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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lifeisgood61 is doing 43 things including…

get married to the love of my life

23 cheers


lifeisgood61 has written 5 entries about this goal

I think the best I can hope for ....

is just to find someone nice and be okay with that.

Oh yeah...

I suppose I should write a sad poem in my journal and MOVE ON! Which I will. Eventually.

I feel completely crushed and used by men.

The last entry I wrote in here was in my last meaningful relationship. It lasted 3 years. I put a lot of myself into it and he ended up leaving me because I was sick. I’m not really crushed that it’s over, we were wrong for each other. Just the way it was done. He ended it shabbily. I feel exhausted by relationships. I just want someone who loves me back. I’m a giver and have tended to attract takers. I’m watchful of that now. Maybe it’s too late for me. Maybe I’m spent. I worry about that.

I think he and I are making something special here

I feel like I’m being the most honest and open I’ve ever been in a relationship. I’m putting it out there. Of course he’s a gentle, kind person, I checked that out first. Also I’m working on being an accepting listener and friend. I’m being the person I want him to be to me. He notices.


I’ve been alone too long. I need love. I need normalcy. I want what other people have and take for granted.

lifeisgood61 has gotten 23 cheers on this goal.


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