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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Kate Elizabeth

I'm doing 19 things
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run a half-marathon with my dad
April 18, 2009

We picked the Charlottesville Half-Marathon. I am starting my training TOMORROW (Jan. 1). (Or maybe tonight.) I used to run all the time, effortlessly, without even really thinking about it; that’s what I want to get back to.

give pilates another try

ugh I HATE PILATES. I have not done this since I added it approximately 17 years ago. I am leaving it up because I think I probably should, but I am by nature a frenetic person and all that sitting still and focusing on breathing just makes me crazy. CRAZY!

Get my Master's Degree (read all 5 entries…)
I did it :)

I graduated from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism on May 23, 2008. And yesterday morning, I got the job of my dreams – writing features in a small town in Virginia. I’ve been working for this basically my entire life. :) It’s a little terrifying, but I can’t wait to get started.

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