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 21 things

How I did it
How to become more self confident
It took me
4 days
It made me
Glow with pride.

How to have a penpal
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

Recent entries
Own a Fujifilm Finepix X100 Camera.
Wonderful birthday gift.

One Sunday morning a few weeks ago, my father surprised me by announcing he’d buy me the Fuji X100 for my 18th birthday!

After perusing our buying options online, we finally sat down today and ordered it together!! It is on target to be delivered well before my birthday on the 4th of December.

My Dad used to be a photographer, so there is a special bonding element to this gift – and I couldn’t be happier or more grateful. :)

get accepted into university

I have some exciting news to share. I’ve been accepted into my dream university to study my dream course – a Bachelor of Journalism!

I didn’t think that this goal would have been completed as quickly as it has been, but no complaints haha!

Wishing all the school-leavers here on 43things much success with their university applications in the coming months.

finish year 12! (read all 4 entries…)

Today was a great (big) last day at school. First up, all of the students in the school formed a huge human arch that meandered through the school, and all the year twelves ran through it whooping and cheering like spartans. It was amazing!! We then had a funny morning ceremony with performances and comedic awards (most selfies taken, most lost property, most likely to win an award etc.) Then we ran out onto the oval and had a massive water fight, before being allowed to spend the rest of the day as we pleased.

My good year 11 friend Nick stopped me while I was leaving the school after the water fight. He gave me a big hug, before whipping his backpack in front of him and pulling out a card and a large box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Such a lovely thing to do! After that, I headed to the shops to pick out a dress for the valedictory ceremony.

So, tonight was the night that I officially graduated from high school. The valedictory ceremony was beautiful, and everyone looked great. I was in very good company tonight; my Mum, Dad and best friend Jaz came along! Nick was there too, which was a nice surprise.

At the end of the night, as I went to leave, I couldn’t help but get teary. Nick must’ve have spotted that, and strode over to grab my shoulders and say “No. Don’t cry. Come onnnn. No. Pleaase.”
“I’m not cryyyying Nick.” I answered.
“Yes you are! You liar. Don’t cryyy.” he pleaded, making me laugh. Jaz was nearby, joining in with his funny chorus of pleads. I truly love those two.

I”m off to bed now. What a wonderful, exciting, bittersweet day it’s been.

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