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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Heather is doing 31 things including…

30 things to do before i turn 30!

71 cheers


Heather has written 8 entries about this goal

I turn 30 tomorrow

I guess I added this goal a bit too late, but there is no reason to be upset that I failed at it. Of course I am still leaving this open as a thirtieth year goal.


26. Get health insurance.
27. Learn to knit/crochet.
28. Compete in County Fair
29. Cosplay.
30. Maintain a blog.


Just turned 29 and while I comprised my list I made them simple, but they all just seem so out of reach for my current state of life. I never even hit 30 things.

To 25

21. Make a completely from scratch fruit pie. Pick the fruit, grind the flour, yadda yadda.
22. Sew a period piece.
23. Catch snowflakes on my tongue.
24. Take my father to a Lakers game.
25. Do a performance in public.

Now at 20

16. Live sketch at the zoo.
17. Make a professional looking blog.
18. Have long curly hair.
19. Feel like I am in control.
20. Drink absinthe properly.

To 15

11. Go hunting/fishing.
12. Make a steamer trunk.
13. Master Revit.
14. Dance the Sevillanas.
15. Dress like a cowgirl.

Close out 10

6. Host a party.
7. Move out of my parents.
8. Learn to play an instrument.
9. Learn a new language.
10. Lose all my weight.

First 5

1. Go on a road trip.
2. Primitive camping in Vermont (goes with 1.)
3. Visit somewhere overseas.
4. Gamble.
5. Audition for a game show.

Heather has gotten 71 cheers on this goal.


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