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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Italygirl is doing 40 things including…

live simply

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Italygirl has written 3 entries about this goal

tell me you love me like a star

I wonder if this is even possible in this world today… I feel like my head is spinning with all the things I need to do, but I’m not doing them because I don’t want to do them… so then I get behind and stressed… will the day ever come that I look forward to tomorrow?????



Where the green grass grows

We did presentations in one class of mine on our perfect career, and one guy said he’d like to be a self sustainable farmer. And I thought the other day, how great that would be, to own some land, and grow my own food, and not have to buy anything… but just in case, I could be a writer or something to have a little income.

And maybe build my own house (I know, that’s pushing it…), but after watching Lost, I get all these crazy ideas of what I’d do on a deserted island (yes, my island would be deserted, not demonized!) and how interesting it would be to have to totally start everything from scratch.



What really matters

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live in the cave man days. No cars, no bling, nothing to make people jealous of each other or hate/kill/deceive each other. I feel like we are all consumed by STUFF! How does that happen? It’s really hard not to want it when everyone else has it, but I suppose that’s a whole ‘nother issue (i.e. self control/self discipline…). I want everyone in the world to be rid of those things so we can all see what really matters.



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