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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farris_katie is doing 23 things including…

buy a home


farris_katie has written 2 entries about this goal

Getting warmer...

We’re in escrow! It took us about two weeks to find a place, and we had a scary moment when the appraisal came in WAYYY under what we offered, and we thought they’d back out, but things appear to be sailing ahead again. It’s a little small, but it has a big beautiful backyard and it’s in a great neighborhood. I’m so grateful we’ve found a couple of good agents, too! If things go according to plan, we’ll finalize the paperwork July 11. Hurray!


We live in San Diego, and the house prices have dropped 24% in the last year. It seems like a good time to buy, but we’ve decided to wait one more year, both to accumulate a bigger down payment (we’d really like 25%), and to see if the market is continuing downward (which I suspect it is). I’m sort of relieved, as it’s all been a bit intimidating to contemplate…


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