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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zoso28's Life List

  1. 1. cooperate with the inevitable
    5 entries . 14 cheers
    6 people
  2. 2. Accept it-Change it-or forget it.
    4 entries . 27 cheers
    75 people
  3. 3. live passionately
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    5,636 people
  4. 4. live with integrity
    2 entries . 26 cheers
    211 people
  5. 5. live in the moment
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    2,077 people
  6. 6. Rock the GRE
    5 cheers
    49 people
  7. 7. Listen to more obscure music
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    4 people
  8. 8. expand my music collection
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    118 people
  9. 9. Photography
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    630 people
  10. 10. Remember the days when I used to be more nostalgic
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. Skydive
    5 entries . 8 cheers
    11,425 people
  12. 12. let go of negative people in my life
    1 entry . 23 cheers
    26 people
  13. 13. relax
    7 cheers
    1,985 people
  14. 14. be proactive
    1 cheer
    180 people
  15. 15. go to bed earlier
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1,761 people
  16. 16. Find balance.
    6 cheers
    262 people
  17. 17. Meditate more often
    4 cheers
    247 people
  18. 18. share quotes
    15 entries . 1 cheer
    107 people
  19. 19. change somebody's life (for the better)
    6 cheers
    77 people
  20. 20. Post random things that make people smile
    9 entries . 2 cheers
    8 people
  21. 21. Have a little bit of pointless fun every day
    12 cheers
    140 people
  22. 22. share what I know, learn what I don't
    5 cheers
    50 people
  23. 23. be remembered
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1,207 people
  24. 24. Go to graduate school
    6 cheers
    1,148 people
  25. 25. research & treat addiction
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. be published
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    413 people
  27. 27. write a song
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    5,190 people
  28. 28. Enjoy being single
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    219 people
  29. 29. Realize that being a perfectionist isn’t a virtue
    6 cheers
    3 people
  30. 30. dispel the myth that mental illness is something to be ashamed of
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    25 people
  31. 31. ski more
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    128 people
  32. 32. Play more tennis
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    213 people
  33. 33. be more punctual
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    230 people
  34. 34. stop procrastinating
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    30,440 people
  35. 35. stop procrastinating, or at least procrastinate constructively
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    115 people
  36. 36. volunteer overseas
    7 cheers
    268 people
  37. 37. Improve my French
    3 cheers
    1,442 people
  38. 38. reduce my environmental footprint
    7 cheers
    455 people
  39. 39. Learn a martial art
    3 cheers
    1,570 people
  40. 40. improve my credit score
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    336 people
  41. 41. pay off my student loans
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    2,983 people
  42. 42. contribute towards the downfall of the Conservative Party
    2 cheers
    7 people
  43. 43. remember that “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out
    5 cheers
    60 people
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Complete a triathalon
screw this..

I have a lot of respect for people who can commit to something like this, but I just have too much other shit goin on to even pretend. It’s hard enough for me to get to the gym 4 days a week, let alone train for a triathlon. Maybe i’ll save this one for later in life



cooperate with the inevitable (read all 5 entries…)
holy crap...

..the last year of my life has been totally outta control. I thought I had reached a point where I was in control of things, and then absolute hell broke loose. I lost my show car (8 month project) in an accident that separated my shoulder, then I shattered my hand & needed 2 operations to repair it, had to drop out of school, then outta the blue I found out that my aunt had cancer and a month later she passed, then a month later my classic camaro (8 YEAR project) was rear-ended & totaled.

This ‘life’ thing is way too difficult. Things are claming down now, so hopefully i’ll get a few months without any major disasters. I still haven’t really dealt with everything that has happened so far so I really hope I get a few months to make peace with everything. Figured this would be a good time to start writing again.. to help me work through it all.



cooperate with the inevitable (read all 5 entries…)
in memoriam

My aunt Stephanie died on Sunday, March 25th. I have nothing personal to say right now, but a website was set up in her memory HERE. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society through the site. There are beautiful pictures of her, and stories of her life will be posted soon. She was an amazing person, and she will never be forgotten



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