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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I'm doing 16 things

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  1. 1. spend more time outdoors with my son
    2 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Get organized
    6,534 people
  3. 3. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  4. 4. Learn to use my sewing machine
    1 cheer
    82 people
  5. 5. get up on time
    391 people
  6. 6. Remain tattoo free
    5 people
  7. 7. buy a car
    1 entry
    3,467 people
  8. 8. Go to Mardi Gras
    714 people
  9. 9. go to more shows
    192 people
  10. 10. be less depressed
    57 people
  11. 11. work less
    301 people
  12. 12. worry less
    4,724 people
  13. 13. take better care of myself
    1,413 people
  14. 14. own my own home
    1 entry
    1,463 people
  15. 15. stop bouncing checks
    1 entry
    3 people
  16. 16. Complete Baby Step 1 of the Total Money Makeover
    0 people

How I did it
How to buy a House
It took me
9 years
It made me
Yay, house!

How to finish my masters
It took me
5 years
It made me

How to commute less
It took me
3 years
It made me
woo-hoo! Sleep!

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own my own home

I have bought my home and am paying on it, but I won’t OWN it for another $123,000.

buy a car
My car is dying.

My 2001 Oldsmobile Alero is on its last legs. 188K+ miles, have put $400 worth of work into it this last month, still won’t run. I think it needs a battery. I’d like to save up and pay cash for one, but money’s so tight, I don’t see that happening any time soon. $2900 more to pay off on the truck.

Update, Feb 22, 2011—It turned out to need a $90 battery. Fixed the stuck-down window with duct tape. Interior still smells like a wet dog, but, to quote Jack White, “It ain’t no vintage Cadillac/ But she always gets me there and back!”

stop bouncing checks
so far, so good...

Two weeks have gone by since we got “back in the black.” So far, so good. We just need to make it 8 more days till I get paid again. Groceries are bought, we just have to manage gasoline and cigarettes…

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