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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.

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2. My art and craft supplies

This I personally feel is a fun one. I have an incredibly amount of arty/crafty supplies and tools, and I very rarely use most of them. I have them all as I have worked on many different projects over the last 5 years, and I sort of hoarded things and only used them for one project!

I’m going to go through all of my boxes, throwing away products that I don’t use, or can’t think of any use for. If there is a product I don’t want to get rid of, I have to find a valid project in which to use it, and if I haven’t started (or finished) the project within 6 months, it needs to be discarded.

This is most fun for me, because it also means I can update the products I do intend and want to use a lot more. I’m currently really enjoying water colours painting on canvas, (a little unconventional but beautiful all the same) and I need a set of high quality tube water colour paints, and some high quality paint brushes too.

Very excited to start this one!


baileys_truffle sitting in my cocoon growing my wings.


I can totally relate to this… I’m arty and creative but amongst all my supplies I also have pastels and paints I know I’ll never use yet can’t seem to part with, you know… just in case inspiration hits! :D

That’s exactly what I’m like, I keep hold of all my crafty things even though having them and not doing anything with them stresses me out a lot! I’ve sort of done this one, and made a list of the new things I need (read: want). It was pretty hard to throw some of it out, but I’ve made a pact with myself that if inspiration does hit and I don’t have them, I can purchase some more AS LONG as I can guarantee I’m really going to use them haha!

baileys_truffle sitting in my cocoon growing my wings.

That’s actually a good idea… think I ought to do the same. I hereby vow to start a project within 1 week of buying whatever art stuff I simply couldn’t do without! ;)

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