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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is thinking about life after High School

I'm doing 33 things

How I did it
How to donate blood
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to bake a birthday cake for someone special
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel accomplished

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keep a diary
dear diary,

well, it’s the 21st century so i thought i’d keep a blog instead and i’ve managed to post everyday for the past 2 months. It allows me to reflect on my feelings, revisit my days and share with people my thoughts and things i like. My aspirations build by the day and i guess this exercise is allowing me to work on my english and writing skills. DEFINITELY worth the 5 mins it’ll take you everyday to reflect.
It also helps that i can post straight from my mobile so i have no excuse to forget to go online.

be more social
be friendly

i used to be more of a social butterfly in high school than i am now in university. I felt intrusive when i just sat next to someone, hoping they weren’t waiting for someone else to sit next to them. But i guess i’ve come to realise not everyone in uni are close tight knit friends, they’re class buddies and it is that way which allows you you say “yeah i know _ they’re in my class.”

backpack across europe

I want to try spend less than $5000 AU.
I know it’s possible. I just need someone who is willing to do this with me :)

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