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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changing forever from midnight to noon

I'm doing 17 things

ashleycathleen's Life List

  1. 1. learn forgiveness
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    22 people
  2. 2. learn all of the lyrics to "It's the End of the World as We Know It"
    1 person
  3. 3. Research my family tree
    904 people
  4. 4. spend the night in a haunted house
    1 cheer
    269 people
  5. 5. Practice discretion
    1 entry
    1 person
  6. 6. Grow my hair out
    1 cheer
    1,805 people
  7. 7. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  8. 8. learn how to do a cartwheel
    245 people
  9. 9. see a Tennessee Williams play
    1 person
  10. 10. write an article
    1 entry
    143 people
  11. 11. Ride a train
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    154 people
  12. 12. grow a garden
    1 cheer
    934 people
  13. 13. go to bed earlier
    1,761 people
  14. 14. play the piano again
    1 entry
    491 people
  15. 15. learn to drive
    6,743 people
  16. 16. get a job I enjoy
    1 entry
    281 people
  17. 17. Live in the present
    402 people

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How to get off medication
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to go to college
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Practice discretion

She’s the master.

see Leonard Cohen perform live

Oh my God, he’s playing Coachella, along with My Bloody Valentine, Morrissey, and many fantastic others. I’d sell my soul to see this.

write an article

I’m an English major because I’m a journalist. If we don’t use our power to free speech, we’ll forget we have it.

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