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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YogaGirl in New York City is doing 20 things including…

have at least 1 'spend free' day a week

3 cheers


YogaGirl has written 3 entries about this goal

Can it be true?

Yes!! A full spend-free day yesterday—mostly due to the fact that I brought my lunch and then there was also free food at work that I snagged for dinner (I had to work late). I have to admit it feels really good bringing my lunch to work again.

Today was absolutely "spend-free"!

No exceptions…and without my team of shinyruby and sketchmonkey I wouldn’t have been able to do it. Everytime I had the urge to get a chai at Starbucks or pick up a snack on the way to this thing or that thing, I thought of you!

The day is not over...

but so far I’ve only spent $6 on stamps (but I needed them so that I could mail off my bills…). I brought my lunch in to work and didn’t even have to leave the building, which was a good thing because of all the snow! Avoiding Starbucks on a day like today was a feat in itself.

YogaGirl has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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