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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nataliYUH. is doing 34 things including…

Learn to cook new meals

7 cheers


nataliYUH. has written 3 entries about this goal

I ACTUALLY completed this goal now.

I marked this goal as complete a while ago, but I should have waited until now. Now that I live in an apartment with just my friends – not in dorms with daily food from the dining halls – I cook/prepare my own food every day, usually 3 times a day. I completely surprised myself, but I am LOVING it! I have had quite a few failures, including some very doughy Korean scallion pancakes, but also a very many successes, such as homemade yogurt, homemade tortillas, rainbow chard & yam quesadillas, bok choi and kale stir fry, grilled onion/apple/gouda sandwich, arugula/fried egg sandwich, yummy potato/egg/veggies combos, etc. I cook more than most all of the college students I know, who buy frozen meals and eat out frequently – this may save time but it’s so unsatisfying and expensive! I do have more time in my schedule than most people, but now that I’m enjoying cooking so much, I know I will make time for it no matter what :)

Farmers’ market ingredients are the best! Trying to buy everything in season, as local as possible, and organic when I can. It’s not as expensive as one would think!

Helping out

I cooked with my dad today:
Mango chutney, fried lentil ball things in a tomato cream sauce, potato/onion/spices/etc dish, yummy farmers market chai tea, and pilau rice. You could smell it all cooking from down the street.. Yum!

cooking as a form of procrastination

made kale chips with sesame seeds, roasted chickpeas with garam masala, and no-bake snack bars this weekend. yum!

nataliYUH. has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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