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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redbandita in Amsterdam is doing 17 things including…

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)

36 cheers


redbandita has written 46 entries about this goal

54 + 55

feel my baby kick inside
see my pregnant belly in the mirror


snow in Amsterdam and hearing the kids outside having a snow ball fight

49 - 52

- swimming
- silly Helge-Schneider-songs (“Supersexy Käsebrot”, for example)
- eating al fresco
- seeing greebs with fish in their beaks and their young on their backs

44 - 48

- brandnew knickers
- the smell of clean laundry (especially pillow cases)
- my new gum shield which prevents me from grinding my teeth to small stumps while being asleep
- being found by and reconnecting with an American mate of mine I knew 17 years ago during my exchange year in Pennsylvania
- getting my bf to help me with my secret plan to super-glue a memorial plaque to the canal bridge where Rose used to live (he’s my kind of a non-conformist!)

43. (!)

decorating my christmas tree and smelling its resin’s scent filling the house


pasting stamps on greeting card envelopes, knowing that the recipient of the envelope will be happy to get it.


Singing loudly along the “Little Shop of Horrors” tape.
Note to self: find tape, or better, buy CD!!!


my new sports bra

Seriously, I never thougth that it would make such a difference. I’m not huge. Still, I can run without the uncomfortable feeling, frontally. Yay!


catching a leaf falling from a tree before it touches the ground

it’s even better if I catch it while cycling

37, 38

getting e-mails from friends and family
getting new pictures from my friends’ and sister’s babies and see them grow from afar

redbandita has gotten 36 cheers on this goal.


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