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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alfajorcito in California is doing 41 things including…

make a list of 43 memories

4 cheers


alfajorcito has written 2 entries about this goal


I was 5 and my sister was 3. My mom never liked pets…but broke down and got us a kitty. On that fateful first day at our home the poor kitty endured a bath and I endured lots of scratches. I dressed it in my baby clothes and strap it to my stroller to go for a walk in the backyard. Then my sister grabbed it by the tail. Then my mom saved the cat from our loving care. We didn’t even have time to name it. My mom took the kitty and returned it to its mom and previous owner. We were definitely not ready for a pet!!!


My sister and I fought a lot as kids and my mom used to punish us by sending us to our room, which we shared to make peace. We had to think about what we did, then talk to each other, say we were sorry AND hug each other. Then, we would jump through the window to play in the backyard. My mom would watch us through the kitchen window and know we were just fine.

alfajorcito has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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