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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tjstein in Overland Park is doing 6 things including…

become a foster parent


tjstein has written 2 entries about this goal


We’ve had two boys (6 and 11) in our home for three months now. They are brothers and also have sisters in foster care at another home. It’s been a whirlwind of an experience for us, but well worth it. There’s no set time yet for when (and if) they will be reunited with their parents. But for now, we’re raising them as best we can.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how good it feels to do this. We wanted to become foster parents in order to help children, but I think it’s really helped me be a better person.


We officially became foster parents this past month. It was a long process including extensive parenting classes, background checks and home inspections. We received our first placement a couple of weeks ago. A four year old girl was with us for a weekend because her current foster parents had to go out of town. Overall, it was a great experience and we’re looking forward to our next placement.


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