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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sammeee is doing 39 things including…

make a bag

33 cheers


sammeee has written 4 entries about this goal

I am a failure at life!!

I did not create within my allotted two weeks and so mega fail! Ok, enough with the drama – thankfully due to lovely lovely Easter, it’s going to be a gorgeous long four day weekend… So, along with studying, I’m going to make a make-up bag; because seriously this is getting ridiculous now.

Oh yeah!

Zips and lining finally purchased!

I feel awful that i still have not started this!

I have just been so busy and tired from work, but I wanted to make a little make-up bag that I could actually use for work to keep in my locker. I have decided that this mini sub goal needs to be completed within the next two weeks! Yes, I have set myself a target, and if I fail to create then I will be a failure in life!

Zips will be bought from Hobbyceaft this weekend; I need to pick up lining too.

Once completed, I can move on to other bag making related projects, and finally mark this as complete when I have made my ‘MEHICO’ bag (basically it’s bag that one of the other volunteers had bought in Mexico before I got there, I LOVED it, she told me where to pick it up from but I just didn’t have the time between working at the various placements to find it – so I decided to make a similar one instead).

Almost ready to start!

I have purchased most of the materials I need, now I just need to buy some zips from HobbyCraft and I am finally ready to go! I am going to start small with a make-up bag, and then move on to making the bag that I have been planning for so long!

I found a few online tutorials, so I’m hoping that this process will also help me in accomplishing my other goal: Learn to sew.

sammeee has gotten 33 cheers on this goal.


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