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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Delphi in Austin is doing 40 things including…

have straight teeth

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Delphi has written 2 entries about this goal


I went in for a consultation with an orthodontist that specializes in Invisalign, and I got a number- $5000. Kind of unattainable, but not impossible. Worst case scenario, I have to save a lot this year. However, I’m looking at possibly moving into a job soon that will have some dental coverage, so that may open up new opportunities.

Dentists have quite a racket

I mean, how many people do you go up to and say, “Here’s a ridiculous amount of money. One hour of mind-numbing pain and discomfort, please.”? For good or ill, my parents were never onboard with the whole dentist thing for me or my sisters. Probably due to the cost. So, while I’ve taken good care of my teeth since I was old enough to recognize the importance, mine are still in need of some work. The biggest issue will probably be getting my wisdoms out. I have one tooth that’s noticeably crowded out of its proper alignment, and I don’t think there’s room for it till I get that done. Beyond that… I dunno. Guess we’ll see. Don’t have the money for anything now, in any case.

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