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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Rachel L is doing 20 things including…

spend lots of time with my niece

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Rachel L has written 1 entry about this goal


My niece lives in Seattle (w/ her parents) and is a brand-new baby, born in March. Since we live in Cincinnati, we’ve only met her once, but we’re trying to move out to Seattle to be closer to her & other family.
I want to spend lots of time with her as she grows and teach her about being a confident, well-adjusted woman in today’s world. (Her parents are going to teach her many things too, of course, but I’d like to give her my point of view of the world, too).
And of course, I want to be the “cool” aunt and spoil her rotten!
I want to mentor her, be close with her, have lots of fun with her, and be a trusted adult confidant. (I think every kid needs a close parental-like figure who’s not their parent to ask questions to that they might not be comfortable asking their parents about).
I’ve never had a niece or nephew yet, so I’m super excited about my first niece!

Rachel L has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • Ash cheered this 3 years ago
  • Ru cheered this 3 years ago


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