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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Amy Runion in Kentucky is doing 31 things including…

create a 5 year plan

6 cheers


Amy Runion has written 4 entries about this goal

Done For Now

OK, here’s my plan:

Get out of debt!
Save some money
Go back to school
Get a job that I like and makes more money

I know that it’s not a very solid plan, but I really can’t do anything until I’m out of debt. So, I’m calling this one Done for now.


I would love to go to mortuary school. I would have wanted to be a medical examiner, but you have to go to med school for that and I’m too old to start med school now and I just don’t have that kind of money. I think I would be good at working with the deceased. I would want to be more behind the scenes than anything. You know, embalming, reconstruction, ect…

Before I Start...

I am going to have to work out our finances. I have requested information from some local universities, so I can see what I need to do to go back to school. Paying off some of our bills will really help out. I hope to be able to start back to school maybe next Spring.

What To Do With My Life?

Recently, my 23yo SIL graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology. She is moving on to grad school now to complete her Masters and then her Doctorate. This got me to really thinking about my life. I never even finished college and have been working in retail management for 7 years now. This is not my chosen profession. It was supposed to be temporary until I finished school and moved into a career. This was not supposed to be my career. I need to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. My DH said that if I wanted to do something that I should make a plan and do it, so I am going to figure out what I w3ant to do and make that plan.

Amy Runion has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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