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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We’ve gone out traveling for months at a time twice now, once for 6 months. It was the happiest time in my life. Your brain and senses just go into hyper-drive as they are bathed in a high-volume of novel experiences every single day. A day feels like a week. A week feels like a month. And 6 months truly feels like having an extra life-time. Some people live 70 years, most people live one year 70 times.
How can you do this?
– Learn to be extremely frugal most of the time so you can be lavish at other times. Skip one dinner out at home and you’ve got money for a whole day abroad.
– Learn to be extremely easy going. Most conflict comes because you’ve got a different rule than some one. The person with the least rules is the most flexible and therefore the most capable in any situation. Most frustrations come from not admitting to yourself that the world, or a specific situation is the way it is. Surrender to what is more often, so you’ve got the energy to go for extraordinary things when you want them.
– Read what it’s like to travel cheaply on places like
– Then, pick some destinations, pick a date, start telling everyone you’re going, and let the excitement power you through researching and planning! (Whatever you get planned is alright, whatever you don’t plan will work itself out in the long run…)

If travel calls to you – go for it!

P.S. Be extremely humble about what you think you know about life and world as you travel. Respect the people and cultures you encounter. Please don’t be one more loud, obnoxious, arrogant traveler! You can be more…


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I have traveled on the higher end of life, hotels, cars, expense accounts, nice restaurants. Well, a milestone is coming for me, within the next two years. I plan at that time to head out and travel for a year? a summer? six months? I don’t know but I am going to do it! on the cheap! camping, sleeping in teh car, or crshing hostels or friends or churches whatever, I don’t care, I am going!!

Thanks for reminding me of the excitement!!

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