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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Make a Life List containing 100 goals (read all 2 entries…)
Lou Holtz

I heard Lou Holtz speak a couple of months ago and even he has one of these! And he’s done 104 out of his list of 108! Amazing!!!

My boyfriend made one and I can’t wait to read it. I need to get on this!

Complete Dale Carnegie training (read all 2 entries…)
Changing my life

I only have three more classes left. This course has changed my life. It’s been tough and there have been a lot of tears, but it’s so very worth it. You just have to be motivated to change. My boyfriend has noticed the difference and I feel much more calm every day. Talking with people and my managing stress has improved. If you need help in the areas of confidence, stress management, human relations, leadership, communication, or public speaking (and who doesn’t need help in one or all of those areas) then Dale Carnegie Training is for you!

start a photography business
Loving Care Photography

I officially launched my business on April 1st of this year! I do portrait photography, especially family and children. I will consider this goal complete once I have my first client. I need to do more marketing, but since it’s a second business, after my day job, I don’t have as much time as I would like.

I am also thinking about doing commercial photography for businesses and their websites, but not really sure how to break into that business.

collect quotes that motivate me (read all 43 entries…)
Richard Bach

The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.

Complete Dale Carnegie training (read all 2 entries…)

This class is my Christmas gift to myself. It starts in two weeks and I’m both excited and nervous. I think it will teach me a lot! And give me the confidence in my communication skills to achieve all of my other goals.

become a physician assistant. (read all 2 entries…)
No more school

While I think it’s a great career and I would be good at it. I do not want to go back to school at this time. I’m just ready to be in my life and save up for the future. Not go into debt and be unable to do anything fun for the next two years.

travel to boston (read all 2 entries…)
Boston in October

So much fun! I loved the city and could see myself living there. However, the weather was dreadful.

collect quotes that motivate me (read all 43 entries…)

The best time to plant a tree is forty years ago. The second best time is today.

collect quotes that motivate me (read all 43 entries…)
John F Kennedy

Things do not happen. They are made to happen.

Make a Life List containing 100 goals (read all 2 entries…)
Everyone's heard of a bucket list

Everyone’s heard of a bucket list, especially if you are on this site. While I love this website and I think it really helps to keep the list short. I still want a life list to keep everything in order and know what I want to do and at what point in my life I want to do it (by myself, with my spouse, with my kids).

become a physician assistant. (read all 2 entries…)
Filling out CASPA

I’m almost done filling out my CASPA to apply to PA school. I am taking my last 2 pre-reqs this fall (Medical Terminology and Microbiology) and I hope to be accepted into my closest PA school and start next June.

find a career i want to pursue (read all 3 entries…)
I think I've finally done it!

I am applying to grad school to become a Physician Assistant!

collect quotes that motivate me (read all 43 entries…)
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the World is also a confession of character.

collect quotes that motivate me (read all 43 entries…)
Neale Donald Walsch

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

find a career i want to pursue (read all 3 entries…)
Mid-year Review

The hardest thing, and obviously the most frustrating and important, is finding a career I want to pursue. I am happy to have a job right now. But I’m not happy with the job. I have a degree in biology and I’m a receptionist. Most days I just get paid to surf the internet. I need much more intellectual stimulation and challenge in my life.

I need a career goal that I want to pursue to the fullest. I have a lot to give and I’m an incredibly hard worker. It’s even harder because of where I live. It’s a tourism and old person industry. I’m not planning on moving because I’m happy and I want to stay here for Jesse. That’s my decision, and I’ve also come to realization that I will not find a “dream job” here. That said, I do think I can love a job here. I just need to pick and probably go back to school. I’m open to suggestions and heart-to-heart talks about the matter. In fact, I’m searching for them.

I’ve been working very well on this and I’m definitely making progress whether I realize it or not.

learn the thriller dance
mid-year review

I also haven’t started this, but it must be done before I go to the next wedding, which is probably going to be in August. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do this and I was going to buy a DVD with MJ’s videos on it, but Jesse suggested streaming Youtube through my PS3, which is a brilliant idea.

get my ears pierced (read all 4 entries…)
mid-year review

I can’t believe I’m 25 and I have never had this done. I’m a little scared and think it’s a little special to not have pierced ears, but little earrings look so cute when hair is pulled back. I was going to do this in May, but never did. I think it’ll make me look older, but if I don’t like it I can just never wear them.

make at least one new friend
mid-year review

I’m working on this. I’m learning who my real friends are and getting closer to them. I’m trying to be more open, and I think Jesse has helped with that aspect a lot.

read 12 books (read all 4 entries…)
When You Are Engulfed In Flames

by David Sedaris

This book was more of what I really enjoyed from “Me Talk Pretty One Day.” Very funny and he has such an interesting point of view. If you like his other work, this is just as good. If you’ve never read Sedaris before, I still recommend it. It’s broken into short stories and it is just funny!

Go to Disney World (read all 2 entries…)
mid-year review

I have to decide whether I would rather go to Disney World or Universal Studios to see the new Harry Potter World this year.

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