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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  2. 2. Learn fluent French
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  3. 3. graduate from howard university
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lose ten pounds
I Lost Ten Pounds

Like most girls, I gained weight my freshman year of college and I promised myself that I would lose that weight before I graduated. But I didn’t want my weight fluctuating up and down based on whether or not I could make it to the gym each month.

My friends started going to the track but we all run at different speeds. I took a Water Aerobics class which helped but I don’t have time to wash chlorine out of my hair and clothes in the middle of the day. But what really helped me lose weight was when I ran out of money.

I was forced to stop eating fast food. I started cooking the food that my mom mailed in her Care Packages. I had two weeks of black beans, brown rice, tuna, chunked chicken, and various vegetables. At the end of that time, I went home to Texas ten pounds lighter. So now I limit my fast food and I’m taking a Tae Kwon Do Class. I haven’t weighed myself since this summer but I am significantly more flexible and strong.

make a website
Jesus Saves

I’ve always wanted to start my own business so I’ve wanted a website for a while. I bought the website name at the County Clerk’s Office but I still have to buy the domain name online and I dont know how to do my own website so I asked my friend but he’s charging so I must wait until later this summer when I have a job. He doesn’t know everything about making websites, only enough to have made his own. I met a guy on the bus that looked like “White Jesus” and he said that he went to school for it but I doubt he’s less expensive than my friend so I’ll let my friend get me as far as he can. Then, I’m calling Mr. Jesus-look-alike aka Zack. Lol

Learn fluent French
Learning French

I took a French class in eighth grade. I took it again in 11th grade at a community college so I could graduate without taking Spanish. First I lost fluency with writing, then speaking, then reading. I’m an Architecture student so it will probably be a while before I find the time but most of all, I want to be able to pronunciate in French.


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