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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I'm doing 25 things

How I did it
How to beat my chronic fatigue
It took me
90 days
It made me

How to make a voodoo doll
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to beat my depression
It took me
6 months
It made me

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Drop out of high school
Not even halfway thru Year 12 and OVER IT

I talked to my parents for the first time about it yesterday and talked to my careers adviser about my options today. Im in year 12 but am doing my finals over two years which is called pathways. Well, at least I was. Im half way through my first year and I cant do it anymore. I havent the health, energy or motivation to do anymore. I have ongoing health issues but despite it i gave senior highschool my all. I KNOW that i want to do a creative writing course, become an author, become some sort of editor, and basically surround myself with English for the rest of my life (you hate me right now dont you?) and battling through all these subjects is just pointless. I want to take a year off to get my act together and then probably take a course that will take me into university. Now days you dont need to complete year 12 to have a sucessful education and career. Theres a chance I’ll stay in school but it will be unlikely. The next few weeks will decide it. I dont take this all lightly. Im not bludging or being irresponsible. Its scary as hell but I think this will be the right thing for me. I never IMAGINED that I’d be a highschool dropout but there are a lot more possibilities than parents or teachers say.

Be more humble

I need to stop bitching about my life and keep in mind how blessed I am.

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I feel very sorry to anyone who came to Australia for summer. SUMMER DID NOT COME. We’ve had more summer in winter than summer in summer! Its ridiculous! Feel absolute no guilt in giving up this goal.

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