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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I'm doing 21 things

humekant's Life List

  1. 1. make new mistakes and stop doing the old ones again and again
    3 entries . 11 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. have a library in my house
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    234 people
  3. 3. touch my toes without bending my knees
    4 cheers
    18 people
  4. 4. read as many books as possible, starting with all the books I own but haven't read
    6 cheers
    606 people
  5. 5. understand myself
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    422 people
  6. 6. learn to forgive
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    442 people
  7. 7. bitch less
    2 cheers
    13 people
  8. 8. take one day at a time
    2 entries
    48 people
  9. 9. Be kinder
    2 entries
    265 people
  10. 10. have a little place to rant!
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. Keep a notepad of awesome moments
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    201 people
  12. 12. do yoga
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    2,361 people
  13. 13. get in the best shape of my life
    3 entries
    433 people
  14. 14. Write letters here to convince myself I am making the right choices.
    10 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. stop caring what others think.
    3 cheers
    254 people
  16. 16. Make a list of new men resolutions and standards to stick to
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. post letters here that i would never send
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    35 people
  18. 18. Allow myself to only be treated well by the people I choose to have friendships and relationships with. If they do not, I need to find the courage to move on without them.
    7 cheers
    267 people
  19. 19. get married, stay married, and live happily ever after
    4 cheers
    1,898 people
  20. 20. not have to worry about money
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    252 people
  21. 21. finish my dissertation
    1 entry
    293 people

How I did it
How to find my dream job
It took me
365 days
It made me

How to stop being used
It took me
5 years
It made me
proud of myself

How to stop obsessing over him
It took me
1 month
It made me
perfectly fine

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have a little place to rant! (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve been a moody so and so this week. Just felt pretty down and crap all week…. wish someone would try and cheer me up. Been really ill as well, no one’s brought me soup or grapes or lemsip though :(

Not that I want to be ungrateful or self centered. Just feeling a bit crap.


finish my dissertation
Dissertation woes.

I am so stressing out about this!! I have no idea where to start, I’m doing an undergraduate history dissertation in the UK, 10,000 words, in on the 5th of May.

I can’t do it :(

Write letters here to convince myself I am making the right choices. (read all 10 entries…)

Arg arghh argh argh arghh

What do I have to do to actually feel valued and important and loved??? I’m not worth much apparently. Not worth making time for. You prefer spending time with your friends than me.

I think I am worth more and should be treated better, not in a big headed way just in a ‘the basics everybody deserves’ way.

I am so sad and so fed up and feel so worthless and horrible :( and I am so upset with myself for making the wrong life choices.

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