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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It has been years since i signed up for a class...

...and I’m looking at the life enrichment catalog of my local university… And thinking… Wouldn’t it be great to learn to draw? To learn to waltz? To learn Photoshop? I’m intrigued to see if I can fit these in my schedule…


balycooley is taking Intro to Epidemiology

My advice?

MAKE them fit. :) Take away the stuff that doesn’t enrich your life, like TV or internet that is just passing-time quality, and you’ll find that you have more time than you thought.

Thank you... Except there isn't a lot I can take out...

My tv time is non-existent, internet these days is mostly practical stuff, and somewhere in there I do still want to have fun. I suppose I could take out cooking or cleaning or laundry by hiring people to do those, but I’m convinced that in the end I save more time by doing them myself. But, you’re right, I just have to fit them in and then fit everything else around them. thanks for writing.

balycooley is taking Intro to Epidemiology


I’ve stopped scheduling fun so that I can work and go to school. I know it’s for a finite period so it’s doable. It does mean that a I’ve cultivated more friends who are into spontaneous plans, like calling them up after class because I’m caught up on homework, so I can go out to dinner for two hours.

Well, here's wishing you many times...

... In which you finish your homework early and still have the chance to hang out with good friends on a spontaneous basis. Congratulations for having such an efficient use of your time…:-)

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