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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Nara K

is moving to New York.

I'm doing 29 things

Nara K's Life List

  1. 1. love and be loved
    2,618 people
  2. 2. write a novel
    11,515 people
  3. 3. live simply
    3,222 people
  4. 4. smile more
    3,618 people
  5. 5. Allow myself to only be treated well by the people I choose to have friendships and relationships with. If they do not, I need to find the courage to move on without them.
    267 people
  6. 6. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
  7. 7. get a Master's degree
    2,999 people
  8. 8. become fluent in Mandarin Chinese
    33 people
  9. 9. pay off my student loans
    1 cheer
    2,981 people
  10. 10. get married, stay married, and live happily ever after
    1,898 people
  11. 11. adopt a child
    1,777 people
  12. 12. hug a penguin
    139 people
  13. 13. buy my mother a new oven
    1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. visit China
    880 people
  15. 15. Go back to Morocco
    6 people
  16. 16. climb Mt. Fuji
    157 people
  17. 17. learn Korean
    1,392 people
  18. 18. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  19. 19. visit Egypt
    1,072 people
  20. 20. Do NaNoWriMo
    689 people
  21. 21. learn arabic
    2,364 people
  22. 22. learn ballroom dancing
    406 people
  23. 23. design my own tattoo
    5,055 people
  24. 24. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  25. 25. see Daft Punk in concert
    7 people
  26. 26. see The Prodigy in concert
    1 person
  27. 27. see DJ Tiesto LIVE
    4 people
  28. 28. see U2 in concert
    224 people
  29. 29. see Tool in concert
    30 people
Recent entries
study abroad in japan
2 more weeks!

Just two weeks left before I leave for an 8-week summer program in Tokyo. I’m so excited!

Dye my hair green
I enjoyed it.

I did this for the first time about ~4 months ago, and I had a lot of fun with it. The wide range of people’s reactions were very amusing, too. (I hadn’t told anyone that I was planning to do this.) Probably my favorite comment was from a professor who said, “You know, if I didn’t know that people aren’t supposed to have green hair, I’d say that it looks completely natural on you.”

It was definitely a worthwhile experience, but on the other hand, I’m not sure if I’d ever do it again. The dark green shade faded very quickly into this muddy green-brown color, and I had to redye it every 3-4 weeks to go back to the shade I really wanted. Also, the dye stains everything, even weeks later. My pillow covers will probably never look the same again.


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