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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Study abroad/live overseas (read all 4 entries…)
Change of plans...

I went to the advisor for study abroad and she recommended to me that I go to France due to my french proficiency. And since I now have a Pell Grant, and would qualify for a Benjamin Gilman grant, AND I’ll be able to work in France…I’m going next semester for 4-6 months!

This will also be my LAST semester in college!

AND I’m going to be going to school at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Censier—Paris 3.


Melissa is being

what fun!

I just know you’re going to have a great time, and maybe even a life-changing time!


I don’t doubt that.

I’m going to come back to the US with a Bachelors, Fluent in another language, and having been to Europe for the first time.

I don’t see myself as being the same person after it at all!

Cynthia Leigh has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.


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