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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  1. 1. own a horse
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Patience...And yes, more patience.

I’ve dreamed about getting a horse for 9 years now (almost 10). For a long time I begged for riding lessons, since we lived in a town and I knew we had nowhere to keep one. My mom had lessons and she doesn’t even LIKE horses. But, I never got them.
Then I found out we were moving to KY gasp the horse capitol of the world! Ha. Seriously, it sounded more exciting than it is. I had hoped we’d move to a place with lots of land, but it turned out to be a rented place in the city. Blah. The basement was infested with crickets, too.
I know we’ll move again, and I hope it will be soon, because I’m getting a horse one day no matter what. Reading everything I can find about them just isn’t the same.
If my dad has a total cow about it, I’ll tell him one big animal is enough. xD
I realize this is very looooong which I apologize for, but there were two horses in a field by our house before we moved. Their owner lived in another town, so me and my friends would sneak over there with carrots and a brush I found in the garage. It was awesome. They never got groomed, so I brushed ‘em real good. There were two halters hanging on the fence (that never got used) so one day I was feeling bold and put one of them on Drifter and led him around. I went faster, he went faster. It was the most amazing feeling ever!
Then these people who lived nearby got home. Afraid of getting caught, my friends and I got out of there fast. The next time we went the halters were gone. :(
I met their owner once, and apparently Drifter was known for biting people! He seemed nice enough.
But for now all I can do is pray, save up my money, and wait. Wait, wait, wait.

P.S. I found an old leather halter in my grandma’s barn. I have it hanging in my room and it will get used someday. ;^D


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