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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Jillene in Dublin is doing 39 things including…

go swimming

4 cheers


Jillene has written 2 entries about this goal

Over the weekend of the 4th...

we took off spontaneously for Atlantic City and the beach. It’s been years since I’ve been to the ocean and I had such a good time. I wasn’t able to “swim” in the exercise sort of way, but it felt good to be in water again. It reminded me how much I enjoy it.

I grew up

with a swimming pool in our back yard. I was such a water baby. I remember spending so much time in the pool I’d get water logged and beyond wrinkled:) We moved from that house when I was 14 and it wasn’t long before other interests took the place of my love of water. Now that I’m an adult, though…I feel like something is missing. I feel like I’m too heavy to go to a public pool, but I’d really like to find a way to start swimming again. I’d even be up to trying water aerobics or some other type of water exercise, as they say it’s no impact and really tones all body parts.

I haven’t figured out how to incorporate this into my world as of yet…but I’m looking for the right opportunity.

Jillene has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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