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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Lucy in Doncaster is doing 29 things including…

identify 100 things that make me happy.

3 cheers

 

Lucy has written 9 entries about this goal

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41) Being with my boyfriend
42) Having nice days out
43) Starting my new life in Scotland
44) My job (wow yes I actually enjoy my job now workin with peopel with autism – fantastic job!!)
45) Spending quality time with my family, who I have barely seen for the past few years
46) Feeling a sense of worth
47) Watchin a good film and havin a chinse with my boyfriend!
48) Going out to the cinemas with my my bf, his best mate and his missus
49) Driving
50) Turning 21



Number 9 to 40

9) Getting something for free
10) Being inside when its raining
11) Thunder and lightening
12) Hearing from old friends
13) Buying new shoes
14) Good food
15) Not having to cook the good food
16) Losing weight
17) Having a good hair day without any effort
18) Being awake and feeling good
19) Going out to lunch with friends
20) Spending time by myself
21) Meeting a new interesting person
22) Being in love
23) Learning, and passing
24) Spending time with my pets
25) Improving my house
26) Prawns and mushrooms
27) Playing scrabble
28) Eating too much on christmas day and feeling so ill you can’t move, but happy cos you know you don’t have to
29) Rose Wine
30) Alton Towers
31) Watching Films on my huge new tv
32) Lambykins
33) Chocolate (espec galaxy)
34) A chinese takeaway when I dont want to cook
35) Getting new tattoos or piercings
36) Feeling alive
37) People being interested in what I have to say
38) Spending time with my Grandma
39) Pay Day
40) Having that little extra money to buy a friend or family member a present for no reason at all



Number 7 (And 8 I guess)

Rertail Therapy – with my best friend Ellie. Going shopping with her is amazing, just tell her what you want or need and shes found it.. I don’t have many friends who actually listen and help you shop apart from her! I love shopping but spending the day with her is great.. a great chance to cheer both of us up with a good needed chat and spend, even if I have only bought one thing! I love having a catch up with her and swapping gossip, heartaches and triumphs. We go out for lunch and even that cheers me up, So I guess this covers number 7 and 8 – retail therpay makes me happy and chatting with Ellie makes me happy.. Everyone should have an Ellie!



Number 6

Peacfully watching the clouds go by



Ah Yes..

5) Laying in bed with a good film and a glass of nice wine!



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4) Going out town and dancing my arse off, even if I do look like an idiot! lol



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3)Reading a good book!



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2) Hanging out with my friends, real ones



Number 1

1) Sunny weather



Lucy has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

 

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