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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sweetbananaflake is doing 16 things including…

provide an income for me and the kids


sweetbananaflake has written 1 entry about this goal

it has been so long

The last time I earned an income was when I got pregnant with my daughter, then I got sick, then had the car accident, and now here I am 4 years later struggling to make it all come together. I have a vague idea of what I need to do and I have been working towards it but no one in my life supports what I’m trying to do. Both my mother and my ex have been treating this as some kind of hobby and pressuring me to give up the whole idea and either get an office job (which I’m still not physically able to do on a full time basis) or just live off of them. They don’t seem to understand that I want to be able to buy things for myself without asking permission- I want to know that if everyone else dropped dead I could still care for my children. I want to set an example to my kids. I want to be able to do something that I can be proud of, that can make money, and that I can be good at- something that I can be appreciated for and not taken for granted.


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