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 16 things

ampersand's Life List

  1. 1. Make new friends
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    13,751 people
  2. 2. learn aikido
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    364 people
  3. 3. travel
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    9,238 people
  4. 4. Save money
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    16,491 people
  5. 5. stop biting my nails
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    7,260 people
  6. 6. Grow my hair out
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    1,805 people
  7. 7. attend church more
    3 cheers
    16 people
  8. 8. hike more and enjoy nature
    4 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. swim in the ocean this summer
    3 cheers
    2 people
  10. 10. lose 7 pounds
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    157 people
  11. 11. get married
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    21,332 people
  12. 12. visit glacier national park
    2 cheers
    45 people
  13. 13. write a memoir
    4 cheers
    352 people
  14. 14. volunteer
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    5,550 people
  15. 15. be happy
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    25,048 people
  16. 16. get along with people better
    1 cheer
    1 person
Recent entries
Lose 7 pounds

my goal is to weigh 105 lbs.

Save money (read all 4 entries…)

I’ve been saving more money lately but have yet to set up any kind of retirement account or savings plan.

be happy
steady as she goes

well, sometimes I am extremely happy and sometimes I feel very sad. I guess that is because I am in love in a somewhat stormy relationship and it depends how we are getting along.

I wish for a more even-keeled type of happiness where I could be happy every day but am not sure how to do that. I have plenty of things to be happy about that is for sure.

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