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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Josh Petersen in Seattle is doing 15 things including…

write more love letters

77 cheers


Josh Petersen has written 9 entries about this goal

Say it With Flowers

The card said “I love being married to you.”

Love texting

I’m a 140 character spreader of love.


I love this goal. Maybe I can write a little love letter to this goal on here. But I’m lagging on actually writing the love letters that matter.

Secret Code

Sent a cryptic note this AM.

Mothers and Daughters

Mother’s Day was last Sunday and I sent my wife the best love letter I could for a beautiful mother of 3. She got to sleep in while I herded kids until 11:30 and then we took her out for brunch. It was a sweet day, with lots of love from the kids for their mom, and enough time for the two of us to spend together to make it count. I love you Anne, you are a great Mother, and most beautiful to boot.

I'm in love with this goal

I’m finding time to write love letters lately. Sometimes good old fashioned pen on paper love letters and sometime new fangled text message love letters. My daughter and I are even sending email love letters. I am in love with love letters. When was the last time you sent one? It is a low risk high reward activity.

Wrote one

Finally – I seized the moment on Friday and jotted out a love letter! It was a special day.

Today would be a good day

It being Valentine’s Day, it would be apt to write a love letter today. I think I can make this happen. I’m going to give cards to my daughters as well. And buy some sweets.

First one

I had some time in the car this weekend while my daughter had fallen asleep in her car seat. I had pen and paper at hand and wrote Anne a love letter. Her birthday is today, so it was a good time to reflect on how much I love her.

I think I’ll try to get to 10 this year before calling this goal “done”.

Josh Petersen has gotten 77 cheers on this goal.


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