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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  1. 1. fall in love
    8 entries . 8 cheers
    27,212 people
  2. 2. have beautiful hair
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    29 people
  3. 3. lose weight
    20 entries
    42,100 people
  4. 4. get my wisdom teeth out
    2 entries
    62 people
  5. 5. live
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,114 people
  6. 6. Buy a House
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    14,074 people
  7. 7. graduate from college
    3 entries
    6,121 people
  8. 8. travel the world
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    21,175 people
  9. 9. stop procrastinating
    5 entries
    30,441 people
  10. 10. grow my hair long
    10 entries . 1 cheer
    3,836 people
  11. 11. keep my room clean
    7 entries
    2,637 people
  12. 12. be described as tall and thin
    1 person
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lose weight (read all 20 entries…)

i wore a shirt today that never fit me right. the design on of it is simple but complex and before it fit me tight and my fat…yeah. ive slimmed down and suddenly everyone is just saying wow! it fits me perfect! im so happy. im not fully satisfied yet, i have a long way to go, but im getting there. i exercise everyday. i do weights and cardio everyday and i love it. its hard to stop now. im adjusting to being stared at still and ive just tried to ignore it. im a little sad though because a couple of my friends have been kind of mean to me. incidentally they happen to be women. theyre just treating me different and i dont know what im doing to them. anyway, im not going to let anyone step over me or my goals. im going to keep going day by day and being kind to everyone. its good karma i think

have beautiful hair (read all 5 entries…)

i have beautiful hair, and i just cut it. actually, my initial goal was something stupid. many times over ive heard that men like long hair on women, from men as well, and so i always tried growing it out and kept it long. i hated the attention however so i started grabbing it up and not doing anything with it. my reasoning was that by cutting my hair super short i would be unattractive to men. insteaad, ive had the opposite effect! backfire. i talked to my stylist later and he said simply that his hands only create beauty because hes an artist…damn. and i do like it a lot, but wow. wow. wow is all i can say.

lose weight (read all 20 entries…)

i just wore a jacket that i have not been able to wear in years. i couldn’t even zip it up…and i could zip it up today and feel comfortable! i may not see the difference much in myself yet, but if im wearing this and it fits when it hasnt in years…i must be doing something right. i love it. i love exercising. i can’t stop now! i never thought i would actually say it, but i love to exercise. it feels so good! im close to happy tears :) im just so happy. i can’t stop yet. i have a long way to go. i love the burn; it means that its working! today, i took my dog out for a run and i didnt stop! i could actually do it! i surprised myself so much, im so happy! i know that when ive reached my UGW by june and people ask me how i did it, i cant tell them what ive done. ive been getting on the elliptical for an hour, then i do weights for another hour and a half. i make sure i work every single part of my body also; leaving nothing out. i used to be one of those people that thinks that “if i do weights ill be butch”, but its not the case AT ALL. women won’t get like men do because women have ESTROGEN, and unless women want to become body builders, then they would have more muscle, but its just to be toned. i have to stay positive and know that its not going to happen overnight. today, im closer than i was yesterday, and yesterday i said today. i can fail, but i wont ever quit because mistakes happen and i get over them. pretty soon i wont make so many mistakes. there’s just one thing that scares me that is starting to happen even now; men. they are beginning to look at me more and it scares me. i need to get that out of my mind though. its about my health and im not going to be heavy to keep men away anymore. yesh…thats it. who knows? maybe later i might like the attention. i just want to throw the clothes in my closet away; larges and extra larges will be there nevermore. when that day comes…im going to be ecstatic beyond words. all that clothes will be gone and i can move on to the cute clothes and shorts and skirts and tanktops. hell, my breasts already look better since i started doing weights! smaller and more lifted. my jeans that i call my “fat jeans” are falling off me now! my neck looks different and my face also. my cheekbones are looking good too. not to mention my skin and hair and nails, they look good and i hardly get zits so my skin is smooth and clear. slow improvements, but theyre improvements!

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