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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aka is doing 6 things including…

identify 100 things that make me happy.

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aka has written 100 entries about this goal

100. Our future

No matter how wonderful our past was, how cozy and sweet our present is, I think our future holds the most :) Thinking about what kind of family we want to be and how our lives might change is the happiest thing of all!
And now I can’t believe that this goal is finished. I will surely miss it :)

99. Forgiveness

When I was younger my frustrated parents would often call me the most unforgiving person in the world. But it changed with time. I’m not only more forgiving to others, but to myself as well.

98. Being a team with my husband

We celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year and I couldn’t wish for a better teammate. I love our togetherness. He understands me without words, we love the same food and music, even our personal styles are getting more and more influenced by each other :) We make each other stronger, happier and better.

97. Being active

I’m not the most athletic person but doing active things makes me very happy. No matter how small my exercising achievements are, they make me very proud. I just hope it’s not too late for me to transform from a regular couch potato to one sporty and fit lady.

96. Blooming magnolias

They seem so otherworldly and always steal my breath away!

95. Days when nothing hurts and I’m full of energy

I do know how to appreciate those and try to take full advantage of these times :)

94. History

I love history because it’s one never-ending story and if you dig a little deeper it can be more exciting than any fiction! I am fascinated by British history, as well as by ancient Greek and Roman. Russian history is very dramatic and full of interesting facts too. I wish I had more time to study it.

93. Faith

I won’t go into too much detail on this one but faith is very important to me (not that there’s anything wrong with not having it!).

92. Home sweet home

This apartment has become our home for now. I love to have a place that reflects both of our personalities and holds our memories. It feels like a permanent home too, because we are not planning to move any time soon. I hope our nomadic years are over!

91. Museums

Those are always relaxing and happy places for me. My favorite is V&A museum in London. I spent so many blissful hours there :)

P.S. Isn’t is the most amazing museum cafe you ever saw?

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