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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get a degree

I am about to start my first class…my first of 23!

Get a Sexy Makeover (read all 5 entries…)

I got my hair cut for locks of love and i really get a lot of compliments on it. My teeth are white, my skin is clear and i dress better. to make this goal complete, i want to weigh 160 lbs.

read faster (read all 4 entries…)

My reading speed is 673 words per minute…unfortunately, my comprehension has decreased to 64%. I am enjoying working on this goal!

go back to school (read all 3 entries…)

I have paid and registered for my first class; ethics. I am just waiting for it to come in the mail! I am trying to get my life organized right now so I am extra prepared for classes!

lose 50 pounds (read all 28 entries…)
January 8 2011

I have really taken a break from this goal. I am to a point where I’m too scared to weigh myself. I have started jogging and I am going to start eating more veggies and jogging everyday, hopefully being able to jog 10km at a time. Right now I can jog 5km.

Do something memorable that I am proud of
January 7.2011

A week ago, I was driving down a highway at night and there was a man standing in the middle of the road. As I was about to hit him, he walked onto the yellow line. I pulled over, called the police and hours later they called me back to thank me for calling as the man was very intoxicated, inappropriately dressed for the cold weather and was ‘close to freezing to death’. I felt like I really did something important. That evening, I heard on the news that a woman was found frozen to death about 50km away. Knowing how sad it could have ended really makes me glad I called.

Have a totally different life by this time next year (read all 2 entries…)

1. I now have 3 casual jobs
2. My relationship is becoming serious
3. I am going on a week long holiday to B.C
4. I am working hard on my budget and debt re-payment
5. I am planning on starting classes either in january or febuary
6. I started jogging

Read the entire Bible (read all 31 entries…)
December 30.2010

Luke 7:1

Be able to jog 5K (read all 4 entries…)
I did it!!!!!!

Today I jogged 5km! I couldnt believe how good I felt! I think I could have gone longer!

Read the entire Bible (read all 31 entries…)
December 29. 2010

Mark 2:1

pay off my credit cards (read all 12 entries…)

1. $892.54
2. $1295.80
3. $6810.73

total= $8999.07

Read the entire Bible (read all 31 entries…)

Mathew 10:1

go back to school (read all 3 entries…)

Yay! my english class does transfer, one down. Now to get the money to pay for school….

Do 900 situps a day for 7 days (read all 3 entries…)
Day 5

I feel like i’ve lost at least a couple of inches! I cant wait to measure my waist after day 7!!!!

lose 50 pounds (read all 28 entries…)

lost one more, 20 to go!

lose 50 pounds (read all 28 entries…)

I lost 4 pounds, 21 more to go!

lose 50 pounds (read all 28 entries…)

Fell off the weight loss wagon again…i have 25 pounds to lose. I have just begun exercising again and drinking more water.

Do 900 situps a day for 7 days (read all 3 entries…)
Day 1

I cant wait to see and feel the results!!!

pay off my credit cards (read all 12 entries…)
some progress:)


go back to school (read all 3 entries…)
One step closer....

I have registered with the University, I am just waiting to find out if one of my English classes is transferable, then I will begin!

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