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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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I'm doing 38 things

whatev4keri's Life List

  1. 1. Be Kissed
    219 people
  2. 2. see the Christmas lights at Temple Square
    1 person
  3. 3. write books.
    287 people
  4. 4. go on a trail ride
    6 people
  5. 5. play piano
    529 people
  6. 6. Learn to play the ukelele
    130 people
  7. 7. Swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  8. 8. go on a cruise
    4,761 people
  9. 9. get a career
    135 people
  10. 10. Hot air baloon
    9 people
  11. 11. Ride a Camel
    522 people
  12. 12. go to egypt
    748 people
  13. 13. Fly First Class
    1,263 people
  14. 14. go to Shoshone falls
    1 person
  15. 15. Go to Hells Canyon.
    1 person
  16. 16. greece
    37 people
  17. 17. Fly a plane/helicopter
    1 person
  18. 18. go skinny dipping
    1 cheer
    3,193 people
  19. 19. go Iceskating
    50 people
  20. 20. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  21. 21. Move out!
    3,451 people
  22. 22. get Lasik.
    227 people
  23. 23. visit Machu Picchu.
    813 people
  24. 24. Have someone tell me they love me.
    2 people
  25. 25. learn French and Spanish.
    78 people
  26. 26. paint.
    1,475 people
  27. 27. hold hands
    60 people
  28. 28. lose weight.
    42,100 people
  29. 29. run at least a half-marathon, maybe work up to a full.
    1 person
  30. 30. get a massage
    1,039 people
  31. 31. read about Albert Schweitzer.
    1 person
  32. 32. Go Skydiving.
    7,881 people
  33. 33. Go Bungee-Jumping.
    36 people
  34. 34. Get a trainer.
    1 person
  35. 35. Go snowshoeing
    80 people
  36. 36. learn how to drive a stick-shift
    1 cheer
    88 people
  37. 37. learn how to dance.
    1 cheer
    965 people
  38. 38. visit all 50 states
    2 cheers
    9,057 people

How I did it
How to get a full time job
It took me
24 years
It made me

How to play behind a waterfall.
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel in awe!

How to hike Mount Borah, Idaho.
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel exhausted.

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Recent entries
go to havasupai

“The trailhead is located at Hualapai Hilltop. The trail can be traveled by foot, by horseback, or on a mule service the Havasupai offer. The mule service can also be purchased for luggage/packs only, which allows an easier hike and the ability to bring down more luxuries. The trail starts out at the hilltop, where it switch-backs down the side of the canyon for about ¾ of a mile. This is by far the most difficult part of the trail, and is much more difficult on the way back up. The trail is approximately 8 miles long to Supai, with an extra 2 miles added on in order to reach the campgrounds.”

sing in church

I sang a part of a quartet for a funeral as a favor for my friend’s friend. We kind of felt good about that, and so we sang for our church meeting, and for our friend’s church meeting. It was a great song, and I met some great people doing this. Although my legs were shaking and I was so nervous, I was glad to have my friends there to support me.

go cliff diving
What a rush!

I went to Havasupai with a bunch of my friends. We hiked to some gorgeous waterfalls and just jumped off. These were only about 12 feet high, so it was pretty simple. BUT we hiked a little further to where there are 40 foot cliffs that we could jump. So, I closed my eyes, ran to the edge of the cliff, looked down and stopped…freaked out a little, backed up, and then ran off the cliff! The landing is kind of rough, but I did it! We even hiked back to the same cliffs the next day and I jumped off again!

The sad this is, there were some 35 foot cliffs that my friend decided that he wanted to try to do a back flip off of, over rotated, and ended up busting the capillaries in his lung (causing him to cough blood) and giving him a broken rib.

Jumping off a cliff is stupid enough! DON’T PRESS YOUR LUCK! I have a video of his jump and it makes me cringe! I am just happy that I didn’t videotape him dying. Just a warning!


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