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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wraiths82Evan Schwartz's Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story

makes me want to check this place out.

It might be cheesy or corny-but I’ve always loved the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked and the cool Illustrated one I found at the library involving some other stories of Oz. 4 years ago

marya123boring damn it

i hate you 5 years ago

wraiths82I am getting to do more now...

I’ve already been to the Renaissance Fair this year for the romance weekend and I’ll be going again on Sunday to the Wenches Weekend. I really had a great time throwing axes, throwing stars, and with archery. We watched a glassblowing workshop and I got two henna tattoos done. ((Don’t waste your money, buy a kit and do it yourself when it comes to henna!))

Plus, I went to the St. Lucie County Fair and went up in the Big Sling, which is like a huge sling shot. It shoots up into the air with two riders and twirls you around up high in the air, above the fair. It was crazy! I wasn’t going to do it at first, prior bad experiences flavoring this, but it was such a rush! I’m planning to go again on the day when the Fair is free admission.

Stepping outside the box at times is just liberating. 5 years ago

steven02345Don't have anything crazy left

Well maybe if it’s crazy to think I can find someone who will love me :( .
I think the Bull Run is sane, I plan to live through it and take pictures.

I plan to jump from the plane with a parachute and sky diving instructors.

Only one thing on my list that can hurt me so I think I live in interesting times anyway I don’t need a goal to do the crazy fun things I’ve dreamed of I have this list for that. 7 years ago

wraiths82Looking back at my previous entry and remembering the drama of it all, and feeling far more

calm and peaceful about it now.

I am more of myself right now, the person I sometimes lose when there’s a crowd or problem. I’m indulging in what I love and enjoy more and not worrying or trying not to worry about the other stuff.

For example, one crazy fun thing I did recently, as of today-was go the Florida Renaissance Fair with a teacher from school. I dressed up in my medieval costume, long sleeves, pirate kind of corset and wore it there. Last time I was too chicken to even try and used weather as a legitimate excuse not to-it was hotter than Hades last time. This time it was cool, even cold and rainy at first. I will be posting pictures once I get my camera in here at the same time I’m online. I had a really great time, and got to see lots of shows, give to the performers-whereas last year I couldn’t afford to much… I bought the cutest little cat puppet that I can turn and move the head with a cord, neat print and pendant. Definitely worth checking out if you live in Florida-it’s on until the second weekend in March!!! 7 years ago

wraiths82Maybe one of the crazy fun things, is learning to be the person I'm meant to be?

With all the drama of Wes, and angst involved in our relationship, it’s been liberating to be free of it all. It’s as if a weight has been lifted off my back and I can definitely see at last why Wes thought this was a good idea. It does hurt when I think about it, but I don’t allow myself to very often. I wonder if that’ll hold as time goes on.

Perhaps I’m going to learn with my niece going and Wes & I no longer involved, how to just be me. I may get to be carefree, wild and just as exciting as I feel at any time I choose now.

What a thought! 8 years ago

wraiths82A book I've found at the library and will either recheck out or by..that's good for this goal is..

You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-Up Girls by Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas. Call number 646.70082 GRA. New shelves.

Definitely something one should check out. 8 years ago

wraiths82Crazy thoughts...

Lately with all my work at my second job…I’ve daydreamed of just not appearing there when I was scheduled. Instead to go somewhere I’ve been wanting and when I was done there coming back and be like “Work? What work?” in an innocent voice.

A very tempting thought is to save the money aside and one day just get the money out. Take the money and go catch a train somewhere. Anywhere but here. 8 years ago

wraiths82A few things to go under this goal


1. Windsurfing…I started learning this with my Uncle John when I was 8/9 and loved it. I want to get back to this.

2. Surf I watched people on beaches for years here in Florida and I want to be able to do this someday. I know how to body surf but not get up on a board and surf.

3. Sail a Hobie. I believe this is the right term for it. I will need to learn quite a few things before doing this I think though.

4. Jump out of a plane intentionally. With a parachute mind you. 8 years ago

wraiths82Retitle this?

I may change this to something along the lines of doing all the crazy stuff I’d like to try before I get too old and decrepit(sp?). 9 years ago

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