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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Row in the U23 world championships this year. (read all 3 entries…)

Had a blast and didn’t do too bad. I would go through the entire process again in a heartbeat.

Row in the U23 world championships this year. (read all 3 entries…)
Doing good

I’m in Belgium now, enjoying myself. Just took 2nd in my Rep today to advance to the semi-finals tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I’ll make it to the A finals but even if not I really have no right to complain. I’m having a great time hanging out and meeting new people and definitely looking forward to trying some of the good food when the racing is over!

Row 2k in a single in under 8 minutes.
Almost there!

Rowed an 8:05.5 at trials last week in no wind against a current. Hopefully I should be able to break 8 at U23s later this month.

Row in the U23 world championships this year. (read all 3 entries…)

Yay, it’s going to happen! I won my race at U23 trials in the LW1x and beat the time standard by almost 3 seconds! I’m going to Belgium!!! :)

Don't screw it up!
Doing ok

I managed to make weight at the CRASH-B’s, so didn’t screw that up. It gets easier and easier to hold things together the better I do. So hopefully this success will lead to more. I just have to keep remembering this!

learn german
Vielen spass!

Hard work, but worth it. This is one thing I’ve done that I’ve never regretted.

Read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

One of the best books series ever!

learn to row
Changed my life!

I learned to row about 5 years ago. Now I train twice a day and am hoping to go to the world championships. When I started I was out of shape and never would have dreamed of doing some of the things that I don’t even think about now. (Like going for a 7mi run.) Rowing has truely made me a better person, I highly recommend it!



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