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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Be debt free (read all 2 entries…)
This is Hard

I’ve dug myself into a trench and now I’m stuck in trench warfare that would put WWI to shame. It didn’t happen overnight, but college did do a lot of it. School books are expensive and my parents didn’t have the money to lend me. I’ve stopped adding to the huge chunk, though, and am working on paying it down. I want to get a good deal of it paid off before the end of this year – graduate school will probably be worse on the wallet than undergrad.


you can do it

i wouldnt’ go into more debt for graduate school. make sure you really need to go, and if you do you should be able to get a combination of TA and scholarships to fund it. I might suggest waiting a few years to make sure you really need to go;so many of my friends jumped right into grad school b/c they didn’t know what else to do. good luck!


I do have to go to grad school otherwise I would NOT be going right away. Getting my MLS will definitely help in getting a job and paying off my debts, I just want to get rid of them now. I hate the weight they add to you, you know? Thanks goodness I have an amazing scholarship right now, its just the books and paying for everything on my own that has killed me. But this year I am working more hours than I have since I was a senior in high school so this will really help. Yay for not having to take 18 credits anymore!

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