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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foreverHoping in New York State is doing 30 things including…

wake up when my alarm clock goes off

6 cheers


foreverHoping has written 2 entries about this goal

Today before...

Today I was unfortunately woken before my alarm, thanks to my noisy family, getting ready for camp. I set my alarm for 9:20, but I was woken at about 8… tonight I still can’t fall asleep earlier… darn. Tomorrow I am setting it for 8:30, so I can help them get ready for camp… Might as well. Hehe.

Hopefully I’ll find the strength to do this…
xoxo, H.


It may be summer now, but I still want to get my sleeping habits in check. You do so much more when you wake up earlier. I set my alarm for about 8 every day, and sleep right through it! It’s ridiculous. From now on, I am going to sleep earlier, and figuring how to wake up with my alarm!!!

xoxo, H.

foreverHoping has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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