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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clean, organize and repaint my room
First Step

So far I’ve cleaned a ton of my room and repainted. Now I just have a little bit more of organizing to go and this goal will be complete!

Get up when my first alarm goes off... (read all 3 entries…)

It’s summer now and I don’t have much to do. This is going to turn into actually SET an alarm and get up and do something pretty quick.

100 things that make me happy (read all 3 entries…)

Travel. I love to travel, seeing new things makes me feel more alive. I love to experience different cultures and learn about different people’s ways of life.

stop procrastinating

I feel as though I have procrastinated my whole life away. I feel stopping is pretty key to my happiness.

knit 40 flowers and post pictures of them here

The first one. How it was sewn together could use some work, but I’m pretty proud of it.

regret nothing

This is something that I’m truly struggling with. I tend to regret even the smallest thing. I need to learn to let things go, relax and not take things to seriously. You only have one life, so live it to its fullest.

100 things that make me happy (read all 3 entries…)

Friends. I have some very amazing friends that I’m truly thankful for. I will miss them after graduation, but I know they will always be with me.

figure out what i want to do with my life

I’m graduating undergrad in a week and a half without a clue of what I want to do. Part of me is excited for the opportunity to be able to do whatever it is I choose. Part of me is also terrified…

live passionately
A Quote about Passion

“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it – which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

I don’t know.”
-Paolo Coelho

100 things that make me happy (read all 3 entries…)

Learning. I love learning new things, thinking, exploring, but often times I don’t take enough time to do it. I get caught up in routine, when really, all I want is to know more about anything and everything.

Get a tattoo
Let it Be

I’m thinking the phrase let it be on my hip would be a good one. Now I just have to go out and do it…

Make myself a dress that I like

I am now realizing that one of my passions may lie in construction of clothing (specifically costumes), patterning clothing, etc. So for practice. I may as well make myself something nice :)

Finish things when they're actually supposed to get done
This vs. Stop procrastinating

To me, this goal is more about meeting deadlines where as stop procrastinating is about things that don’t really have a specific day to get done by, they just inevitably should be done. Things such as clean, go buy new clothes, etc. are in the stop procrastinating area. Actually doing research and finishing this 12 page paper on Tolkien is in the do things when they’re supposed to get done category.

find my bliss
Where this comes from.

Recently, I’ve been debating what I want to do with my life. I am about to graduate college and I’m not sure I’m interested in what I have been studying for the last four years anymore. While working with one of my professors, we were having a discussion in which she said “I hope you find your bliss.” This phrase really stuck with me. I’m not sure I know how to achieve this or if it’s even possible, but it’s worth giving it a try.

Get up when my first alarm goes off... (read all 3 entries…)
2 Days

Going strong on this goal for 2 days :)

Get up when my first alarm goes off... (read all 3 entries…)
Morning Schedule

I’m definitely one of those people who has huge hopes for getting up early, spending a ton of time relaxing and getting ready in the morning… but then when the morning comes around I hit snooze as many times as I possibly can before rolling out of bed with 5 minutes to spare to throw on some clothes and run out the door.
So for now. My goal is to set a realistic alarm that I’ll actually get up for and then move on to maybe having some free time in the morning from there.



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