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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SlayneB is doing 16 things including…

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year

20 cheers


SlayneB has written 283 entries about this goal

Friday, January 15

Finished school, got my grades, and left early.

Went to have tea and cake with my friend from the class (another lady who got hassled by the teacher) to celebrate the big day. That was fun, talk, chai, and white chocolate raspberry cake. I am so busy these days it is so nice to get a chance to socialize.

I am stressed tho. An old friend sent me a cashier’s check to pay for the next term, as the school said it’s not paying anymore (after they said they would, another story). It has not arrived yet, two weeks later. This person has always been truthful so I know he sent it. I am making frantic arrangements trying to find alternative funds to pay until the check arrives. I have until Wednesday morning to find the money.

Dang, why can’t anything about school go easy for me?

Thursday, December 15

I passed my last test for this term. I am almost free of the teacher who hates me.

I also got one of the highest scores on the comprehensive exam, a fact that disappointed the teacher, who does like to let me know she considers me rather stupid.

I was delighted to show her otherwise. She can’t deny the score.

Tuesday, January 12

I passed a test I didn’t think I would. I have one more test and will pass this term. Only half the class has made it this far.

2.5 more days with that teacher…one more day of her boring lecture. I am so relieved.

Monday, January 11: Internet

I am back on the internet, and am drinking deep from the well of global freedom at the touch of a button.

Such joy! I missed you all. =)

December 27: Done stuff

The 43 things year review list is pretty neato, and looking back certainly produces some happy thoughts. A diary with a twist.


I reached one year with 43 things. Didn’t even notice it until now…43 things and the people here are just amazing.

December 20: Vacation

Sleep, enjoy, study, call friends, actually hang out with friends, move, game, oh my gosh two glorious weeks!

December 16: Passed again.

The teacher said she made the tests harder. She did. I still passed.

Saturday, December 12

It’s Saturday. I slept in. Ten whole hours of sleep, after a week with about three to six hours of sleep a night.

I am soooo happy!

Monday, November 30: Good clinical day

After all the awful days, I had a good one today, gave meds and administered my first injection. All went pretty well, considering how nervous I was.

And worked out, legs, and that felt good.

So nap, coffee, and pulling an all-nighter for the test tomorrow.

SlayneB has gotten 20 cheers on this goal.


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