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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Mary Geraldine in Silent Hill is doing 34 things including…

be a tattoo artist

5 cheers


Mary Geraldine has written 6 entries about this goal

New apprenticeship

I started a new apprenticeship at a different shop with a different mentor. Everything was going well until my car was wrecked as I have been unable to drive there in several weeks. Hopefully I get reliable transportation SOON so that I can get back to work/learning.

Snag... the fabric. So far I have completed three tattoos on human skin & have one session left to finish my fourth (it is big). However, my mentor has been forced to quit his job due to personal issues and I will not be able to continue my apprenticeship until he secures new employment.

Started... first tattoo on human skin yesterday. I got the outline done and will do the shading and coloring next week.

Still learning...


This is my first ever tattoo on fake skin.

Learning... use a tattoo machine.


I know a tattoo artist who is interested in apprenticing me. For now though I need to work on my art skills and get a reliable vehicle.

Mary Geraldine has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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