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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Ride on the back of a motorcycle
oooooh yeah!

My friend, Andrew, took me out on his bike this afternoon. He’d promised me a while ago that he’d take me out and take me to lunch. Today, he kept his promise. I have to admit that I was terrified at first. He took me around my safe neighborhood and did less than 20 mph most of the time. Once I was ok with that, he took me out on the road. The fastest we went was 60… WOW. What a rush! If you had seen my face the entire time, I looked like a goon. I had a BIG BRIGHT SMILE plastered to my face the ENTIRE time. He said I looked ridiculous with the dorky helmet he gave me and my oversized red sunglasses. We had lunch at Mike’s Italian restaurant… or something like that. Very cool afternoon… very cool!

lose 85 lbs (read all 2 entries…)
more on this one

im down 25 and have reached a plateau. i havent lost in the last 2 months. we’ll see. im back to working hard at it. hopefully things will get better soon.

attend Notre Dame

I’ve decided that for graduate school, I want to attend the University of Notre Dame during the summers and get my masters in Theology over the span of 7 summers. Once that happens, I can get a pay increase no matter where I work, I’ll have attended one of the finest universities nation wide, and I’ll have a higher knowledge of my faith. I’m excited!

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