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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coastallorelei is doing 20 things including…

be present in the moment instead of live for the future

5 cheers


coastallorelei has written 7 entries about this goal

failing at this



I’m taking more and more moments to pause and be in the moment instead of desperately hope I was somewhere in the future.

getting better and better

Started meditating again and I’m finding I can do this for longer periods of time now. Kind of surprised. Now I just need to change jobs so that I can be present in the moment in a a better place.

I've been more present this last year than I ever have...

Can’t say this goal is completed yet, but close. Adopting a daughter and having that person live with you forces you to be in the moment…

walked and jogged a 5k today

I thought only about how my body felt, my breath – or lack of it- where I was supposed to go, the dogs that barked at me, the wind and my surroundings. Very proud of myself.

on the drive today

I made a conscious effort to appreciate the trees and the fog,the farms, the birds as I went to my meeting. I felt great. I’m going to continue to remember to stop and just be. I will stop trying to manage the future and be in the now.

being present

I’m actually doing much better at this than ever before. My boyfriend made me a mala and I go through the beads saying what I’m grateful for. Now I notice when things happen and I appreciate them as they’re happening.

coastallorelei has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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