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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is anyone else super bummed that 43things is shutting down? :-(

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How I did it
How to get a full-time nanny job?
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to learn to bake Gluten-Free
It took me
2 days
It made me

How to hot yoga
It took me
1 day
It made me
Sweaty and mellow

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Degree in Nutrition or Teaching Credential? (read all 2 entries…)
I think I have chosen.... to become a Registered Dietician!

had an epiphany the other day and I’m too tired to type it all here, but I think nutritionist/dietician is the path for me!

travel to Ireland
read an article....

about traveling abroad with food allergies. I learned that Ireland is a safe place to travel for those with celiac/wheat allergy issues. Supposedly Ireland has the highest rate of celiac disease per population (2%)...

maybe that’s part of the reason why I have it since I’m part Irish?

anyways…. this is good news for me because I have always wanted to visit Ireland! I love cloudy, overcast days. I love how green and lush the landscapes look and how magical the old castles are, straight out of a fairytale. <3

fall asleep to the sound of frogs! (read all 2 entries…)
went on a hike

Went to a Bluegrass Festival and then on a hike the next day. It was blistering hot..well not that hot, but about 90 and we hiked up a rocky hillside towards a small stream.

At the end of the stream which feeds into a water pipe and then goes down to the city… there was a small pond that was drying up fast.

I was excited to see HUNDREDS of tadpoles swimming around! Haven’t seen tadpoles in years! :-)

There was this one little side of the pond though that had a puddle that has before been connected but now was separate from the main water by about 5 inches of dry land. And the puddle looked to be drying up fast. A pile of dead tadpoles sat at the bottom :-( but then… I saw one little guy frantically swimming around.

I quickly got an empty water bottle out of my backpack and slowly, carefully tried to catch the little guy. He went right in and even though my boyfriend said I was.. “interfering with evolution…” I released the little froglet back into the larger pond area.

It would have been too sad to just leave him there to die like all his siblings, at least now he has a fighting chance. <3

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