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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Alyssa

is studying Visual Merchandising.



I'm doing 23 things
 
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finish high school and get my diploma
Another Job Well Done

Yes! I’m completely done! When I walked across that stage and shook the hands of my teachers and mentors, with their eyes full of glowing pride and happiness, the whole world just felt okay.

Now I’m off to college!



Collect the fifty American state quarters
Suprisingly Difficult

Let it be known that collecting all 50, plus “special” quarters, can take a while if you don’t devote an extra day of doing nothing but using the dollar-to-quarter machines.

I finally held up my head in pride when I sorted through the fruits of my labors, so to speak.

It’s a small task in the way of a collector, but none-the-less rewarding!



hike the appalachian trail
Wow, what a heavenly hike!

It’s a sort of… personal adventure. I learned a lot about myself, and gave into my natural human instincts. It was great to spend some quality time with the forces of beauty and strength.



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