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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MyImaginaryWorld in Victoria is doing 21 things including…

Raise a happy, healthy, and safe family

15 cheers


MyImaginaryWorld has written 2 entries about this goal


“I know everything about you and I know nothing about you. I can anticipate you and you never fail to surprise me. I am secure and stable but I have to work everyday at making this relationship succeed. I have to be engaged even now that we are married. I can never take things for granted except that you love me.” – Tarrador

Not going to lie, this touched me greatly to read. This is precisely what I wish to create and share with someone and have as a basis to build my family off of.

What I want.

I’ve always known I wanted to create my own family. Always. These three things are what I find important (although they apply to everyone in my life, and out too). If I could only ask for three things for people, this would be them.

One of my biggest fears in the world is becoming my parents. Not because they are cruel or anything (they usually have the best intentions), but because despite that we seem to be quite disfunctional. The thought of being capable of truly fucking someone’s life up is terrifying.

Despite this, I still want to raise a family. I don’t plan on starting today (good heavens…) or any time soon, but one day I will make this happen. And it’s going to be wonderful (if not totally insane .).

MyImaginaryWorld has gotten 15 cheers on this goal.


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