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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2013. the year i make my dreams the reality :D

have a flat stomach (read all 2 entries…)
Throwback picture.

I need to get back here! I realised I like my belly with a little something haha :)

I want to be happy (read all 2 entries…)

Almost there. ALMOST!

Don’t give up guys feeling discouraged :) xxx

love and be loved (read all 2 entries…)

“Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.”

- Margaret Mitchell.

Perfectly desbribes me :)

1 year and 3 months counting :)

stop procrastinating

Gone to get my vision board today. Can’t wait to start this properly :)

love myself (read all 2 entries…)

As I have done this before I have a better perspective on the love I already have for myself. This year I named the year love and health because mentally I’m stronger and through all the things I do I must love myself and project it into my passions which at current is writing, reading, my boyfriend and travel. I can’t wait to do this all over again. It’s always the best to know you can love yourself over and over again :)
Good luck to all on your goals this year xxx

lose weight
the beginning..

I’ve managed to get 2 litres of bottled water down a day, the breakfasts are so on point. Now to tackle the lunch and dinner hours and then the JUNK!

find my place in the world (read all 2 entries…)

i made my first entry here in 2009 and now 2011 i’m slowly feeling where i stand. it took a long time but i’m so excited for the future..

love and be loved (read all 2 entries…)

I just got into a relationship( 1 month and counting..) and he is looking at as serious long term which i don’t mind it just he telling me ‘the l word’ already and he can tell i’m holding back but I guess it’s only because when I gave myself to another he turned around and pretty much said ‘i don’t care’. It’s only been a month he needs to give me time to attempt to love him back.

he makes me smiles a lot so i guess i’m making progress..

love myself (read all 2 entries…)
... here we go with this again..

A reminder e-mail has made me think I want to love myself allover again, it’s an incredible feeling and I would go through it all again, and again, and again.

Complete things
I'm hopless.

I’m hopeless at completely things. Its worse at school cause it’s my last year and coursework deadlines. I failed that but after being told so many times “if oyu get into this habit your be like this the rest of your life” i’m finally starting to get. But I know I got a long way to go :)

have a flat stomach (read all 2 entries…)
It's all about focus.

I can say being a teen and keeping your weight right for you to function well is tough. There’s so much pressure on us to keept fit and thin these day that some of us have eating disorders. I’m that type of person who starts something but never finishes. But, untl this year keep a flat a stomach gets easier and easier and you just look in the mirror and think well, it does pay off to do it!. It’s all about organising time and keeping focus. Now just need to cut out food habits lol.


Smile for real.
being unhappy and not smiling.. ever don't help.

it’s like i try to tell others i’ve never smiled but in my pictures and how i truly feel, i don’t smile i smile when i laugh but genuinely i’ve never had something to smile about in my life yet and it burns me a lot. :(

I want to be happy (read all 2 entries…)
i just feel to run away...

every day,every night is a struggle for me. i revamped my self in 2007 becuase i was just really ,truly unhappy with myself.. i lost friends, and my grades at school were okay. 2008 was the change i need but everytime i lay down at night even though i’ve had good day and good time there’s a clear thought in the back of mind that says “am i truly happy” it upset just thinking about it and i have them times where i cry so hard to be like other people happy& free. it’s being haunting me sinceiwas little and i don’t think i can cope with life much longer :(

find someone who understands me
am i really just from another planet?

it’s like they say, you can be in a crowded room but feel like the loneliest person. you just wake up every morning and think will this be the day my life really starts andsome get the way i think and where i come from. i havw friends but not many understand all my ways of think and just avoid trying to understand or try to but it’s impossible. i’m so run by my emotions that it frutrates me and it would be great if someone could walk in my shoes one day and know what it’s like to “misunderstood”.


decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life

i’m in my last year of secondary school.. i still have time to decide but one thing i’ve always wanted to do is travel the world and find that ultimate sanctuary.i want to be a psychlogist but i know there’s so mcuh i need learn about myself and others before i decide what to do “with the rest of my life” :)

be a better person

I need someone to have a safety net once in a while for me to bounce back on when things get tough. To be better for my family and for the world … :)

find my place in the world (read all 2 entries…)
what is home?

I live in my home with my brother and mom but doesn’t quite feel like home, one day I hopefully will find what it is and what is like to say “i’m home.”




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