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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Cynonymous is doing 9 things including…

Happy File!

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Cynonymous has written 12 entries about this goal

People in love

They were like this the whole morning and early afternoon. Sometimes they would sit up and she would rub his back. Other times she would lean over him and he would reach up and stroke her hair. I loved watching them. Some people don’t though. Some people like to make fun of the way people act when they are in love. It must be they are either jealous because they have been in love before and miss it, or they just can’t relate because they haven’t. Or they have been and were disappointed by it. Or maybe they’re just mean. But seeing people in love makes me happy.

Is it just me?

Or is this the funniest thing ever? And, okay, it may not really belong in the happy file, but it made me laugh uncontrollably today so it’s in!

Lena Gets Evicted

Notice the livid area between the eyebrows.

She learned how to

Swing herself!

Someone beautiful shared something with me

It was a photo. Thank you, Someone!
:) :) :)

I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way, but

Sometimes I am on my way home from somewhere and I get to my street and I just want to keep going. So tonight I did. This is my guilty pleasure. I don’t like to waste fuel so I don’t often go driving for no reason, with no place to go, even though that is when my mind is at its most creative. I love the time alone and the almost trance-like state it puts me in and everything else about it. The wind in my hair and on my face, my favorite album singing through the speakers, the moon roof open and the stars shining on me. The hum of the tires under me and the green glow of the freeway signs. The white lights coming at me and the red lights pulling away from me. Even the little scary thrill of semi-trucks passing me and the force of them pushing me aside. I love this. I should have been a trucker. :)

Inside jokes

Like the way I could never set this goal, or this one, without making my teammate on this goal fall right out of his chair.

A compliment :)

Someone unexpected gave me a compliment today.

You are totally weird, but that’s why I just love you to pieces!!

Yeah, I realize to some it may not seem a compliment to be called weird, but it’s all in how it’s said. Like, when my sister says it, it’s with a sneer on her lip and a dismissive roll of her eyes. But coming from this person, it means I find your eccentricities interesting and loveable. Some people just won’t get you, but it’s great when you find someone who does. :) A lot of times you have to look outside your own family, though.

I had a friend once

There was supposed to be a meteor shower, so we slipped out at dark, walked to the playground and climbed on top of the monkey bars. Stayed there for hours, scanning the sky and talking and waiting. We never found what we were looking for, but that night belongs here.

Jack Black, and people who love to rock and aren't afraid to look silly

This cracks me up every time!
School of Rock, Immigrant Song

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