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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Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 76 entries…)
Thursday Night
  • Friends. All kinds of friends. Close, long-time friends who I love and who love me back. New friends who match bossiness with bossiness, more experienced friends who tell me that as stupid as I am now, it’ll pass and maybe I’ll be as cool and wise as she is someday. Friends who I don’t talk to as much lately, but who reach out with Rice Krispie messages and teasing. Friends who understand when you just need to hear a voice. And my best friend, my Nick, who can brighten my mood with just a wink from a mile away (ok, not actually a mile, just the distance from my loft office railing down to the living room couch. Haha)
  • Girl talk. I popped in on my friend, Jenna, this afternoon. Her little girl and my munchkins played quietly together while I helped Jenna wash just about every dish in her house, and we had a blast. When did we become adult enough that doing chores seems fun??? Haha
  • Looking like a bum. There are some days at the end of which it just feels perfect to pull my hair back in an old scrunchie, wear sweatpants and Nick’s hoodie, and put on my glasses over a mud mask. Not pretty, but terrifically comfortable. : )
  • I Love Lucy. The one where she gets a black eye leaves me in tears every single time. “THEY FOUND THE BODY!!” Haha, priceless.
  • My crazy kids. Bedtime seems to really fire Aary’s inquisitive mind. There are ALWAYS questions at bedtime. Tonight was, “Momma, will I get boobs?” Haha, and then when I told her that someday, yes, she would have boobs, Camron’s panicked, “But will I?!” Hahahaha. Nick had to leave, he was laughing too hard to be bedtime appropriate. : )


Josh ...and life just rolls on like a river.

I’m a gratitude! ;-)


one of those “two way streets” we were talking about, Bossman. Haha

Mindiesel It is no measure of good health to be well-adjusted to a sick society

Haha "Will I get boobs?!"




kids need to know these things! Haha

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