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.

Export My Content


Enjoy using my college degree.

Decided I like what I’m doing now better than I’d like a job using my degree.

learn to play the accordion
no accordion

I decided to learn the melodica instead. Yay me!

take better advantage of living in Austin.
Yay Austin!

Now that I have a boyfriend who likes to do stuff with me, who actually WANTS to be seen with me in public, I’ve had all sorts of Austin adventures.

Read a book every month
This is great.

And I’m still doin it. Right now- Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

have more dinner parties

I’m gonna have a Sex in the City party. I know it ended a long time ago, but I still love it, and so do my friends.

open up my own vegetarian bakery.
The Darkside

Well, I’ve joined the darkside and am not a vegetarian anymore. And I honestly don’t care what anyone thinks about it. But I still would love to open up a bakery someday.

get more massages, pedicures
Debt first, massages and pedicures later, girl!

I am givin this up because it is not helpful to me to do this while I am trying to pay off my debt. Ha!

Excercise more

I have been doing so much Dance Dance Revolution it’s not even funny. My feet hurt. Oww.

R Kelly = LAME

It’s good for the humor value I suppose but that’s about it. It’s ridiculous, really.

Laugh until my stomach hurts.

I probably do this every single day because me and the girl who sits beside me are a comedy team. We make everyone laugh.

meet my penpal
Penpals = <3

I heart my penpal. She is so much fun and so fabulous. I am so glad I’ve met her and I plan to go and see her at the end of the summer.

lie under the night sky and watch for shooting stars

In mid to late August, you can see the Perseids meteor shower. You have to go out late at night, like midnight or so (central standard time- I’m in Texas), and you should get as far away from the city lights as possible. It is amazing. Sometimes you can see them closer to the city lights, but it’s best far away.

Discover more music

A good way to find new music is to sign up for They make a “radio station” based on bands you add, and then they add their own bands that are similar to the ones you added, or ones they think you may like. Also, if you go onto and make a wish list, they’ll also suggest other things that are along the same lines, and you can view lists that people have made up and get new music that way.

Become a vegetarian
Vegetarians do taste better.

It was so easy for me to become vegetarian. I am helping animals and eating healthier. I learned to cook when I decided to become vegetarian and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

drink more water and less soda
More water, please.

Water is so good. I was out with friends the other night, and I don’t drink alcohol. So, I got a glass of water. And I was drinking it and I realized how much I love water. It’s good for you and it quenches your thirst better than soda or beer. Water makes my body feel amazing. I really dunno what else to say.



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