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 9 things

bubbacakes's Life List

  1. 1. Conquer depression
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    71 people
  2. 2. Establish a daily routine
    13 people
  3. 3. Get in shape
    10,376 people
  4. 4. Learn Spanish
    1 entry
    18,259 people
  5. 5. Take voice lessons
    771 people
  6. 6. Learn to Lindy Hop
    1 entry
    41 people
  7. 7. Learn to play the guitar
    1 cheer
    13,736 people
  8. 8. Get a cosmetology license
    6 people
  9. 9. Be a published writer
    119 people

How I did it
How to move to a better apartment
It took me
3 months
It made me

Recent entries
learn to lindy hop
Making some progress

Tomorrow I’ll have my third group lesson in Lindy Hop. I’m slow to pick it up and I’m so much older and fatter than everyone else in the class, but it is fun. There’s a group called The Lindy Project that has started classes in dance studios all over the country. They have a Facebook page that you can use to find out more about them

move to a better apartment (read all 2 entries…)

I chose an apartment recommended by the locator that is in a great central location. I’m paying about 15% more in rent, but already I have signed up for a volunteer position and I’m planning on attending a training for another one this evening.
I looked for a place that felt inviting and where it seemed like there were other folks like me already living there (with plants, kinda homey and quirky decorations, and not too slick or sterile).
I’ve painted the place the way I like it in hopes I’ll be happy here for a long time.

Learn Spanish

I’m using some online flash card type exercises (, tapes in the car and I have attended one “meet up” group with another scheduled for next week. I think I’m gonna have to break down and take an actual class, because this isn’t really sticking with me.

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