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 healthy, not necessarily skinny (read all 2 entries…)
It's Tricky

To keep up with the essential point of this goal while at school. The last time I was home and checked, I realized I weighed 3lbs more than the weight I’d gone to school at (I’d lost weight in the beginning because I was having eating in cafeteria issues). Ever since then I’ve been obsessing over that rather than the other areas I’d been dying to fix before I realized this. What I need to do is focus on the fact that the horrible availability of healthy food on campus is making me feel sick and gross, not that it’s affecting my weight, and that atrocious exercising patterns while here is affecting my insomnia, increasing my stress levels and making me feel sluggish and unfit, not that I’m losing any muscle tone I’d had before so I’m looking on the jiggly side. Even when discussing either side of it I need to focus on staying positive about it and remembering that I’m not a horrible person and that I’m entirely normal. I think I need a poster. Or something more permanent like a tattoo of that…on my forehead.


Kay has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.

  • Gho-s-t cheered this 2 years ago
  • Spatz cheered this 2 years ago


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