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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list three things every day that made me happy (read all 84 entries…)
Sunday 29th November

1. Had an absolute LAZY DAY today. It was great!
2. I got a bit of homework done
3. I spoke to my best friend from home today for the first time in three and a half months!

save (read all 6 entries…)
I'm not doing so bad with this one

I’ve started to work more and go out less, so I’m saving money. I’ll need money badly next year, because I’ll be moving out and living abroad, and I won’t be working

list three things every day that made me happy (read all 84 entries…)
5th May 2009

1. I got up at a reasonable hour to start studying. It turned out that I didn’t start studying until 3p.m., but atleast I didn’t spend half the day sleeping
2. I applied for a job and sent off the application
3. I organised the pig sty that is my room!

drink less alcohol (read all 16 entries…)
Happy Saturday!!

I felt so good going into work on saturday morning without a hangover! :)
I just paced myself with the drinks, and stuck to lighter drinks as opposed to the vodka and shots I usually have

rock my final presentation in Spanish
So it's tomorrow...

hope it goes well …. :-/

Stop bitching (read all 2 entries…)
I just realised I've gotten worse at this

I used to be a pretty optimistic and non-bitchy person, but after spending time with a really cheery friend last weekend, I realised I’m really bitchy! I couldn’t say something good about someone without saying something bad. It’s awful! I have to stop!

list three things every day that made me happy (read all 84 entries…)
27th April 2009

1. I found 25 euro on the ground today!

2. I’ve started the last week of college (before the exams). This week is going to be pretty tough, cos I’ve so many presentations, but hopefully it’ll go by fast!

3. My german friend looked over my essay for me and corrected it

list three things every day that made me happy (read all 84 entries…)
21st April 2009

1. I got a lift into college today, which was perfect because it was raining outside

2. I handed in an assignment early, which has NEVER happened before!

3. The fact that I still have 3 easter eggs left made me happy! :)

read 50 books in a year (read all 14 entries…)
No. 4

“The Reader”
By Bernhard Schlink

This wasn’t my kind of book at all

read 50 books in a year (read all 14 entries…)
No. 3

“All Quiet on the western front”
By Remarque

Although I usually hate war books, this one was pretty damn amazing

list 50 women little girls should admire instead of symbols of stupidity and weakness (read all 11 entries…)

Michelle Obama

list three things every day that made me happy (read all 84 entries…)
29th April 2009

1. I feel amazingly confident and happy after getting my braces off last week. Every time I look in the mirror I get a shock!

2. I finished reading an awful book for uni, and have started a fantastic one!

3. I had a fun-filled weekend with friends, without having to worry about a million assignments, which makes a nice change

be more confident (read all 9 entries…)
Feeling Amazingly Confident!

I got my braces off last week, and it has already made SUCH a big difference to my confidence. I feel so much happier now that they’re gone! I never realised just how much I hated them!

balance studying and partying (read all 3 entries…)
This goal is actually achieveabe

I’ve discovered that this goal is possible if you just drink less (like as in little enough so that you don’t have a hangover the next day), and then force yourself to study before partying! Then of course make sure that you go to lectures the next day. It’s tough, but is possible!

drink less alcohol (read all 16 entries…)
I'm limiting myself

to only 2 drinks per night out. Because on thursday night I had 3 vodkas in the space of 3 hours and I woke up with a hangover. I have no idea how. I’m obviously just a lightweight

get a haircut

A haircut was well overdue, and now my hair is way more manageable!

Give up chocolate for Lent
Day 6

I’m still hanging in there!
I did this last year, and managed to survive. I remember that I was really frustrated and annoyed that I couldn’t eat chocolate, but it doesn’t seem as bad this year. It’s really weird because it’s not like I cut down on the amount of chocolate I ate over the last year. Take today for example. I had a bar of chocolate in my bag from last week which I hadn’t opened, and I wasn’t even tempted to eat it. Strange. Maybe it’ll get harder the longer I resist it

get my braces off (read all 3 entries…)

I’ve been told that july will be the very latest that I’ll be getting my braces off!!
I’ll have a perfect smile this summer! :D

read 50 books in a year (read all 14 entries…)

“breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer, for the second time

pass my driving theory test
1 week from today!

I’d better start studying for it!

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