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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Make the most of my 20's (read all 2 entries…)
Last entry on this website

It is with a heavy heart that I am going to be deleting my content in the coming days and moving on over to Popclogs. I don’t like the thought of my entries just lingering in cyberspace indefinitely. I am incredibly sad that this site is ending but I am looking forward to a fresh start on PopClogs. I hope you will all join me and we can reconnect on there and build something amazing.

As far as this goal goes, this was my most-cheered goal on this website. I added this goal a few years into my 20s, and I really just jumped in with both feet. All of my 75 (I can’t believe it) followers know what I have done, and although I am only 26, I feel this goal is truly complete. There are still many things I want to do in the next 4 years with my career and traveling, but I am highly fulfilled if this is as far as I ever got. I never thought I would do and see half the things I did my entire life, let alone at this age. I might bring it back in the future if I find myself not taking opportunities and risks.

I wish I could find a better way to express what this site and everyone has meant to me over the last two accounts and 7 years. I don’t know a single person on this site in my every day life, but I find myself thinking of you all often. If we never cross paths again, I hope that you all have a wonderful, happy, and enriching life. I hope that all of your dreams, wishes, and goals come true. I couldn’t have made it this far without each and every one of you.

With abundant never ending love,


Make the most of my 20's (read all 2 entries…)
South Africa

It took me a few days to write about my trip because it was so incredible that I had to get my thoughts together. I can honestly say that I found my inner peace and have never been so happy in another place. I wanted to leave everything behind and live in Kruger Park. I loved being around all the animals and away from technology. I loved waking up and knowing that every morning I would see an animal outside my hut (warthogs the first day, monkeys the second, a wildebeest the third). When I look at every single picture I am just radiating happiness. Africa really got into my blood, heart, mind, and soul. I want to return to practice social work at some point in my career.

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