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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How to pierce something
It took me
1 day
It made me
New


How to have an art show
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60 days
It made me
Proud


How to go on a vacation by myself
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4 days
It made me
Nervous, but excited


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stay up all night
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As of recently, I’ve been on this medication that makes me SUPER productive, which is a great thing. I’m getting homework done on time, my room is finally in order, and I don’t have three tons of laundry piling up in my closet. I have realized, however, that I am SO behind on a lot of things… mainly little things, but they add up after awhile. Anyway, I popped one of those little babies in last night because I had a quiz to work on and I could feel myself losing focus early on in the night. That may have been a bad plan, because after the quiz was finished, I became Wonder Woman. I cleaned the bathroom, finished organzing my room, cleaned old food out of the kitchen. All the while, I’m watching the clock, promising myself I’ll be in bed by 1. Then 1 becomes 2. Then 3. Then by the time I finally get into bed, it’s 5:30am so I just said fuck it, I’m taking a “nap” and then going to work. For eight hours.

Yeah, this was definitely a bad idea. But I still say it’s worth it! I feel accomplished. Drained, but accomplished.



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I hope I actually stick with this one.

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I’m starting to get really pumped about this…

Had the photos framed and matted, wired (for free!), and now all I need to do is drop them off.



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