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 11 things

RebeccaMA's Life List

  1. 1. get my bachelors degree
    428 people
  2. 2. pay off our credit cards
    18 people
  3. 3. publish a book
    2,597 people
  4. 4. send my daughter to college
    1 entry
    7 people
  5. 5. buy new furniture
    95 people
  6. 6. fix up our house
    8 people
  7. 7. visit Hawaii
    741 people
  8. 8. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  9. 9. go to Australia
    2,302 people
  10. 10. go to Great Britain
    9 people
  11. 11. visit the Great Wall of China
    244 people

How I did it
How to ride in an ambulance
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to get married
It took me
8 months
It made me

How to visit Florida
It took me
3 months
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Recent entries
Drive cross country

I actually only went as far as Nevada. Didn’t cross into California, but pretty close. Did it in 2003 and 2004.

go to Italy

I spent 2 weeks in Italy. We arrived in Venice and went by train south to Florence and then Naples. Then we came back up to Rome, and spent a whole week in Rome before flying home.

If I was to do it again I’d save Venice for last. I was irritated by the traffic in Florence after enjoying the peacefulness of Venice for a few days. Plus Venice has wonderful glass that you might want to buy, and it’s best to save that kind of shopping for the end.

send my daughter to college

I’ve got a long way to go on this one. She’s only in preschool now. This website will probably be long gone by the time it happens.


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