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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is no longer considering law school

get crown for molar
implant complete on one tooth

when i listed this as a goal I was talking about molar, since then i had another tooth extracted. As it was a more important tooth the get back in my mouth, the last year and a half I have been to the dentist more than i have my entire life. I have received the implant, and the crown for that tooth, however I am now waiting for it to get resized… soon enough! But I will keep this goal active until i complete the implant on the molar tooth.

transfer home videos to DVD
Superstorm Sandy

I left my home videos in a drawer at home at my mom’s. They were submerged in seawater when the flood came in. I have not determined if they were completely ruined yet. So that is my first goal.


I have been meaning to volunteer for a tourette’s related organization since hs, I have emailed and hope to start soon

get a credit card
Debit doesn't count

I’m 24 and have no credit. For someone who hopes to own property someday, I better get on the road to developing some.

write my dad a letter
now i have to send it

i always do this. I have written so many, but never put it in the box.
i wrote one yesterday and i plan on typing it and printing it tonight. then mailing it tomorrow. set a goal. attain it. i’ll let you know how it goes

work at a hotel on the beach (read all 2 entries…)
Getting there

The Hotel is set to open, with the accounted delay, on june 16th. I will be working as a host in the restaurant which will serve solely organic food. The hotel itself is still under construction which is daunting. But next month, I will be gainfully employed, working with a great team on the boardwalk in a hotel restaurant! I am so excited. Almost there.

work for Cirque du Soleil in any capacity

I went on an interview to work at the bar in the VIP section. It is conflicting with my schedule, so I might miss my opportunity this time, but I still hold it as a goal… someday. The people are so inspiring.

work at a hotel on the beach (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve always wanted to live in a hotel, at least for a while. When I saw the Allegria Hotel opening in Long Beach last year, I set my sights on working there. I’ve gone on several interviews. It might just happen!

Learn circus skills

goes along with the trapeze goal… but more generically, I hope to acquire circus skills that I can perform… first step will be to introduce myself to any circus people I meet. If I ever do…

go on the trapeze (again)

also only tried once… have been desperate to try again. All it takes is some money and a day off. But I have to work on the other goal about strength and flexibility first if I want to get the most from the experience.

learn photoshop

This is one of those things that has to start with downloading the software. That’s the first step. I have an old computer and am too poor to afford a new one. But If i buy the software, I can start to learn even before I buy a new computer. Am I afraid to try to learn this on my own?



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