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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handprintonmyheart in Sacramento is doing 28 things including…

get a masters degree

57 cheers


handprintonmyheart has written 5 entries about this goal

I'm still thinking about this goal a lot.

I haven’t posted on this goal for 5 months now. I really wanted to have my application submitted so that I would be able to attend in the Spring, but with all the other things going on in my life right now (still pending divorce, possible bankruptcy, overall new adjustments in life), I doubt that I will be able to put the focus into a masters degree right now. I’m keeping this goal here though because I DO want to achieve it. Not sure what my time frame on going back is yet…but I’m going to loosely say 1-3 years.

I need to take the GRE!

Since I am thinking about applying to more schools than just the one I graduated from and they will be asking for those scores…

I might have to take the subject matter one too…better look into that…

When I'm Going Back...

I originally wanted to be back at the Uni this fall to start up on my master’s degree, but with the craziness of divorce and being in limbo with so many things, I decided it would be a better plan to postpone going back until Jan ‘08. At least by then things should be stabilized in my life and I’ll be able to concentrate fully on my studies.

Application is coming along

I visited one of my former professors last night and he was very encouraging and told me that just based on knowing me and my work, he thinks I won’t have any problem getting into the master’s program there at my old uni. He even said he’d be willing to be a reference on my application! Yay!


I started my application essay today and emailed some of my old professors to see if I could meet with them and get some advice on the application process (and also ask them to give me a reference!).

handprintonmyheart has gotten 57 cheers on this goal.


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