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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Euphemia

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I'm doing 42 things
 

Euphemia's Life List

  1. 1. thank God every day
    148 entries . 73 cheers
    10 people
  2. 2. get rid of clutter
    15 entries . 85 cheers
    246 people
  3. 3. Record an album
    5 entries . 35 cheers
    1,297 people
  4. 4. go out dancing
    6 entries . 59 cheers
    36 people
  5. 5. Research my family tree
    3 entries . 34 cheers
    904 people
  6. 6. stop complaining
    14 entries . 36 cheers
    634 people
  7. 7. Clear all mail and create a filing system
    5 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. improve french
    2 entries . 27 cheers
    14 people
  9. 9. Improve Russian
    9 entries . 20 cheers
    3 people
  10. 10. Revamp my wardrobe
    9 entries . 18 cheers
    266 people
  11. 11. pay off my mortgage
    8 entries . 17 cheers
    439 people
  12. 12. go to the Outer Hebrides
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    5 people
  13. 13. Start my own business
    2 entries . 27 cheers
    9,325 people
  14. 14. learn about wine
    4 entries . 20 cheers
    841 people
  15. 15. watch the wire
    8 cheers
    59 people
  16. 16. write a successful blog
    2 entries . 15 cheers
    12 people
  17. 17. visit Costa Rica
    17 cheers
    135 people
  18. 18. learn arabic
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    2,364 people
  19. 19. Get a YMCA fitness qualification
    8 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. NaNoWriMo
    2 entries . 25 cheers
    88 people
  21. 21. organise a surprise party
    4 entries . 10 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. keep in touch with friends and family
    12 entries . 9 cheers
    96 people
  23. 23. run a half marathon
    5 entries . 20 cheers
    2,491 people
  24. 24. make a film
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    907 people
  25. 25. Do my vocal exercises every day
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    2 people
  26. 26. learn to fly a plane
    23 cheers
    1,165 people
  27. 27. get a six pack
    10 entries . 5 cheers
    3,030 people
  28. 28. write in my journal every day
    3 entries . 11 cheers
    251 people
  29. 29. Write 3 new songs
    7 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. make a contact in every country in the world
    1 entry . 25 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. understand economics
    8 cheers
    45 people
  32. 32. Live to be 100
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    338 people
  33. 33. Perform in New York
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    4 people
  34. 34. Visit New Orleans
    17 cheers
    266 people
  35. 35. write a book
    9 cheers
    31,381 people
  36. 36. start a family
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    906 people
  37. 37. Walk the Road to Santiago
    5 cheers
    6 people
  38. 38. Organise a charity gig
    9 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Get blue belt in kickboxing
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. lose weight (again)
    10 entries . 9 cheers
    31 people
  41. 41. get rid of Facebook
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    7 people
  42. 42. Make my house into a beautiful home
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    2 people

How I did it
How to visit Berlin
It took me
2 days
It made me
Surprised


How to watch the entire x-files series
It took me
700 days
It made me
Laugh


How to finish Christmas shopping early
It took me
90 days
It made me
Determined


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Recent entries
thank God every day (read all 148 entries…)
Thank god for 43 things

Ever since I heard that 43 things was going to come to an end, I have spent less time on here. It is like the sad resignation when a relationship is coming to an end, and you know it is over so you keep your distance so that the hurt is less intense when the inevitable happens.
Could someone please tell me that this is a vicious rumour?
What are the plans – are there any? – for an alternative site where we can examine our direction in life, plan to do things just because we want to, and cheer one another on!
Comments please



thank God every day (read all 148 entries…)
Thank God for 43 things...

...please don’t let the rumours be true…I do not generally do social media, but this is so different and so much more. With 43 things, I cease being a robot being who focuses only on work and chores and the thousands of ridiculous things that modern life demands and I enter into a magical world where anything is possible and we all dream and plan and cheer one another on. It really does help me to focus on what I want to experience on this short journey on planet Earth. Please don’t let it be true :(



Perform in New York (read all 2 entries…)
This year...

I am going to visit my sister who lives in NY IN October. It will be my first visit to New York. I have already told her that I would like to fulfil this ambition, and she told me of a jazz open mic that we can go to. It is a performance of sorts, and I am looking forward to it! :)



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