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.

Export My Content

Harmony in Durham is doing 29 things including…

43 random things about me

17 cheers


Harmony has written 5 entries about this goal

#5 Music

I love music, and I saturate nearly every moment with some form of music. Even when I have everything turned off and I’m sitting quietly I tend to focus on the music of natural rhythms around me. I often start moving to the invisible music too, which makes me either entertaining or just weird depending on who is around. I would hate to imagine a world without music, and I often have a hard time relating to people who aren’t music lovers. I do try to, but I find that too often we haven’t got much common ground.

#4 Fears

I have a few things that I’m very afraid of and a few phobias. I usually end up getting very upset with myself when I let one of these get the best of me. I’m actually diagnosed as an agoraphobic, but I am doing much better with this than I used to be. The other things I’m really afraid of are having loved ones die or get hurt, being abandoned and/or forgotten, talking on the phone, being judged, and spiders. I’m irrationally scared of spiders to the point I often make a huge ass out of myself if I find one on me.

The picture is a very sad little doodle I just did to help myself remember everything =P

#3 Zebras!!!

I have an insane obsession with all things zebra and zebra print. If I see something with anything remotely related to a zebra on it and I have the money…chances are I will buy it even if I don’t need it. I have everything from Zebra print beds and leashes for my pets, zebra toys, paintings of zebras, a zebra snuggie, a zebra print cover on my cell phone…you get the idea. The list goes on and on. I was once told by someone I would grow out of it…that was over 10 years ago. I think this obsession is a keeper.

#2 I'm a murderer

of all things plant-like.

My mom had a green thumb. I grew up literally surrounded by greenery. Houseplants in every room, a room solely dedicated to houseplants, multiple gardens. My dad even took it as his duty to build her extra spaces to grow and hang her plants like a green house and a “fake” well house (It was really beautiful honestly)

I loved that life and those plants. I miss them. I have spent my entire adult life trying to grow…pretty much anything, but alas, my house plants all die, anything I try to grow from a bulb or seed never even sprouts, and seedings I plant never make it. Its given me this complex where I almost don’t want to get more plants just to murder them.

I haven’t given up yet though. Someone gave me a hanging fern yesterday and it is hanging nervously in my front window, terrified for its life I’m sure. Maybe this one will be the one that breaks my deadly curse =)

Pictured: My next victim, the brave little fern.

#1 Allergies
Ok, maybe this isn’t the most interesting random fact, but its a start. As a kid I was never considered to be allergic to anything. As I’ve gotten older I’ve developed allergies to:
  • pesticides (I have to be really careful with lettuce and therefore almost never eat it on anything)
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Peanuts
  • All types of actual nuts that I’ve tried
  • bee stings
  • certain types of floral and all musk based perfume/cologne
  • Neosporin (its supposed to help heal cuts, but on me it makes them get progressively worse)
  • And now the doctor thinks I might have a wheat gluten allergy, but I’m not convinced it isn’t just a scapegoat answer since it seems to be a fad at the moment. I’m going to go along with the testing for it and see if it helps, but I’m doubtful its the issue.

So, at this rate of gaining allergies I expect to be in a bubble like the kid form “The Bubble Boy” within the next couple of decades =D

Harmony has gotten 17 cheers on this goal.


I want to:
43 Things Login