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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MiscMealyBugs's Life List

  1. 1. cuddle with kimya dawson
    1 person
  2. 2. revise my writing
    1 person
  3. 3. stop being embarrassed to sign in front of my mom
    1 person
  4. 4. get a pet lizard
    10 people
  5. 5. Take an entomology class
    1 person
  6. 6. Tell my dad how I really feel
    39 people
  7. 7. grow daisies
    1 person
  8. 8. get my license
    1,432 people
  9. 9. be known for my poetry
    3 people
  10. 10. cut off all my hair
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    12 people
  11. 11. Grow my hair out
    1,805 people
  12. 12. get a pet tarantula
    6 people
  13. 13. publish a book of poetry
    363 people
  14. 14. Meet Nikki Giovanni
    2 people
  15. 15. learn arabic
    2,364 people
  16. 16. dance to Frank Sinatra with someone I love
    1 person
  17. 17. meet Tom Robbins
    17 people
  18. 18. Learn to cook like my dad
    1 person
  19. 19. Perform spoken word
    11 people
  20. 20. find 100 things that make me happy
    2 entries
    150 people
  21. 21. Vlog everyday for one year
    2 people
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find 100 things that make me happy (read all 2 entries…)
Second thing.

Bugs. So much.

make my own stuffed animals
It's a Buffin!!

I make stuffed animals out of old clothes for myself and my friends. I call them Buffins. This one’s name is Guy and I made him for Lindsey for her birthday. You can’t tell but he has long, floppy legs.

I stuff them with dried lentils because they’re soft and more friendly than stuffing. I use yarn to stuff some softer parts, ears and limbs. I design them individually for who I’m making them for. I’m planning on making a lot this summer and selling them at local craft festivals.

find 100 things that make me happy (read all 2 entries…)
First thing


I write stream of consciousness. It’s extremely therapeutic. Seeing myself as a writer makes me happy.

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