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 is doing 19 things including…

Find things to look forward to

23 cheers


It has written 3 entries about this goal

Driving stick shift!

So this is worthy of note: I drove a car for the first time ever, and it was a 1969 Karmann Ghia! I look forward to the next time I’ll drive it. My friend is teaching me.

I have lots of things to look forward to

I discovered it’s easier when I have new things to look forward to, because the old ones get boring while I wait for them. And I did lots of the things I wrote about last time. Actually, now that you look at it, I did everything that I wanted to do in my last entry! That’s a good accomplishment.

I am looking forward to taking a solo trip to the art museum soon. I think it would be nice to go alone. And then I will think of something else to look forward to before I finish that, so I will always have something happy planned. The life-is-worth-living quotient is almost back up to its old levels again.

It'll be like a game.

If I can’t find anything, then I’ll make stuff up. Like tomorrow, I’m going to take my pet dinosaur to the zoo.


I’d like to try and use the star chart I printed soon, to complete my goal of “learning the constellations.” Also, tomorrow hopefully I will get to talk to one of the priests I’ve been looking to chat with for a while now, and I will try to join the choir, and get lots of other things done…and hopefully soon I will have a bike to use to get around! Seems like tomorrow will be a good day already!

It has gotten 23 cheers on this goal.


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