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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H. L. is doing 5 things including…

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)


H. L. has written 3 entries about this goal

All and One More

34. Creativity, originality, and all things unique
35. Art
36. New ideas
37. Baby animals
38. Being outside
39. Cool summer breezes
40. Learning to do new things/Learning new things
41. Accomplishing something
42. Overcoming obstacles
43. Being understood
44. Sharing the laughter
45. Really amazing food
46. Pouring rain
47. Snow flurries
48. Making snow angels
49. Snowball fights
50. Jumping in puddles
51. Thunderstorms
52. Cooking
53. Chocolate (or sweet treats in general)
54. Trees
55. Pink highlighters
56. Hot pink post-it notes
57. Interesting names
58. Catching up with an old friend
59. Hot drink on a cold day/soy ice cream on a hot day
60. Incense & candles
61. Eastern philosophy
62. Taking really great photographs
63. Skipping
64. Experiencing new things
65. Friends
66. Being there
67. Having someone be there
68. Seeing it happen
69. Innocence
70. The oyster world feeling
71. Writing something amazing
72. Being satisfied with the way something is
73. Acceptance
74. Blowing bubbles
75. Youth
76. Bows/ribbons
77. Odd numbers
78. Blank pages
79. Magic tricks
80. Colorful birds
89. Capuchin monkeys
90. Elephants, even the word “elephant”
91. Inside jokes
92. Going new places
93. Finding out something new about something old
94. The words: “peach” “muffin” and “perspicacious”
95. Trying out something new
96. Rainbows
97. Penguins
99. Having a hero
100. Music boxes & snow globes
101. Holiday Golightly

Up to Thirty-Three

12. Music
13. Shooting stars
14. Dancing and/or singing in the rain
15. Random acts of kindness
16. Letting people “keep the change”
17. Vegetarian sushi
18. Stickers
19. Mythology
20. Trying on costumes and outfits
21. Mardi Gras masks
22. Kittens
23. Playing chess
24. Fruit
25. Writing
26. Violin
27. Reading a really amazing book
28. Twirling skirts
29. Watching a really amazing movie
30. Having the theater to myself
31. Meeting interesting people
32. Taking photographs of interesting things
33. The ocean

The First Eleven

1. Literature
2. Ruby slippers
3. Fairy tales
4. Pink things
5. Sparkles & glitter
6. Coloring
7. Glow-in-the-dark stars
8. Birthday candles
10. Wishing flowers
11. Calvin & Hobbes


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