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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decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life (read all 2 entries…)
Do what makes you happy.

I decided that all I want to do with my life is create things. By the time I’m on my death bed, i want to look back and know that I’ve written novels, composed albums, directed films, created art projects, made poetry, etc. I don’t care if I never find a proper career. I don’t like the world of jobs, qualifications, mortgages, taxes, bills, forms, debts…I hate that world. I want to be an artist, and I will no longer care about other people’s expectations. Everyone says I’m clever and that I should have gone to university, or that I should have a decent job where I use my brain. But I hate studying, and I’ve tried hard to find a job that suits me, and the only one I’m happy doing is making music or writing my novel, or just doing something artistic. I don’t mind doing menial low-class jobs for the rest of my life; as long as no one stops me creating, I will be happy : )


make cartoons (read all 2 entries…)

I drew some cartoons recently, and felt proud of them. Haven’t dabbled in the animation side of things yet though.

learn french fluently (read all 3 entries…)

Blah, still struggling with this. I never improve enough. I am going to watch an episode of Six Feet Under every day now, with French dubbing and English subs, so I can just get used to regularly hearing spoken French. It’s my listening comprehension that I really want to improve.

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