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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stargirl0 in Nantucket is doing 28 things including…

study abroad

3 cheers


stargirl0 has written 2 entries about this goal


I’ve been waiting for this since my first Spanish class in, like, seventh grade, and I leave for Madrid on Friday. So overwhelmed, so happy, so scared of being unable to communicate. Forty eight hours until the adventure begins!


On my first day back at school, I visited the Study Abroad offices and collected a lot of both pamphlets and bad news. The college discontinued its program in Barcelona, which is where I wanted to go. Well, ok, I could get around that. But then, as I read more, it started to seem like the entire study abroad program consists of taking one, or maybe two, credits, and all of the classes are oriented around language or regional studies. And that’s just not what I’m interested in. The more I think about it, the more I think that what I really want is just to travel, and it would be cheaper and easier to just leave school and do a help exchange (or just get a job) in another country, rather than being involved in a program that, frankly, seems to have no upside.

stargirl0 has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Lanie cheered this 2 years ago
  • Ash cheered this 3 years ago
  • Ru cheered this 3 years ago


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