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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graduate from college (read all 4 entries…)
Almost there!!!

In one week, I will be finished with my Bachelor’s degree!!!

graduate from college (read all 4 entries…)
Getting closer...

Only 103 days until I graduate!!

graduate from college (read all 4 entries…)
Soon, I can tell you all that this is worth doing!!

The Fall 2006 semester is coming to a close. After I finish finals next week, I only have 2 semesters left, Spring 2007 and Summer 2007. Then, I will FINALLY have my Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Eat better


do yoga

I do it all the time now and I love it!

Lose 20 pounds


find something that my husband and i can do together

My husband and I have found that we love to snowboard and shoot targets together. We are much happier now that we have some mutual hobbies.

pay off debt

I have paid off all my medical bills and credit cards. Now all I have left is mortgage, car payment, and bills that never go away (phone,electricity,etc.) It feels great!

Quit Smoking

I quit smoking using the nicotine patch. The first week was very hard. I had strange dreams, mad cravings…I was a mess. But now, I am happier, healthier, and I have more money to spend on other things

see green day in concert
I've done this 3 times

Once in Wisconsin
Once in Minnesota
Once in Idaho
Worth it every time

Read 1984
required reading

It was required reading when I was a senior in high school (2001). I finished so quickly that my teacher suggested I read “Brave New World” which I also enjoyed.

tube down a river

I’ve done this twice. Once in Minnesota, and once in Idaho.

swim in the ocean
Atlantic and Pacific

I swam in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Califorina and Oregon and I swam in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France. I’d like to do it again in a place where the water is very warm and turquoise. I could have swam in the Mediterranean Sea, but for some reason I decided not to, and I’m glad I didn’t. The people that I was there with who did swim in it got some kind of a weird rash.

skinny dip

I had just moved out into my first apartment. A lot of college kids lived in the complex. One night, my roommate and I jumped into the pool naked. When we got out of the pool, we realized just how many people were on their balconies watching us. There was a lot of cheering and clapping. We were very embarrassed, but it was a lot of fun.

move out of home

Moving out of my mom’s house made me realize how hard it is to live in the real world. It also made me a stronger person, and it made me appreciate my mom a lot more.

read "The Scarlet Letter"

I had to read this book when I was in high school. It was probably the most boring book that I have ever read in my life. I really love to read, but this book just didn’t do it for me.

learn to play chess
tons of fun

My husband finally taught me to play chess! It is so much fun, and I’m better at it than I expected! I wish I would have learned years ago!

get along better with my husband
a change in job goes a long way

my husband recently changed jobs and is now doing something that he enjoys instead of making more money doing something that he hated. Now he is happier, his schedule allows us to see each other more often, and we are getting along marvelously!!!!!

go out for sushi
i used to hate fish

sushi is the only way that I really enjoy eating fish. It is very tasty and very worth it.

learn how to drive stick

once you learn to drive stick, you will never want to drive automatic ever ever again. it is scary at first, but soo worth it

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