
  6. 6. do a rain dance
    3 people
  7. 7. make the first move...
    92 people
  8. 8. start a daily bedtime routine
    9 people
  9. 9. Learn when to stand my ground, when to let things slide and when to meet halfway
    3 people
  10. 10. visit sweden
    1 cheer
    202 people
  11. 11. Experience a rain forest canopy tour.
    1 person
  12. 12. Reorganize my party closet.
    1 person
  13. 13. Choose a cause to support.
    1 person
  14. 14. Create and maintain an eating plan that balances home meals and eating out.
    1 person
  15. 15. Carve out vacation time every quarter.
    1 person
  16. 16. subscribe to a magazine
    4 people
  17. 17. learn how to stitch
    2 people
  18. 18. clean up my email accounts
    1 person
  19. 19. pay my bills on time
    330 people
  20. 20. Define my core values
    19 people
  21. 21. Learn how to make 3 of my favorite restaraunt dishes.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. Send my co-workers friendly e-mails monthly for the rest of the school year
    1 person
  23. 23. Set and maintain a regular dance class schedule for 3 months
    1 person
  24. 24. Write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  25. 25. Create a list of qualities for my ideal partner.
    1 person
  26. 26. Experience a healthy romantic relationship
    1 cheer
    0 people
  27. 27. Remove 50 Facebook friends
    3 entries
    1 person
  28. 28. Save up for oral surgery
    1 person
  29. 29. Read more non-fiction
    96 people
  30. 30. Take a vacation with my friends
    1 cheer
    4 people
  31. 31. Take a family vacation
    40 people
  32. 32. Meet Ryan Gosling
    17 people
  33. 33. See a giant octopus
    1 cheer
    7 people
  34. 34. Skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  35. 35. Archive my photos
    5 people
  36. 36. Re-organize my computer's files
    2 people
  37. 37. Find a mentor
    3 cheers
    171 people
  38. 38. Start and maintain a blog
    1 cheer
    36 people
  39. 39. Take and distribute a family photo
    1 person
  40. 40. Maintain a regular house cleaning/maintenance schedule (through August)
    1 person
Recent entries
Avoid event planning for at least 3 months.
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I have decided it is okay to plan events for others, particularly if they request my services or if it can be my birthday gift to them. This goal means no event planning for myself, or for the sake of having an event.

I’ve made it through a whole month!! :)

I also have one person in my life in charge of nudging me when it sounds like I may be going into “planning mode”, so that has been incredibly helpful.

Remove 50 Facebook friends (read all 3 entries…)
Beginning of February update

Although I would’ve liked to have met this already, I’m finding it challenging to balance removing people and adding new people and how that factors into my goal. I’m not comfortable with saying I won’t add anymore people in order to meet some fixed number I just made up. Instead, I am going to aim to remove another 20 or so whom I no longer follow or keep up with by the end of Feb.

Remove 50 Facebook friends (read all 3 entries…)
A few days later...

I’m at 479 friends now. It’s starting to get more difficult, but it definitely feels good to finally remove people whom I either don’t know at all anymore or I don’t want to even have floating in the ether of my Facebook. :)

I’m trying my best to complete my goal by the first week of January!

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