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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oemal in Southern California is doing 25 things including…

buy a sewing machine

6 cheers


oemal has written 3 entries about this goal


Operation: Move Sewing Machine to California home is complete! Thanks to the help of a fellow airline passenger, I was able to hoist the sewing machine into the overhead bin. It’s now home…

Next goal: learn to sew!

Plan is set

Tomorrow my second carry-on will be the sewing machine, which I hope to gate-check (like they do with strollers and such). Once I get it back to California, I’ll have to figure out if it needs a tune-up. (If a local store I noticed a couple weeks back is cheap enough, I might take it in there just to be sure either way, since I wouldn’t know 100% by myself!) Excited that I’ll finally have one…now to learn how to use it really well! :)

Not buy, but maybe spring

My mom said I could have a sewing machine that was my grandmother’s…I just have to figure out how to get it to California. I’d been thinking that I could bring it on a plane as a carry-on the next time I go back, but she’s just pointed out how heavy the darned things are…that, and my being not very tall might make it hard for me to lift it into an overhead bin.

So now it might become my husband’s carry-on! ;)

oemal has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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