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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Nikita in Washington State is doing 29 things including…

identify 43 things that make me happy.

17 cheers


Nikita has written 28 entries about this goal


Watching my son play his instrument. He makes me proud.

#27 Thoughtfulness

I love it when someone does something for you just because.

#26 finding new foods I like

Since adopting a vegetarian diet I have become more adventurous and am trying many different kinds of foods I like. It’s kind of fun.

#25 Being appreciated at work

I have worked some really crappy jobs in the past and it’s nice to finally be working for a company that appreciates me.

#24 Having the house to myself

My son is staying the night with a friend and the boyfriend is crabbing with his cousin. The dogs are asleep and the house is quiet. I love it.

#23 Lazy Sundays

I love lounging around the house and relaxing in my PJs, ignoring all the chores that need to be done and just taking it easy. It’s a nice way to end a weekend before the start of a very busy week.

#22 When my son cooks for me

He made me a wonderful breakfast of scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and toast. It was a very nice Mothers Day gift.

#21 Lilacs

I have a bush in my yard that blooms beautifully each year. My grandma had some in her yard so they make me think of her when they bloom.

#20 A sunny day

I always love it when the sun comes out. I feel so alive and I actually get to wear my sunglasses. :o)

#19 Being Creative

I love to do crafts of all kinds. My favorite though would be stained glass. Now if I could just finish my craft room maybe I would be able to sit down and work on some stuff.

Nikita has gotten 17 cheers on this goal.


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