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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Travelling Life is doing 29 things including…

Become a vegetarian

7 cheers


Travelling Life has written 3 entries about this goal

The Natural Way

After several months of following a vegetarian diet I feel much healthier. It’s forced me to embrace alternative foods and diversify my diet… change is always a good thing.

With all things in life, we go through seasons of change, of embracing new things and changing our lives to adopt to our current circumstances. I cannot foretell that I will always be a vegetarian, however for the moment – for this season in my life it is the most complimentary option to take.

I’ve been amazed at how narrow my views of eating were before undertaking this challenge, if anything – adopting a vegetarian lifestyle is a great way of diversifying our eating habits.

Fried Eggs & Bacon

As I sat at a small coastal cafe ‘Bayorama’ at Hervey Bay on Sunday morning, I contemplated the menu and had the rather dispiriting revelation that I will never have bacon and eggs again!

As gluten free bread was not available, I settled instead on an exotic fruit salad which to its name was beautiful. It is a sacrifice deciding to lead a vegetarian lifestyle, however such sacrifice is indeed rewarding for I feel much more vibrant and healthy than I ever did when on a high red meat intake.

I think I’ve adjusted quite well and am constantly arming myself with new menu options, cooking alternatives and dining experiences conducive to my new lifestyle choice.

A Healthier Alternative

After completing a detox in January I have since been monitoring my dietry intake and gauging its effects on my body. As a rule, the few occasions in which I have eaten red meat I have immediately felt lethargic and lacking in vital energy.

I have decided therefore, that leading a vegetarian lifestyle will keep me healthier providing I receive the essential vitamins and iron from other foods. Without meat I tend to have much more strength and vitality and feel all the more healthier for it. I have been off red meat now for two weeks so am off to a good start.

Travelling Life has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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