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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Mina LilyHawaii

Adopted from Cambodia at the age of 3 months.
Came to Hawaii with an adopted twin sister.
I was here first. My first memory is in Honaunau valley helping my grandpa cook. Maybe I was 4.?
Explored everywhere. Made forts in the jungle and in the mountain forest. Almost drowned countless times in the ocean but it just taught me to learn how to swim better. Living on an island taught me to love LIFE in a different view. Both of my parents are from the mainland, Illinois to be exact. I’ve been there a few times. Off island travel is rare for me. Every time I go I can’t wait to get home.
Hawaii:) Conservation of the land is heavily taught over here as well as respecting others. Life skills are laid back. Living is just laid back. It’s more about happiness. 3 years ago


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kirstie622tropical dreamlife

I decided instead of working my whole life and retiring in old age to an island I would instead have fun and live there young and go back to work when I am older..reverse retirement.
The truth is it is not all paradise and after so long the monkeys birds and coconut trees can get a bit boring.
Most people i met turned into complete drunks after a few months.If you can fly off to a city for some mental stimulation and culture then it is worth it! 3 years ago


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