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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gottawonder Loves her tortoise!

Do Keri Smith's 100 Ideas (read all 12 entries…)
#94 list 10 of your habits

1. I am a night owl. Not someone trying to rebel, or a partier, a true night owl. I don’t oversleep, in fact, sometimes I only get 6 hours, or sometimes barely any sleep because I need to get up. Left to my own devices, I go to bed around 4 or 5, and get up at 12 or one. I work evenings, so this works. When I was in college for two years, I thought I would die. I had to get up at about 6:30, but I rarely went to bed before midnight. I could go to bed at 10, but I wouldn’t sleep. When I do this, I end up in a state best described as lucid hallucination. Horrible.

2. I drink coffee. I don’t want to have too much, so I usually limit myself to two or three cups a day. I am afraid of having the headaches etc. if I can’t have a cup in the morning for whatever reason.

3. I like to read before I go to sleep. I have done this my whole life. My whole family used to sit in bed and read at night. I can’t be somewhere without a book, even waiting somewhere.

4. I read on the toilet. I made a joke to the other librarian about wondering how many people read a particular book while they were on the can. She looked horrified, apparently she doesn’t do that.

5. I compulsivley make things. I like to make something most nights, unless I’m tired. When I am visiting my Mom, I have to take stuff with me.

6. I buy things. I try not to shop more than once a week, but I seem to need to buy something fun (not necessarily expensive) regularly.

7. I paint my toenails. I never bother with my finger nails, it gets chipped all to crap in a single day. I have likely had polish on my nails consecutively for over 10 years. Maybe a day or two without, but it freaks me out.

8. I analyze. Everything.

9. I like to rant to my husband and really let it all out about everyone and everything. I am rude, presumptuous, crude, etc. He listens with half an ear while he mucks about on the computer. I have no other outlet, really.

10. I spend time with my animals nearly every day. I love talking to them and petting them and watching them. I know their personalities, and their relationships with each other. I love just sitting bareback on the horses out in the pasture without the pressure of going for a ride. I just lay down on their necks with my eyes closed while they eat and listen to them and smell them and feel the sun on their hair. I don’t like being somewhere for very long that doesn’t have animals. I find it soothing to pet them.


Trauma_Junkie ready for recovery week, and data pushing.


for animals and spending time with them. I recently had my dog go live at a friends for a month. (I could not walk well). and now that he is back, I find i am much calmer, just with him laying beside me….


I love animals more than I love most people.

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