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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Emily in Fredericksburg is doing 11 things including…

Learn to say no

9 cheers


Emily has written 3 entries about this goal


is it selfish to just sometimes want to go into a middle of a room and yell WHAT ABOUT ME?


This is ridiculous. I can’t even say no to boys. I’m so afraid of just being honest with people. If I can’t say no I’ll just ignore their calls and such and they STILL won’t get the hint. Right now my best friends ex-boyfriend can’t keep his hands off me. Especially if hes been drinking. And I don’t wanna cause a scene and cause drama when I’m with all my friends chilling because hes my good friend too. And I’m afraid I’ll hurt his feelings. But at the same time he is putting me in a suuuch a bad situation. I hate this. And I’m sure to other people it sounds so easy, just tell him to stop, just pull him aside and kindly tell him your situation, just say no.

but thats the thing. I can’t.


this would be amazing.

Emily has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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