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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yodachan's Life List

  1. 1. memorize all the world capitals
    35 cheers
    4 people
  2. 2. memorize all the U.S. presidents, in order
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    571 people
  3. 3. watch all movies on AFI's 100 Best movies list
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    446 people
  4. 4. go to the academy awards
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    23 people
  5. 5. gain weight
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    3,122 people
  6. 6. Meet Steven Spielberg
    1 entry . 37 cheers
    18 people
  7. 7. become an editor
    43 cheers
    56 people
  8. 8. Learn to play the piano
    1 entry . 38 cheers
    8,222 people
  9. 9. get a masters degree
    1 entry . 40 cheers
    3,001 people
  10. 10. be better about remembering and acknowledging birthdays
    37 cheers
    12 people
  11. 11. learn to sew
    42 cheers
    4,071 people
  12. 12. Own a Tiffany's necklace
    1 entry . 42 cheers
    8 people
  13. 13. be on Jeopardy!
    1 entry . 39 cheers
    172 people
  14. 14. Learn to cook
    41 cheers
    10,171 people
  15. 15. Learn Japanese
    39 cheers
    10,801 people
  16. 16. drink more water
    44 cheers
    20,184 people
  17. 17. read all of Poe's short stories
    42 cheers
    2 people
  18. 18. manage my time better
    41 cheers
    1,491 people
  19. 19. Read the Bible
    1 entry . 40 cheers
    3,779 people
  20. 20. publish a short story
    40 cheers
    366 people
  21. 21. write everyday
    45 cheers
    356 people
  22. 22. write a fantasy novel
    51 cheers
    173 people
  23. 23. start painting again
    50 cheers
    505 people
  24. 24. Find my purpose in life
    51 cheers
    885 people
  25. 25. Trace my family tree
    55 cheers
    3,042 people
  26. 26. read every book I own
    50 cheers
    2,102 people
  27. 27. volunteer at an animal shelter
    52 cheers
    707 people
  28. 28. Practice Yoga
    58 cheers
    4,263 people
  29. 29. get rid of all my clutter
    55 cheers
    1,098 people
  30. 30. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    63 cheers
    7,819 people
  31. 31. remember the words of Yoda: "Do or do not, there is no try".
    62 cheers
    3 people
  32. 32. Don't look for love, beg for love, or suffer for love. Just live.
    74 cheers
    44 people
  33. 33. feel beautiful
    1 entry . 70 cheers
    2,170 people
  34. 34. draw more
    81 cheers
    2,339 people
  35. 35. Visit France
    5 cheers
    737 people
  36. 36. go to Italy
    3 cheers
    2,847 people
  37. 37. fall head over heels in love
    1 cheer
    107 people
  38. 38. Buy a House
    2 cheers
    14,078 people
  39. 39. get a better paying job that makes me happy
    7 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. own a house with a swing on the front porch
    7 cheers
    18 people
  41. 41. find the career that fits my skills, natural talents and passion
    2 cheers
    511 people
  42. 42. meditate daily
    4 cheers
    4,818 people

How I did it
How to get a passport
It took me
1 day
It made me
happy


How to read all the twilight books
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
happy


Recent entries
Meet Steven Spielberg
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Still haven’t quite accomplished this, but I was practically next to him last night at the Atlanta Symphony. He was on stage with John Williams, and we practically had front row seats.



See John Williams conduct live
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I saw John Williams conduct his wonderful movie music last night at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. It was perfection! I’ve wanted to see him for twenty years.

And not only that . . . but Steven Spielberg was there, too! He talked about some of their collaborations, and we were right up front, next to the stage.

It was amazing.



read all of Jane Austen's novels
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Just finished Pride & Prejudice . . . now just one left, and that’s Mansfield Park. Should be able to cross this off my list soon.



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