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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Chelsea Steed




I'm doing 37 things
 

Chelsea Steed's Life List

  1. 1. travel the world
    4 cheers
    21,178 people
  2. 2. Live life like a fairy tale
    4 cheers
    13 people
  3. 3. Fall Ridiculously and Wrecklessly, head-over-heels in Love
    1 cheer
    387 people
  4. 4. Have a book dedicated to me
    1 cheer
    20 people
  5. 5. go fishing
    613 people
  6. 6. Learn to pick locks
    1,502 people
  7. 7. Practice yoga regularly
    1 cheer
    729 people
  8. 8. eat breakfast daily
    1 cheer
    33 people
  9. 9. have a go at cheese rolling
    2 cheers
    3 people
  10. 10. Start my own portrait photography business
    1 person
  11. 11. ride in a hot air balloon
    1 cheer
    2,748 people
  12. 12. live my life by answering this question every day: "what would you do if you knew you could not fail?"
    3 cheers
    110 people
  13. 13. Do NaNoWriMo
    2 cheers
    689 people
  14. 14. Run a Marathon for the Cure
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. practice the sun salutation every morning
    5 people
  16. 16. Complete a sprint triathlon
    51 people
  17. 17. write "morning pages"
    15 people
  18. 18. run up the "rocky steps" in philly
    2 cheers
    20 people
  19. 19. go to a World Series game
    2 cheers
    92 people
  20. 20. visit all 50 states
    9,054 people
  21. 21. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,378 people
  22. 22. Learn to surf
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    8,134 people
  23. 23. hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish
    5 cheers
    19 people
  24. 24. run a marathon in the 90 and over age group
    2 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. Become fluent in more than one language
    2 cheers
    1,300 people
  26. 26. Read Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century
    2 cheers
    574 people
  27. 27. Read the entire Bible
    2 cheers
    2,552 people
  28. 28. be a superhero
    3 cheers
    118 people
  29. 29. Read the complete works of Shakespeare
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    273 people
  30. 30. take a photography class
    3 cheers
    1,613 people
  31. 31. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    7,807 people
  32. 32. learn how to drive stick-shift
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4,444 people
  33. 33. Spend New Year's Eve in Times Square
    1 cheer
    262 people
  34. 34. Have an eleventy-first birthday
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11 people
  35. 35. hug a stranger
    1 cheer
    163 people
  36. 36. meet Eddie Izzard
    3 cheers
    36 people
  37. 37. learn to paddle board
    8 people

How I did it
How to run the Princess Half Marathon in 2010
It took me
1 year
It made me
Proud!


How to experience 100 new things by the end of December 2009
It took me
365 days
It made me
Happy


How to run a 10K
It took me
8 weeks
It made me
Beastmode


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Experience 100 new things by the end of December 2010 (read all 17 entries…)
21/100: Got a salary job!

I got a job as a run coordinator, building a team for my organization’s charity running program! It’s a dream, I absolutely love it, and it sort of fell right into my lap. It’s still a nonprofit salary-not the best-but the enjoyment I get out of it makes it MORE THAN WORTH IT!



Experience 100 new things by the end of December 2010 (read all 17 entries…)
20/100: Learned how to make espresso drinks (lattes, mochas, macchiatos...)

I worked at Starbucks while I was job-hunting for a salary job, and I LOVED it. Well, not entirely true—I hate retail and the hours in general, and the customers who think they know everything. But on the whole it’s a great company to work for. I loved my coworkers, and I loved my regular customers even MORE! I like knowing how to make the good drinks… and I want my own milk steamer and espresso machine. (;



Experience 100 new things by the end of December 2010 (read all 17 entries…)
19/100: Rode a motorcycle!

A real one, a Gold Wings motorcycle! A fellah that I work with at the Census Bureau is this endearing old hippie from New York who works as Santa during the Christmas season, if that gives you a better mental image. He learned that I’ve never ridden a motorcyle, and he insisted that I come for a ride! We went to McDonald’s for lunch today and then he drove me around. It was fun! I like riding as a passenger, but I don’t know if I’d want to drive my own bike. He said his bike weighs like 900 lbs, but the smaller bikes don’t have little trunks or comfy, sofa-like seats.



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