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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nurslaurie09 in Brecksville is doing 42 things including…

get a passport

52 cheers


nurslaurie09 has written 10 entries about this goal

It arrived!

I am SO excited! Can’t wait to use it!!!!


Application submitted! Just have to do the waiting now!! So excited!!


Went Friday, and they said they had changed hours and I needed to make an appointment for Monday. So now, tomorrow’s the day!

Friday is the day!

My next day off when the office is open! Yay!!!!!

Another step closer

As a birthday present, one of my older daughters sent me $ specifically earmarked for this! Yay! I am finishing the paperwork today!


I’ve been trying to get this done for over a year, but since I don’t NEED a passport right now, I keep finding “better” uses for the money. My kids have been asking what I want for my upcoming birthday and I have said some $$ earmarked for this only!


Stymied by money again! Something told me not to go, and I ended up using the money to fix the furnace. Still trying!

Another step

Filled out and printed off all the paperwork today! Going on Thursday!


Got my passport photos today! They are just as awful as they should be, like the old joke, “When you look like your passport photo, it’s time to go home!”

Will submit the paperwork the week between Christmas and New Year’s!

Prerequisite for some other goals!

I have wanted to do this for so long but other money demands have gotten in the way. I’m going to do this for my Christmas present to myself!

nurslaurie09 has gotten 52 cheers on this goal.


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