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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chase a tornado

Because I used to dream about them all the time.

Attend the Academy Awards ceremony

Just to see the show

pose for spencer tunick

2005, Bruges.
Very very very cold but great experience !

start a blog

but I’m not sure if anyone would care reading it…

learn Portugese

such a beautiful language ! like music.

do a split

just this once…. I was 19 and warming up for a sports event, like a gym display but nothing fancy. While warming up all of a sudden I sat down in a split !
Never been able to do it again since.

Learn Violin

I love the instrument. I was kind of hoping my daughter would do it, but she choose the clarinet. I can’t afford the lessons yet, but perhaps later I will.

write a book

Although I don’t think I ever will, still from time to time the thought of my own book appeals to me.

sleep under the stars
spare bed

A few summers ago, I built a spare bed in the garden and slept in it, along with my 2 kids, untill dawn. We had a little camp fire going and each time I opened my eyes, I saw a falling star ! (It was August)
The blankets on top were all wet and soggy with dew, but when the sun came up, it dried immediately.

get an awesome job
night nurse

I work as a night nurse in a psychiatric hospital… Love the work, the patients, awesome collegues and nice wages !

win the lottery
one of these days

money doesn’t make you happy, but it makes things a bit easier…



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