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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SonyI give up!

I know I am doing this… but I am terrible at tracking it here. So I might as well use the space for something else! 8 months ago


Sony#3: Rooibos Spice Tea

I was gifted a box of various flavours of Lipton Tea today and I tried Rooibos Spice Tea. Loved it! It tasted so much like the Masala Chai (India). 9 months ago


Sony#2: Swimming

I learned how to swim… well almost! I can swim a bit now. More practise required. 9 months ago


Sony#1: KIVA loan

I got to know about Kiva through Spatz on 43T.

Some links about it:
https://www.kiva.org
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/27/kiva-a-great-idea-that-isnt-exactly-what-it-seemed-how-to-fi/

More about it later…10 months ago


SonyWhat? Why? How? When?

What does this goal mean to me?

I want to get out there and have new experiences.

I tend to wait for something tragic to happen in my life to wake up and realise that time has fleeted away. It was in my most painful moment I took a “break” from life and went travelling, skydiving and scuba diving. May be I didn’t care what happened next… or may be I did and hence my actions!

I want to change all that remind myself to try out new things and expand my horizon.

Why will I want to do this?

Life is too short to stick to a routine or be stuck in a rut!

How do I plan to progress with this?

Just do it!

When do I check this off?

When I have eaten/drunk/learned/tried/done at least 300 things I have never done before in my life. 10 months ago


Sony 2 years ago


galladriellaGermany

Loved Nuremberg sausages, with beer ;-) 13 months ago


march7 2 years ago


galladriellaFrance

While visiting relatives in France, I tried duck meat (loved it!)and some different kinds of cheese. The most delicious was mimolette! Outstanding!
Oh, and cider! :-) 16 months ago


CassieJaye 2 years ago


user40301 2 years ago


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Dawn Bissonette 3 years ago


galladriellaJordan

I tried some of Jordanian food. I’ll find the names of those… Sweets are delicious! :-) 2 years ago


britgirlabroadNew things

I have done a lot of new things since the last time I was on here.

- I treated myself to a facial which I had never done. It was really relaxing and I have decided to get one done every day
- I was taken to a spa by my boyfriend on my birthday and loved it so I will be doing more couple things with him that are spa related
- We went to eat dinner in the dark at dans le noir, a restaurant where your waiter is blind and you are served food in the dark 2 years ago


BARBiiEFOLLE 3 years ago


CaleyUntitled

Well, I was looking through the frozen vegetarian food section at a grocery store, and I noticed these vegetarian ‘chicken’ and ‘beef’ patties from Morningstar Farms. I decided to grab a box of each, and they were absolutely delicious! They tasted exactly like their meat counterparts, and I didn’t have to feel guilty about eating meat. I plan on trying more food from their brand! 2 years ago


Caley 2 years ago


gaabilc 2 years ago


cherrylaysAlmost first half of the year of feasts

So far I have tried:
-falafel
-hummus
-sample of McD’s Shamrock shake
-asparagus
-eggplant
-mushroom
-polenta
-BK veggie burger
-veggie dogs
-pita pit
-‘hot fish’
-sweet n’ sour chicken
-bunch of other things that can’t come to my mind. 2 years ago


cherrylays 2 years ago


foreverbowsUntitled

I ordered a shirley temple at a restaurant I went to recently. I have always wanted to try one, and I can say I finally did. It was totally worth it because I absolutely love them now. 2 years ago


foreverbows 2 years ago


rosadejulio 2 years ago


LaDawn McGinnisshark! & escargots!

While on my first cruise, I had the opportunity to try some be fiords, and experiences, buy since I’m typing from my phone, I’ll just talk about the food (not a ton of detail, though, sorry!). Shark is delicious, escargots is disgusting. I’m a texture person and escargots is rubbery and should never be put in your mouth…. Ever! If you want something to chew on, I’d recommend gum or a dog toy. Also, lamb is horrible. 2 years ago


LaDawn McGinnis 2 years ago


SoCalledChaos86I'm being cultural!

I’ve been to 3 great art exhibitions in London recently – David Hockney, Lucien Freud and Cecil Beaton :) I loved them all and I’m going to a special event night at the V&A tomorrow… lots of great new experiences :) 2 years ago


galladriellaPaper

I made a piece of paper following some instructions I’d found on YouTube. I think it turned out fine, but it can be much better. I’ve been collecting paper I would normally throw away. :) 2 years ago


N Carine 2 years ago


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