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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Lou is clearing out the nooks & crannies in Burlington is doing 11 things including…

bloom where I'm planted

26 cheers


Lou is clearing out the nooks & crannies has written 4 entries about this goal

Okay, enough.

Done with this.

I always meant this goal to be short-term, because I want to find a new job. The one I’m in now is not a happy place, and I don’t want to bloom here anymore. I reached my tipping point, and now I’m aggressively searching for a place at which I can actually be happy to work.

Come together right now

Who knew it would take so much effort to get people together for free food!! I’m co-hosting a cookout with my neighbor for the rest of the people in our apartment house plus some friends, and it’s taking some serious legwork putting it together! But my new mantra is “Aim for enjoyment, not perfection.” It’s just a cookout Lou, it’ll be fine.

On blooming:

I’m putting down roots! After 10 months, I finally registered my car in VT and switched the plates last night.

just do it

Recently I was struggling with the “what am I doing with my life” question. I’m 23, a year out of college, and working at the job I actually went to school for. There are, of course, problems, so for a while I was searching for something else. I have decided for my own mental health, I can’t keep searching for the next thing to move to. This is where I am, and I’m going to make it work.

Lou is clearing out the nooks & crannies has gotten 26 cheers on this goal.


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