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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lebomatseke in South Africa is doing 42 things including…

love with all my heart and receive the same amount of love back

8 cheers


lebomatseke has written 1 entry about this goal

is it possible?

I’m not sure anymore. It seems as if you have to uphold this stereotypical character to get somewhere. We, and I say we because although I’d love to be good and see the beauty inside the truth is that I want what I want dammit, are so superficial and we want this version of a ‘someone’ that may be impossible. I mean how many ‘goodlooking, single, succesful 30 year olds that are willing to understand and accept my bullshit are out there? I think none. I’ve realised that I have to accept and ‘fix’ me before even attempting to ‘date’.

It’s so funny, I was talking to my friends this week about it and they have various ideas of who my ‘somebody’ will be but my one friend said that I have to stop the self destruction and take care of myself instead. She is very honest and knows me well but it seems like such a difficult thing to do. We all want to come into a relationship with a fresh start but the truth is that we all come with baggage and that could mean the end of any chance of a strong relationship.

My question to anyone that is reading this is: ‘is this particular goal possible?’Honestly, is it possible to have the person you want to feel the same way of you? I’m not sure whether it’s possible. Why is it that even though I know my high school perceptions of the ideal guy is wishful thinking I still want it for myself. I’m not the most prettiest girl in the world, in fact I am very weird and plain, but I still wish I’d meet that ‘guy’. I know that statically speaking having a person recipricate the same ammount of love you give is stupid my theory is what the hell is the point? Seriously!

I’d love to hear theories and comments. I hope this entry makes sense. If not please send a msg and I’ll try to clarify.


lebomatseke has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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