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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.

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alyse is doing 42 things including…

Always accept what is

14 cheers


alyse has written 8 entries about this goal

too much drama

I have so many needy people in my life who flip out over the most unworthy things. Why get all bent out of shape? It is what it is. It’ll be ok. Chill out.

makes sense

“sometimes when you really like someone your not meant to be lovers, your meant to be freinds”


I’m not really sure what to think, or even if I’m just over thinking it all. I tell people I don’t really care and it isn’t something I really think about. I wish this were true.

I am so good at making people I’m not interested in think I’m interested and people I am interested in think I’m not. Then again I am also really good at choosing the very wrong person to be interested in and attracting in return the other type of very wrong.

and this is why i don’t date. why it’s on my mind so much lately i do not know.

my job is

crazy. People can be rude, and disrespectful. But there is nothing I can do but smile at them, and say “I hope your day gets better!” or “Well I hope you have some luck!” And when these gosh darn pool players leave my hours will be normal again and the crowds of bunches of rudeness will be gone! So I should just smile and remember that it is just a job and in the end i will pay my bills buy myself food, and life will go on ;p

For every jacka** i deal with today perhaps there will be a nice person I will meet tomorrow.

it sucks.

that’s that. but nothing i can do about it. i would like to know why it keeps happening to me. but guess that is just the way it has to be. worse things happen and i am still very grateful for all the good in my life regardless of just one thing that doesn’t ever go the way i had hoped. i will get over it. in this second though, i ask “why every time? why not just once in my favor?” :-/

oh my dear

so i remind myself that relationships are more important then money, and i should lighten up.

times to accept, and others to change

I’ve been thinking about what it means to just accept what is in my life. Things I have to accept, like my brothers behavior because I can’t change it. Then there are things that I can change, when I have trouble accepting them. If I go through the process of trying to change things about myself, am I failing on accepting what is?

nah, I don’t think so. Because I only want to change the things that make me feel sad. Like the antisocial part of me. The safe side, that takes less chances. There are things I’m accepting about myself too. But maybe there’s more of what I’m not then what I am…

it is what it is

so I might as well stop crying over it. or feeling anxious about it. Or mooping around because of it. Concentrate on other things in this same moment and just be happy to have a destraction.

alyse has gotten 14 cheers on this goal.


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