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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Cresida in St. Louis is doing 37 things including…

Get my PhD

18 cheers


Cresida has written 7 entries about this goal


Graduated with my MA this spring. Three more years till the PhD.


I’ve accepted an offer to an MA program for the fall… heading in the right direction!


I’ve gotten one offer so far. I’m still waiting to hear back from two other schools before I make my final decisions.

Things are looking up!

Applications out

Four applications out, one more to go.

Step 2 - Apply to programs...

In process.

GRE (General and Subject) taken. This weekend will finalize personal statement and begin online applications.

This week: need to contact references and request official transcripts.

Step 1 - Pick out programs

Have chosen 6 programs to apply to…

Steps to getting the PhD

1) Pick out programs
2) Apply to programs
3) Get accepted to a program
4) Get confirmed financial support
5) Excel at M.A. program
6) Graduate with M.A.!
7) Excel at Ph.D. program
8) Graduate with Ph.D.!

I’ve got a ways to go on this one. :p

Cresida has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.


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