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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margriet's Life List

  1. 1. Get my life together
    204 people
  2. 2. Write papers
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  3. 3. Finish my PhD in April 2014
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Wear an Elie Saab
    1 person
  5. 5. Have a beautiful garden
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    167 people
  6. 6. Get back together with my husband
    3 people
  7. 7. Buy a House
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    14,074 people

How I did it
How to get organised
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to eat less meat
It took me
1 week
It made me

Recent entries
drive a lotus elise

Going for a test drive on Monday, Yeahh

supervise a master-project
second time around

The first time supervising a master student wasn’t nearly as interesting as I had hoped. But now I’m doing it again and I love it: challenging the student, seeing him learn. So totally worth it!

Write papers

1) I finished my conference papers and am using the text for my thesis.
2) Gave my supervisor a draft for a journal paper.
3) submitted an extra abstract for another conference.

The next steps are:
1) Write drafts for thesis chapters
2) Do additional experiments to complete chapters
3) Bother supervisor for feedback on first paper
4) Use the chapters to write 2 more journal papers
5) Submit first papers
6) Get feedback for next 2 papers
7) Improve and submit paper 2 and 3

lots of work!
I hope I finish this summer!

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